Without the right guidance, learning to code can sometimes feel lonely, confusing, and lead to impostor’s syndrome quickly. But here’s the thing: coding is hard! It’s also very rewarding and provides endless inspiration.
Over the course of five weeks, the Start Coding challenge will help you design and tackle your own curriculum so your coding journey works for you.
If you’ve started to code in the past, you know that the hardest part is finding a structure that works for you. The “Code More” challenge will help you transform your long-standing coding goals into a maintainable habit.
You might not realize it, but your ideas and reflections are extraordinarily helpful to other people on their coding journeys. The “Write More” challenge will help you develop your writing voice, share your growing technical knowledge with others, and craft a great article.
Hunting for jobs can be stressful -- we’re here to help you through it to land a job you’ll love. While we can’t guarantee a job at the end of this five-week challenge, we know that the structure, support, and preparation this challenge provides will boost your confidence and help you focus.
The CodeNewbie Challenge is an email series designed to help you reach your goals! Once you select your challenge, you’ll immediately start getting emails each week filled with:
If you’ve done the CodeNewbie challenge in the past, a lot will look familiar. The difference with #CNC2021 is that in each mission, you’ll be connecting with others here on CodeNewbie Community: a dedicated support network for early-career programmers and people learning to code. By sharing your homework and progress on CodeNewbie Community, you’ll be able to connect with others and find accountability. If you prefer, you can always tweet your homework to us instead!
You’ll also find that the resources and links we share in each mission week are completely updated. We’ll bere sharing helpful articles, tips, and guidance from the DEV and CodeNewbie communities.
You’ll turn in your homework by posting on a thread for that mission.
It varies per-challenge and per-mission! Sometimes, there's more than one mission in a given week, but we try to balance out the workload in that case. Very generally, you can expect to spend around three hours per week on your assignments and reading material.
If you ever need to take a break, feel free! We'll still send you the rest of your missions as scheduled, but you can revisit them when it’s best for you.
Each challenge will have a dedicated help thread where you can seek advice and input from other community members -- or ask our team a question about the challenge itself! You can also use the #help tag on CodeNewbie Community to ask technical questions. We’ll share all the info during your first mission.
Yes! Just know that you’ll be getting a lot of emails from us! Once you’ve opted in for one challenge, you can’t “switch” -- but you can sign up for another one by filling out the form associated with each challenge.
#CNC2021 is totally free!
Email us at email@example.com! We look forward to hearing from you!