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#CNC2021 "Start Coding" Mission 1 Submission Thread

After completing all the steps in your Mission 1 email, post your coding goals and your favorite coding roles. Feel free to introduce yourself to other participants you see here! Congrats on completing Mission 1!

Congrats on challenging yourself to Code More! If you have any questions about the challenge overall, head to the Start Coding Help Thread. For any technical questions throughout the challenge (or in general!) write a #help post and share with the community!

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

I'm interested in frontend web development, with a dash of UX/UI.

My goal for the next six months is to learn the foundational frontend development skills to build projects from graphic design comps. My focus will be on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Bootstrap.

I plan to track the time I spend coding with a pomodoro app that integrates with my to-do list. Because I work full-time, I'm aiming for one hour per day on average.

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Arcadia

What program are you learning with? I also just started a new Pomodoro App. I'd love to hear how you're using yours with a to-do list.

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Jean-Christophe Helary • Edited on

My #CNC2021 Start Coding - Goals Worksheet is here:
docs.google.com/document/d/1RBqkzU...

I am not freaking out. But with no savings whatsoever and a familiarity with IT that I've had for the last 25 years, I think it's way time that I challenge myself and move on to something that will pay for retirement...

In the Mission 1 mail, I did not see non-mobile development (ie what seems to be called "Desktop development" in the Dev post that was linked as an extra ressource). I thought that was an interesting choice of options.

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

I don't know how retirement works for French expats in Japan, @brandelune , and can't view your Goals Worksheet on Goggle Docs. Are you looking for a better paying job before you retire or a second career after you retire from your current job?

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Jean-Christophe Helary

Sabine, sorry for the locked linked. I think I fixed that.

I live in Japan and I've always worked as an independent worker (translator/localizer and a bit of French teaching). Basically I only work when work comes in and with 3 kids and all the expenses we have here, that we can barely cover from month to month (due to little work and high costs) we just don't have any savings. And this pandemic made that very clear that we were not going to see the situation improve in the long term.

So, yes, I'm looking for a remote job with relatively stable and higher income. Human translation is slowly dying with machine translation taking over and French teaching only goes so far.

My experiences with programming are frustrating because they are "flash" experiences. I can write reasonable code for things I need at home (scripts to manage my processes) but I do that only once in a while, and then I need to get back to the language reference, make the same errors as I did before, etc.

What I need is a stable reason to code and a reason that's linked to an income. Otherwise I get lost in other preoccupations.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hey there! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

Just so you know, no need to share your worksheets! Those are just for your own notes and reflection. In the threads, you'll want to share answers to the assignment questions :)

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Jean-Christophe Helary

Sorry, that was not clear from the "mission" description. I thought we were supposed to be able to read each other. Is it preferable to not share them ?

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

You certainly can share a view-only copy of your note sheet if you like, but an important part of the assignment is also to carry over your answer to the prompt so discussion can happen right here on CodeNewbie Community! 😃

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Oh and no apologies necessary of course! :)

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Gabriel Esteban Ruiz Meneses

Hello everyone! My name is Gabriel and i am from Colombia. I am learning python this year and i cannot wait to start making some cool projects. I would love to hear any tips or resources you guys might have. Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/gabrieleruiz/ or shot me an email at gabrielestebanruiz21@gmail.com. I have a couple of books and resources regarding technical interview if you are interest.

Here is assignment 1.

docs.google.com/document/d/1jRddK3....

Happy coding

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Anushka Trivedi

Hey Gabriel, python sounds like a very fun language to begin with, and very useful in the current tech ecosystem as well.
Looking forward to reading your goals but I cannot access your document at the moment.

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Gabriel Esteban Ruiz Meneses

Hi Anushka, it is a very fun language. I am currently taking a codecademy course and reading python in a nutshell. I do not what happened to my goals link. I will see how can I give access to it.

What are you studying ? how do you learn best (reading, watching videos, or live classes ) ?

happy coding

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Anushka Trivedi

codeacademy is fun!
I am currently doing mostly javascript. for me, reading works best. and it is even better if directly after reading, or along with reading, i can also try things out by writing some code. how do you learn best?

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Gabriel Esteban Ruiz Meneses

I enjoyed reading a lot. However I learn best by doing. I am really good on live classes where I can compete and get hand on right after the lesson.

JavaScript is awesome. I am familiar with the framework React. I you need some JavaScript resources let me know I might have a couple.

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Anushka Trivedi

yes please :) it would be great to get a few resources

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Gabriel Esteban Ruiz Meneses

Sorry for the late reply. Here they are. Hope they help.

drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kc...

Let me know if you ever want to code together. I am learning python but I very comfortable with JavaScript.

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Anushka Trivedi

Thank you! I do have an idea for a javascript project, and will ask you once I am more clear about what I want to do <3

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

Gabriel, are you familiar with PyBites? I started my coding journey with Python a couple of years ago, before I decided to switch to frontend development. I remember listening to the PyBites podcast and enjoying it. The website also has smaller coding exercises, which I really liked for additional practice and to test myself.

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Gabriel Esteban Ruiz Meneses

I am not familiar. But I just added my email to their daily video list and I cannot wait to get their first bite of knowledge. Thank you so much for sharing.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hey there! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

Just so you know, no need to share your worksheets! Those are just for your own notes and reflection. In the threads, you'll want to share answers to the assignment questions :)

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Gabriel Esteban Ruiz Meneses

Upsss. This is my first time. thanks for letting me know.

Have a great day.

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Hershil Piplani
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Sabine Emden (she/her)

You have some very ambitious goals, @herkura ! Are you planning to start your own company?

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Hershil Piplani

Thanks a lot, Sabine Emden but planning for a startup is too far for the time being. I am more interested in gaining some industrial experience first, working in a competitive environment, and contributing to the open source community as well.

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

That sound like a reasonable plan! I wish you all the best for it.

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Hershil Piplani

Thanks alot!

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Dis_Connected⛓

Hello everyone i am Eddie and i am a professional banker and investment finance analysts, i am passionate about technology and computers thats why i am here today , I’m not looking to switch careers but i love learning new things and I would like to add coding to my list of skills ,I would also love to get a rewarding career .

In 12 months time i should be able to design a complete and fully functional programme.My favorite coding roles are Front End Developer, Mobile Developer and Software Engineer

Successful learning to me is to be able understand a concept and to be able to apply it releventaly , whether it's a new project , a course or a real life situation

To measure that success I would like to think in terms of time spent and courses completed. Keeping a journal to measure progress can be one way to track progress , still to research on other tools.

I have wrote down a 12 month Timeline to fulfill my learning goals and start applying for jobs . Starting to day 😊

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Awesome!

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Abdelrahman Elshershaby

interesting

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Tim Apple

Hello, been around a little while now, but no real progress. I am going through this to help me buckle down so to speak.

I am interested in Web and Mobile development. I really like flutter but I am going to focus on web technologies for now since they cover a lot of bases in the end if a person has a browser.

My goal is to be working in some low level role actually developing in 1-2 years. I have the benefit of being home now taking care of my kids. Plan on entering workforce in the above timeline.

Cheers!

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Edwin Duenez

Hey everyone!

I'm interested in Web Development. Both front-end and back-end.

My goal is to complete the course that I am currently taking on Udemy and build a project based on the topics that it covers. I am also striving to apply to multiple positions and land an interview by the end of the year.

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Abdelrahman Elshershaby

wish you all the best Edwin
which stack are you learning on udemy?

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Dawn Susee

Hi. I want to get my certification in Java. I am using the Code challenge to review Java from the beginning and I would like to take the certification exam by the end of the summer.

My favorite coding roles are software engineer and game developer. I like the roles which include writing code.

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Induja

Hello everyone! I'm Induja and I'm from India. I'm not a complete newbie to programming but I got into this challenge to find direction and gain clarity when learning to code. I'm super excited to start doing fun projects. Please drop any advice/tips you would give me, a freshman CS major, to find my own path in tech.

Here's my Coding Goals worksheet!
docs.google.com/document/d/1BjEq8y...

I look forward to learning a lot here :)

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Adam

1.) I want to start learning to code because it’s interesting and the employment opportunities are endless.
2.) I hope to be employed within 6 months and well-established at that job within a year.
3.) Success looks like a firm grasp on at least one language and a working familiarity with adjacent or similar languages.
4.) I measure my success by my level of comfort with the task at hand. If I’m comfortable with the task, I can continue to work and improve, no matter my current results.
5.) I’d really like to be working in the field within 6 months.

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

I'm curious: Why did you pick Java to learn first, @amo_ndi ? I've been toying with the idea of learning web development for a couple of years now. During that time, I have heard and read recommendations for Python, JavaScript, C#, and Ruby as the first or primary programming language for people starting to code. The blog post for the pre-mission reading assignment was the first time I read a recommendation to start with Java.

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Amondi_Lucy • Edited on

I think I want to learn Java because I want to focus mostly on Android development and focus less on web, I heard that Java is a cool programming language, though I have had a little taste of it I can say it's codes are bulky. Python is easy, also I have had a little taste of it too, but python is wide would want to learn that later on

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Amondi_Lucy

Am also a student in my second year doing software engineering.
Java is one of the units in my course in which I would want to perfect on it.

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

You're right, most of the advice I came across was geared more towards web development. I know very little about mobile development. If you learn Java in university and it fits your interests, you have two very good reasons to focus on it.

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Amondi_Lucy

Thank you

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Gabriel Esteban Ruiz Meneses

I was surprise the reading was mostly base on Java. I am learning Python because is easy to learned and is use in different professions. I think I will stick with python.

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

I don't think the reading was chosen to get us all into Java.

In my opinion, Python is a very good language to learn basic programming concepts. I started with Python, and now that I know I want to focus on frontend web development, I'm switching to JavaScript.

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Your .py Princess!

CNC2021

Hi, my name is Precious and I'm restarting my journey in Python.
I hope to be consistent and get very proficient in the language in at least a month, then get into the frameworks.
And then get a job or at least have gigs before the end of the year.

Plus, I'm trying to learn the basic concepts of programming and software engineering.

Cheers.

Oh, and if someone knows of python internship opportunities, it'd be really cool if thet could share links. Thanks!

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Amaechi John

Hello everyone
My goals for this challenge is to fully learn the fundamentals of web developments in 6 months time.

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Abdelrahman Elshershaby

good luck with your goal Amaechi
what stack do u intend to start?

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hello everyone! It was brought to our attention that there were some errors in the above prompt (it was mistakenly carried over from another challenge).

We have updated it above. Looks like you have all been sharing the correct responses to the assignment so nice job! Going forward, no need to share your Google docs in these mission threads, although I do understand why you did so in this case 😅

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Bharadwaj Sridharan
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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

Hey there! Thanks for participating in the challenge!

Just so you know, no need to share your worksheets! Those are just for your own notes and reflection. In the threads, you'll want to share answers to the assignment questions :)

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Sabine Emden (she/her)

I love your goal to start learning to code to empower your current job, @bharads ! In my current job, there are a lot of tasks that I would love to automate, and I wish I had the skills for that.

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