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Jason Shockley
Jason Shockley

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Initiate Life Change .. go!

Hello everyone! I love the podcast because it gives me hope. I need a new skill and I feel like programming could possibly change my life for the better. I have no background in tech, but I have determination and a will to succeed after long years of punishment on my body. Where should I begin learning?

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Ella (she/her/elle) • Edited on

Hey @jasonrezzed welcome to CodeNewbie! So happy you like the podcast 💚 and came to join the community!

As many of our community members and the team behind CodeNewbie will affirm, it's never too late to begin your journey. We are here for you, and hope that you will feel comfortable continuing to ask questions along the way. If you'd like to join this year's CodeNewbie Challenge we will send you 5 weeks' worth of missions to help guide you on your journey. These don't have to be completed within 5 weeks (the challenge runs for the rest of the year and you can start/complete it any time that works for you).

Top tip: add the #help tag to your posts so they can be more-easily discovered by the helpful members of our community with a little more experience who stop by with the specific goal of helping new folks getting started - I updated this one for you with #discuss (for general questions about programming) but you can also do it yourself every time you go to create a new post.

Once again, welcome, and we're happy you're here with us!

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Matt C • Edited on

Hey Jason,
Where to begin? Tough question. Like a lot of things, the field is enormous.

Realistically, many people start with web development. Even little kids start by making simple-single web pages adding pictures, different colored print, etc... Even if you don't know anything about programming, HTML and CSS are (IMHO) good places to start. The ideas are simple and won't get you frustrated or overloaded right away.

Try: ​
What? Don't like F.C.C.? Ok find another site. There are tons. Just don't run out and spend 10K on a programming Bootcamp yet. Look around, watch Youtube, read or blogs, buy a book or two.

Some still may say start Python or Javascript, C or X... But I say you still 'gotts-ta' know some HTML and CSS. Besides, you can learn the basics pretty quickly, THEN move on...

Extra-extra: ;))
I suppose it's possible; you could find web pages boring. Then I would still say that HTML is everywhere. Everything is turning to the web, EVEN app development. People that used to develop iPhone apps alone are now putting the equivalent on the web so that more people can use their stuff. Even Biology, scientific articles, and teaching material are on the web. I think you get the picture.

Then come back and ask more questions. LOL