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K C

Hi all. I'm KC and I'm based in the UK.

I joined the challenge to become more consistent with my learning to code and to meet other like minded folks.

Learning in a structured way i.e. carving out time and working on deliverables has worked for me in the past but the hardest part was working in isolation. It's hard to get motivated when it's just myself learning.

I'm hoping to improve on my coding specifically doing more intermediate/advanced bits of HTML/CSS but also in particular to get to grips with Javascript. So alongside the learning I'm wanting to work on a few projects and the aim long term is get a job in the industry.

Anyway thanks for reading, hoping to connect with others and happy coding.
KC
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Ana Vela

I'm glad to see we have similar goals. Best wishes to you!

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Piotr Grzybowski

Hi KC,
I joined the challenge for the same reason you have. Also, I am as well changing my career path onto a developer. Right now I am learning TypeScript but backend and Node is my final goal.

Good luck to you and stay focused on the goal.

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K C

Thanks Piotr!
And same to you as well! Hope this is another step towards achieving your end goal.
Happy coding.
KC

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Adrian Skar

Same here. 🦾

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K C

πŸ‘πŸ½

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Brandon Redmond

Hey KC,

Seems like we're in pretty similar situations learning on our own. I joined this challenge to get to meet some new people in the same boat as me.

It's tough trying to stay motivated learning on your own. You get stuck on something and not sure where to look sometimes or even what the problem is. It's tough to monitor your progress. And we lack accountability sometimes.

I have been working with React/JS/CSS mostly on the front end and doing some back end with python and flask.

Looking forward to getting to know you and maybe work on some projects together.

Brandon

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K C

Hey Brandon,

Thanks for reaching out.
Personally having accountability (and a deadline) helps me to push on because there are times when I can go off on a tangent with regards to my learning/coding.

So likewise looking forward to getting to you know as well.

KC

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rohit1101

Hey @kc,

I really want someone as a accountability partner so that we can share our progress and have good healthy discussion.

FYI: Anybody who(just one or two folks) is willing to become a partner/fellow dev would be great, ultimately we can share knowledge we can have a small group and blog our progress here.

Regards
Rohit

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K C • Edited on

hey there @rohit1101,

Happy to have an initial chat, see if our interests align and take it from there.
KC

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rohit1101

Cool @kc What are your interests ?

I am a frontend developer currently working on React and gatsby.

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K C

@rohit1101
I'm into Web Design and Development, so I predominately like front-end.

My current focus is:

  • working through intermediate/advanced HTML | CSS.
  • getting to grips with JS, to the point where I'm comfortable using it to manipulate the DOM consistently and also to a point where working with Data/APIs is not so confusing anymore.

My longer term focus is looking at:

  • React again. I think it works really well for intermediate/large SPAs.
  • GSAP as I like animations.

My ultimate goal:

  • secure a job a web designer/developer.
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rohit1101 • Edited on

Cool then i think we can pair a lot and learn even i am currently re-learning html,css and JS.

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K C • Edited on

@rohit1101,
Ok I wasn't sure how to connect with you so I created a slack channel where we can chat. Here is the slack invite.

I will remove the link after you join the channel.

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rohit1101 • Edited on

Awesome bro, I am joining now.

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Ron

Hey KC

Good to see another "career switcher" like myself. Funny programming was always something I had an interest in doing but lacked the confidence to jump in. I'm glad I did. Its very challenging but I look forward to it everyday. However, I agree. It is difficult to get and stay motivated when in isolation. I find setting daily goals and a set schedule helps me get through it. I am currently working on Java and was also working on a Udemy coarse in Web Dev but I found that a bit too much so I am just focusing on Java for the time being. There is so much ground to cover with Web Dev that is a bit overwhelming, especially with CSS. Working on projects is probably where you gain the most knowledge in my opinion. Participated in a bootcamp and was able to work on a team to develop an android app. It was fun and got to learn a lot from others.

Anyway good luck and keep coding.

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K C

Hi Ron.
Yeah the whole lack of confidence thing really sucks - I still struggle with it. And 100% agree that there is SO much to web dev that it gets overwhelming.
Also I took a bootcamp that accelerated my learning but when it was over it was hard to push on.
Anyway I am just trying to take learning/coding a bit slower, to learn with quality (if that makes any sense!) and also trying to make it a more consistent part of my life.

Thanks and same to you - good luck!
Happy coding.
KC