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Discussion on: #CNC2021 "Code More" Pre-Mission Submission Thread

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Marshall Pritchett

Hello fellow developers! I'm excited to join the challenge and look forward to chatting with you all as we Code More!

  1. What has worked in the past for me is setting an ultimate goal, breaking it into manageable sub-goals and setting a timeline to complete those goals. I find that I work better with a deadline, so making a schedule for myself helps me stay on task and get to coding.
  2. What hasn't worked in the past for me is not being willing to reach out. Like a lot of people new to coding, I can get discouraged when my vision becomes harder to implement and I find it difficult sometimes to roll with the punches, so to speak, and adjust my overall vision for a project. I'm also not used to reaching out for advice on a project, so I'm trying to get better about asking for help when something becomes too difficult for my current level of understanding.
  3. My long term goal is to set myself up as a freelance web developer and grow my new business as well as my client base.
  4. My short term goals involve working on my first major project as a freelancer. This means learning more about C++ and building a small (and hopefully simple) piece of software with it, and hopefully advancing to the algorithms and web application portion of the project in the next few weeks. I also hope to build a simple website for my freelance business during the challenge time frame that I can add functionality and features to in the future as my business and client base grow.

I'm looking forward to getting started on the challenge and hearing more from you all! It should be a fun couple of weeks!