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Discussion on: #CNC2021 "Code More" Mission 1 Submission Thread

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sjukovic • Edited

Hi everyone!

I want to code more because: I want to build up my expertise in the field of development/programming. To be able to build something new and to be creative and be more employable, and of course in the same time hopefully make money.

I know I’ll have reached my β€œcode more” goal when: I will code more fluently and with purpose and I will be more confident in what i do and to know that i did it well. I will finish a few simpler React tutorials, build some simple app for managing buildings and post it online. Then I will finish freeCodeCamp on full stack development with React to further develop my skills. After that, I will try to contribute to some interesting open source project. Then I will build a few more complex apps.

Then, (if I will still be unsure of myself :) ) I will follow plan from this site and further expand my understaning of computer science and programming in general.

Then I will apply for programming jobs AND further build on that and start to work with my colleague on his startup.

My top three assumptions for reaching my goal are:

  • I will have enough time
  • I will perservere in achieveing my goals and won’t give up when things get hard
  • I will be interested and straightforward

Of these assumptions, my riskiest is perservering when things get hard, lose focus and start to learn and work to wide… feeling stuck and not good enough.

When I think about my riskiest assumption, three possible root causes are:

  • lack of self confidence, i tend to compare to others, and if that other people solve problems before me, or better than me, than I feel like a lost case and slowly lose interest in the topic
  • not having a buddy to speak about problems who will try to declutter my thoughts and help me move on and believe in myself
  • having other more satisfying activities, like drawing, writiing stories and poetry, going to facebook and youtube and etc.

3 ways I might address these root causes are:

  • ask for help on the forums and at code newbie__
  • take small steps, not starting big, try to build an app step, it is better to walk slowly and disciplined than to try to run when you do not know how to walk yet_
  • find someone experienced to help me when i get stuck, to guide me wisely, not telling me everything, but to let me figure out the most of the parts by myself and in the same time help me not to go astray too much_

Of these, the biggest cause that’s worth tackling first is _not having a buddy who knows how to program and to speak about problems who will try to declutter my thoughts and help me move on and believe in myself. Therefore, I will try to find someone on CodeNewbie, and I will also ask my ex-work-colleague who introduced me to React for further help when I will feel confident that I am not too-unexperienced for him.