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Discussion on: [#CNC2022 "Start Coding" Cohort 1] What are your coding goals?

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Utsav Dhungana

Why are you learning to code?I want to start learning to code because I want to make my career in the tech industry.

What’s your goal?
What’s a tangible learn-to-code goal you hope to reach in 6 months? I hope to start with the basic/fundamentals of programming and get to the point where I can build an application and build a good portfolio.

12 months? I hope to land a well paying job by the time I reach my 12 months of coding.

What does successful learning look like to you? Is it about building a bunch of projects, having a deeper understanding of a particular technology, passing a certification, something else? Visualize and write down what success looks like to you.
I think successful learning is having the confidence to indulge in projects without doubting oneself much about whether I can make it to the end or not.

How will you measure that success? Is it about the amount of time spent, badges collected, courses completed? Are there tools you can use to track your learning so that you can measure your progress and document your success?
The measurement for that success will be the amount of time spent as well as how well you understood the concept and could create a complete project.

Do you have a timeline, or any deadlines, associated with your learning goals? Do you need to pass an exam by a certain day? Do you need to start applying for jobs by a certain time? Do you want to finish a project on a particular date? Jot down any due dates or important time-related criteria.
Normally, I set my start date and end date to complete my learning. When I take some online courses(like Coursera) its mostly that I try to finish the course within the given deadline.