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Discussion on: #CNC2021 "Start Coding" Mission 1 Submission Thread

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Dave Reese

Ultimately I would like to be a full stack developer, I think.
Initially, I would like to be able to do front end work, or even qa testing, anything that can get me experience in developing/coding, etc. for employment.

I want to start learning to code because I want to get a good job, and because I enjoy coding !

My six month goal is basic proficiency in coding in order to get an entry level job in front end development.

My twelve month goal is continued learning to get a better skill set for employment.

Success in the short term for me is based on being employable, and getting employed. Long term, it is about being capable of making meaningful contributions as a member of a development team, and as a contributor to open source projects.

I’m not sure how to measure success , other than by obtaining employment, or by making meaningful contributions to open source projects. I guess that’s something I need to try to define better. I just assumed that learning to code, and developing my coding skills would be defined by being able to code successfully.

I would like to find another job asap. However. I don’t expect to be able to do that, or acquire the skills needed to do that, overnight.

I would expect that 3 - 6 months would be needed at a minimum to get a better understanding of basic coding. Assuming that I put inat least 4-6 hrs a day. I'm not sure that is a realistic expectation, but I am willing to adjust it if necesary, and will be happy with any progress I am able to make towards this goal.

I was originally hoping to get into a full-time bootcamp, and devote more time than that. Unfortunately, at the moment I am financially challenged, in both cash in hand, and credit rating-wise, and have been unable to make that happen.

I am hoping to be employable in 6 - 12 months.

I am excited to see how things proceed, and to challenge myself by learning and devoping new skills.

I am looking forward to learning from everyone here !

Dave Reese.