There is so much to learn…

I am excited about my “new” interests and path but every step towards progress feels so small because there is just so much to learn  or so much I feel I need to learn to see achieve my goals. Sometimes I do think, “maybe I am in over my head” and these are thoughts that …

FreeCodeCamp: HTML5/CSS

I finally started the FreeCodeCamp curriculum today, beginning with HTML5/CSS. I’m pretty proficient in both so it was a welcome refresher. I completed that section of the course in 2-3 hours, although they estimated 5. It included 68 mini-lessons or challenges, as they’re referred to in the curriculum. I watched Love & Hip Hop ATL …

7 days ago… I started learning to code full-time

I missed last week and there’s a story behind that. I’m a big fan of The Golden Girls, so humor me for a few minutes – this might be lengthy (it is!). Picture this… last Tuesday I’m sitting at my work desk listening to #CodeNewbie podcasts & queuing up this post to pass the time …

Picking a programming language

When I started my journey last year I kept coming across talks of full-stack this and UI/UX and all these things confused the hell out of me. So I started trying to figure out what made a full-stack developer so special and sought-after. Were these skills attainable within a realistic timeline, for me? That led …

Hello World!

Last year I decided that I would really dedicate some time to learning to code like a champ. I’ve toyed around with HTML/CSS and even some PHP for years, mostly to customize my many websites dedicated to showcasing my wonderful writing samples. Turns out I spent more time tinkering with the site design and the …