Finally I've Completed the freecodecamp

Hi there,
I am hooria, i am 13 year old and
I started freecodecamp in July 2018 and completed the whole freecodecamp curriculum in december 2018. on the average of 2 hour code daily

here is the proof of completion:

For those of you who are just starting out their journey to web development and programming in general, Here are a few things I’d like to say

  • freeCodeCamp teaches you programming via hand-on practical approach. Complement it by reading good articles or official documentations or a book if you want in depth knowledge about certain frameworks or technology.

so now i have to ask one question:

can i got a job legablly or not? if not so what would i do now?

any suggestion

  • Fellow Camper

It depends on the labor laws in your country. But you could probably get real world practice by talking to friends (and friends of your parents) and family and finding people who want/need websites done.

Also, you might be able to do some freelance stuff. But again, check with the labor laws and talk to your parents because they will likely have to sign off on it, or have it under their names.

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Under Age 14:
Children under age 14 cannot work any non-agricultural jobs unless employed by their parents in a non-hazardous industry.

Ages 14-15:
Children ages 14-15 can only work hours when they are not in school. There are also rules about how many hours they can work each day. They can work up to 3 hours per day on a school day, and 18 hours total during a school week.

They can work up to 8 hours on a non-school day, and 40 hours total during a non-school week.

I’d say stay in school, finish school. Keep doing what you are doing and when you finish school it won’t be any trouble to find a job.
There’s more to development than writing code. I’m not gonna talk down on you, but as a company I wouldn’t hire a 13 year old to do my website, since there will probably be a lot of meeting and working in a team enviroment. You could probably do some basic freelance stuff if you can find anyone, but that market is already pretty saturated.

Employeers won’t really look at what certificate you got, they will look at your portfolio if you seek job without any education. Getting online certificates are pretty easy unless you take one directly from Microsoft or Google.


That’s great going for anyone, let alone a 13 year old. Thing is, completing the courses are one thing…building things on your own is a different story. You need to build your own projects and host them on a site such as Github, then approach a company when you are legally old enough to work in your country / state.

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You can do volunteer work, contributing to open source projects or creating something for some volunteering associations, or for a school club.
If you want to pursue a job in the programming field you will be able to show your years of experience in the field already after high school.
If you keep at it, working on things, expanding your portfolio with your creations and contributions, when you will reach an age at which you will want to start job searching you will already have a lot to show off