I started Freecodecamp last summer and worked on it quite sporadically, until January this year where I started to fully dedicate my time building projects and learning the big frameworks.
Beginning of March I started applying for jobs, got a lot of negative responses except this one company who asked me to build a Compass using React Native in a day. I was traveling from one country to another and had little time to dedicate to it, but went on and learned React Native in a few hours, built the app, and sent it over. Phew!
Days later, they ask me for an interview, which I thought didn’t look too good (cf I’m a musician switching career and I need help), but I got a response and I got it! I got the job!
I am so happy that I can say that Freecodecamp works. I went from basic programming knowledge to landing a job in a specialized framework in a matter of months, without paying anything, going to university, or getting any “official” certificate. I would lie if I said I didn’t work hard (I program 10 hours per day since January), but I absolutely love that this system works. I encourage anyone in it to keep trying and to keep expanding your portfolio. We live in a great age where skills are recognized for what they are, and not just for a piece of paper which you paid your university for, and I love it. I donated some money to Freecodecamp and wish the team and the platform even bigger things for the future.