I’ve been posting for a few months now when I have questions about lesson activities or projects. I began back in April-ish with a goal of earning the first two certificates. That was my entire goal. Then two weeks ago I decided I was going to commit to the 100 Days of Code challenge to become more consistent in my coding. Then last week I decided I wanted to commit more to my learning so I took a look at my schedule (I work full time) and set aside 20 - 26 hours per week for learning. Well this weekend I decided that I wanted to set clear goals for myself.
Maybe this is too ambitious, we’ll see. I’m taking some weeks off from work in the coming months and I’ll devote the hours I would normally be working to learning to program.
Here are my goals for the coming months/weeks (the date is the week of and the item after the colon is the section I hope to complete. * = cert complete):
8/30: Functional Programming
9/6: Intermediate Algorithm Scripting
10/4: Sass, React, Redux, Reach & Redux
10/11: Front End Libraries Projects*
10/18: Data Visualization with D3
10/25: JSON APIs and Ajax
11/1: Data Visualization Projects*
11/8: Managing Packages with Npm
11/15: Basic Node and Express
11/22: MongoDB and Mogoose
11/29: APIs and Microservices Projects*
12/6: Quality Assurance and Testing with Chai
12/13: Advanced Node Express
12/20: Quality Assurance Projects*
I’m not going to rush through just to finish. My primary goal is to have an understanding of how and why things work before I just move on.
This is the most ambitious goal I’ve set for myself since college and running a 5K. I wont be disappointed if I don’t finish until January, but this is my current plan to measure my progress.