Hey Code-Campers! I’m in a strange transition period within my web development/coding career and I have a few questions/concerns regarding what I should do to advance both my experience and my connections. I’ll try to give a brief background first.
About a year ago, I had almost finished the Responsive Web Design Certification (had just started the second web design project), and was able to get a job position titled “Web Intern”, where we did website building with WordPress and Concrete5, as well as general website maintenance. I learned a variety of skills about the industry standards/procedures (hosting, phpMyAdmin, CMS’s, etc.) We didn’t deal directly with code all the time, just for specific customer requests.
It’s a bit of a long story, but a lot of pressure came from work somewhat suddenly and I don’t think I was ready to take the learning curve that fast, as well as dealing with certain personal/financial issues that I shouldn’t get into. It ended with my productivity going down a fair amount and eventually being let go from the position.
I guess this comes down to my questions. What I really want to do is complete all of the freeCodeCamp courses, and then start to build projects/start networking. Now excuse my scepticism , but even though I hear lots of anecdotes of success from the forums, I still can’t exactly see how going through these courses directly leads to work. I was taking a glance through the freeCodeCamp Alumni on LinkedIn, would it be acceptable to directly ask someone there about it? Just so I can have some form of direct contact/confirmation that this will be a worthwhile endeavor, since completing all the courses will take some time.
Feel free to correct me on anything or ask me for any more information, thanks guys.