Creating my own coding bootcamp

Intro

2014 is a year of code for me. After having my job outsourced back in June 2013 I was quickly able to create a small business online using affiliate marketing. This has gone pretty well and I have gotten to the point where I can let that run and focus on code.

While I have been learning code in bits and pieces throughout 2013, 2014 is the year where I will focus a lot more on creating apps, contributing to open source projects and at the end of 2014 I wish to be in the position to be employable as a back up but to start my own company focusing on topics that I’m interested in e.g Quantified Self

So with time in my hands I can put aside as much or as little time as I want. For my own coding bootcamp I will be focusing on code around 30+ hours per week. When I started to learn code I was overwhelmed with just how much there is to learn. What I learned however is I have to be consistent with learning, learning 5 hours and leaving it 1 week doesn’t work for me. A lot like meditation you’ll get better results when you practice everyday rather than big sessions less frequently.

The languages I’m going to learn are, HTML5, CSS3, Python (+Django), Ruby (+RoR), Javascript, Node.js

I’ll be using various resources but my main online sources will be Team Treehouse, Code School, Coursea, Udemy and anything else I find on the web.

 

The Bootcamp

While I have some experience (not much though!) I’ll first be taking on Python as my main language with Ruby as a secondary language (somewhat). While this isn’t a structured list in terms of time and the order of the courses here’s how I will be learning.

 

Python + Django

To kick off my Python and Django I’ll be taking these courses (free & paid)

 

Ruby + RoR

 

HTML5 + CSS3

  • Learn HTML5 Programming From Scratch – A free course from Udemy – A Complete HTML5 Programming Course for Beginners
  • Code School – Learn the fundamentals of design, front-end development, and crafting user experiences that are easy on the eyes.
  • Web Design – The Treehouse web design track has various HTML5 and CSS3 courses so I’ll be studying them also.

 

These courses are the foundations that I will start with. There’s no set order but my goal is to aim for about 30+ hours per week on whatever I want to learn that day.

I’ll be updating this my coding bootcamp when I find more course or websites that have helped me and of course will be blogging about my journey with progress updates.

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1 Comment

  1. Hey Lee. I’m reading your words here and I feel like they’re my own words written a year from now! I’m hoping to make 2015 my year. Signing up for a Treehouse trial tomorrow.

    I love the meditation comparison too. You have some interesting stuff up here, would love to pick your brains sometime.

    Keep doing your thing buddy.,

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