My names Mitch. I am 26 years old and I have set out on a big goal for the year 2020. I am determined to get a job as a Front-End developer for Uber or a similar type of big tech company. I will be leaving my 40k/year job completley at the end of February to learn to code full time to make this happen.
A bit about myself. Outside of this goal I have a side Amazon business that will take up some of my time ( to afford expenses). My hobbies include, sports, working out, sports handicapping, poker, meditating, mma, video games, board games, stats and analytics, travel, hanging out with my girlfriend, getting together with friends and reading ( trying to do more of that last one ).
I’ve been in the same job for the last 7 years and its time for a change. While there, I have been building up my Amazon business on the side. That being said, my Amazon business can now support me and I am ready to give coding my full efforts in learning as much as I can in a years time and beyond.
I don’t want to go overboard with learning and want to make sure I process the content I am learning without rushing through it but it will be treated as a full time endeavour and get between 5-8 hours of my attention daily.
Why coding? My job before had little to no purpose. I want to be able to build, create and help others while making my own ideas come to life.
Why Uber? Besides the obvious upgrade in pay it would than mean I would be able to code all day, all the time, for my main job…while getting paid. This will give me a chance to start to learn more Back-End development with the Front-End development being my ticket in. It doesn’t have to be Uber. Its more just to put a name on the goal opposed to saying I want to be ‘x’ good at coding at the end of this year. My end goal is to break out from the job market down the line to work solely on my own projects with my own team.
I wanted to create this thread to mainly hold myself accountable along the way. I will be positng in it everyday with what I’ve completed for the day. This should keep me on top of things and give me a place to look back on how far I’ve came if I’m ever feeling discouraged at any point.
1.) Complete " Responsive Web Design Certification "
3 ) Complee “Front End Libraries Certification”
4) Start doing side projects - Web design projects for $
6) Start to learn React
( The above is not set in stone, just a starting point )
Thanks FCC for all the content! Talk soon!