Apologies for the late response and thanks again for the encouragement. This is a bit of a lonely road for me, but perhaps only because I don’t engage enough with the communities available to me. (I have engaged a bit with the FCC Earth FB page, though.)
Since you were so kind as to offer to help, I’m going to be so bold as to ask if we could have a skype chat at some point? Or could I email you personally? (I’ll contact you on LinkedIn.) I have run into some meta-coding problems, so to speak, with a web app that I’m coding in a team and I’d love the advice of someone with your extensive experience in software dev. I’d really like to finish the web app. I’ve done most of the work and the very cute characters have been drawn by a graphic designer working for a game dev company. I have actually tested the game and it produces the results that I hoped it would in terms of the math skills it addresses. (I’ve tested it on some kids…)
Currently, I have the first three certificates done and I have a weekly plan to finish my first RESTful API using Express as part of another course I’m doing done by the end of next week, the front-end for that done two weeks after that and all but the Data Visualization certification done by the end of the year as I’m already acceptably comfortable with Node and Express. Then, I should be 100% done by mid-January? I do most of my coding between 4:30 and 6:30 on workday mornings due to my job and family responsibilities.
So, would you mind if I contacted you?