I just wanted to give a huge thanks to Quincy Larson and everyone that’s contributed to freeCodeCamp.
Without freeCodeCamp, I would not have had the guidance I needed to learn web development.
For anyone aspiring for a front end position, I’ll go ahead and give you a heads up on the skills that got me my job:
- CSS Grid
- sass(which I didn’t know as well as I should have during the interview but I’ve gone back and learned it much better)
More than anything, you’ll need a passion for code. At first, I was doing 5-10 hours/week, but I’ve been doing this 20-30 hours per week for months now(with a full time job and a 6 month year old baby at home). I learned React, MongoDB, Node/Express, D3, etc. Ironically, these skills weren’t needed for my job that I have now, but the passion for learning code that came with it helped tremendously. I loved coding so much that I decided that even if I never got a job doing it, that it was okay because I love it even as a hobby and it makes me a better thinker.
If you guys haven’t checked out Chingu Cohorts, be sure to do so. Remote collaborative coding is awesome regardless of your skill level
I hope I can find ways to give back to freeCodeCamp. It’s been a life changing resource.
Good luck everyone, and thank you again for this great community.