I started doing FreeCodeCamp a year ago. I took some classes a couple years ago in college, but I consider a year ago to be the beginning of my journey. Since then, it’s been ruthless attacking this goal that I have to be a web developer. I’ve failed so many times in the last year as a freelancer… so many incomplete projects … I tried to make my own Web Dev business / association with two other developers that bombed. I also want to reiterate that I failed on a lot of projects as well… in hindsight it was because I accepted so many projects at one time because I am really, really headstrong and thought that I could do it all. I could not. I would have accepted one project and succeeded at that.
I’ve failed with Wordpress. I literally hate Wordpress. But found that I love working with Angular. I love it !
In the last year I’ve done pretty well at two hackathons where I won a prize on two different occasions for my designs… tutored some kids on app design. I have an internship with a startup soon but there is literally no guarantee… i worked with a startup last year, and failed.
A lot of times I get shut down by particularly recruiters because I do not have a Bachelor’s.
My Portfolio could be better…
Right now the only thing I am focused on is building up that portfolio. I have a Google All Access clone that I am coding in Angular that I will add to that soon. Looks good to me but I cannot get things to work functionally.
Are there any projects you guys suggest to add to a portfolio? Do you think the FCC projects are sufficient?
This may be a big ole’ pity party. But I think i just kinda need that for a bit