I feel like I’m just starting my journey in becoming a hirable web developer (in reality I have some background) but it already feels overwhelming! There’s just…so much to learn. The saying, “The more you know, the more you know there is to know” applies here. I don’t see how any web developer, especially full stack ones, can just…know so much. Code. Languages. The way it all works and fits together. It’s incredible. I wish I’d started years ago, but I’ve listened to enough motivational talks by coders who started in their 30’s to let that hang me up.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to:

  • Went to my first Meetup here in San Antonio. It was a free 4-hour HTML & CSS class hosted by the web development school Codeup. It really was just a refresher, since I already know HTML and CSS, but I thought I’d get a feel for the school and meet some people. The school is too expensive and intensive (40 hours a week for 4 months) and I met one guy, an entrepreneur. And I learned about Startup Weekend hosted by Geekdom, which I may attend. Everything happens downtown, though, which is 30 minutes away without traffic, so it’s not as easy getting into the “coding scene” as I’d like. This city it just too huge.
  • I’m on section 2 of The Odin Project.
  • I’ve decided I’m going to use my MyCAA scholarship through the military to get a web development certificate. Now I just need to pick the school and the program.

And the topics I’m studying/getting a refresher on:

  • Command line basics
  • Adobe Experience Design – A new (still beta) program that I am SO excited to use to design websites.
  • How to turn Adobe XD websites into HTML into WordPress
  • JavaScript
  • Git and GitHub

That’s about it for now. Gotta keep plugging away.