It’s been a little less than 5 months since I first embarked upon the challenge of learning how to code via Codecademy’s Code Year program. In that time I have learned several things:
- HTML and CSS are much easier than I would have thought
- I actually am retaining things— even if the format is much different than anything I tried before
- Some other people that are following the Code Year program remind me of the people I went to engineering school with
That last point is pretty funny to me— there are an abundance of people on Codecademy’s question/answer forums that feel the need to yell at people for struggling or put people down that can’t get the answer fast enough for their liking…… Oddly this behavior makes me feel at home since it is so familiar to me in the engineering world 🙂 I don’t take part in any put downs (I believe in karma for those people), but I don’t need to be coddled to learn either. I like the no-nonsense atmosphere very much!
Oh, and you might have noticed my little list above is FORMATTED nicely. I learned that in Codecademy— among many other things! And the fact that I didn’t have to look it up (or copy from another web page) is proof that this information might be being retained. Whoo hoo!
I’m so excited to keep learning a little bit of the world of programming at a time in the manageable chunks that the Code Year program feeds me each week. If you’ve ever thought about learning how to code yourself, I highly recommend this program. It has managed to inspire and teach me— all the while being free. Not many resources available quite like that!