Over the past week I’ve been cramming to finish the Odin Project’s Web Development 101 course, and I’m happy to say that I’ve managed to do it! I’ve also finished my evening course in Web Design, and went to a learn-to-code meetup! [It’s been a busy couple of weeks- I think I need a nap…]
The web design evening course that I was taking finished this week, and honestly, I think I’m a bit relieved. It was just a six-week taster course, but it was pre-level one, and a bit too basic for where I’m at right now. Judging by some of the lecturer’s comments I’d probably be ready to start the level three course in September, but hopefully I’ll actually be well past that level by then, so I won’t be taking any more evening classes for a while!
The meetup that I went to was great! It reminded me of why I like meetups so much, and how nice people can be; there were loads of people learning to code, and a lot of mentors [I shared my mentor with one other person, so had plenty of time to ask questions and get advice] who were there to answer questions and help us on projects we were working on. I took advantage of speaking to someone who actually knew what they were doing to work on some jQuery for the Creative Canvas project I’m working on, making some pretty great progress! It’s a monthly meetup, so I’m definitely looking forward to going back later this month.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the Odin Project vs Free Code Camp, and what would work best for me, if anyone has any insights I’d love to hear them!