In August 2018, I started the 100 Days Of Code challenge with bright-eyed, bushy-tailed eagerness. I made it to day 55 and stopped. There are a number of reasons for this, but ultimately, they don’t matter, because I did not reach my 100-day goal. But, I also learned a lot of valuable information about coding and myself during the process. Now, I’m giving it another go in 2019.
First Attempt at 100 Days Of Code
What I accomplished
I learned how I learn and retain information. Video tutorials and hands-on coding yes, books not-so-much.
Why I stopped
Why I’m not as mad at myself as I might have been
I coded regularly, built projects I am proud of and learned a lot. I’m a better coder than when I started. That is an accomplishment. Time to take it to the next level.
#100DaysOfCode Round Two
Why I am starting over from Day 1
Seems more honest to start from day 1 and in keeping with the spirit of the challenge. Also, I want to start with a clean slate.
What my focus will be
I believe slow and steady wins the race, so I am going to try and take one course at a time. I think I had too many things going on at once previously and that contributed to my feeling overwhelmed and stopping at day 55.
Commitment to Accountability
I will tweet daily about my progress.
I write a weekly recap on my blog.
Hopefully, by April 10, 2019, I will be completed this round of my 100 Days of Code Challenge and be moving on to round 3!
Happy New Year!