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Chingu Cheetah Dash Prep-pack (so you don't freak out before we start)

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So, you’re going to be joining the upcoming Cheetah Dash cohort? Here’s what you need to know to get ready.

1 - What exactly is a Cheetah Dash? 

The Cheetah Dash is designed to be a solution to Tutorial Purgatory and a way to level up your skills.

Here's how it works: you join a small community of developers pursuing the the goal of building as many projects as possible for 1 month.

The Mission? Defeat Tutorial Purgatory, build projects

We know how easy it is to get lost in watching tutorials and feeling like you're being productive… only to find that you've completed several courses but haven't actually applied your skills. 

Put simply: the purpose of this challenge is to push you out of your comfort zone and build / finish projects. 

🔥 meet new coder friends from around the world
🔥 accelerate your developer skills
🔥 be pushed out of your comfort zone
🔥 finish projects!

YES

How it works:

  1. Build as many projects from start to finish over a 1 month period.
  2. Document your journey by writing an article or blog post after each project.
  3. Do the above while surrounded by like-minded developers from around the world for one month with the same goal as you.

Fun fact: the Cheetah Dash is a revival & remix of a program Chingu used to run! (and was originally designed by the creator of the p1xt guides 🔥)

So, what's next? What can I expect? 

Super friendly and supportive community
In your cohort you can expect a super friendly/supportive community of developers. You'll be able to share resources / knowledge and help keep each other accountable. 

Get out of your comfort zone
Let's also not forget: you will be challenged to level-up your skills and actually finish projects. This is not a tutorial where you can lazily follow through. This is the antidote to tutorial purgatory. 

Yes, it will be frustrating at times. Finishing projects is not easy. 

Confidence & a shiny portfolio
You can also expect that if you show grit, you'll come out with shiny new projects for your portfolio. You will also have 

What the Cheetah cohort is not

The Cheetah cohort is not a program for team dev projects. We offer that in another program called Voyage. Feel free to join that program at https://www.chingu.io/. 

The Cheetah Dash will involve collaboration, but that collaboration will revolve around motivation, support, code help and pushing each other past our comfort zones. 

Ok, cool. How can I prepare? 

  1. If you don't have a Github account, that's step number one.
    If you're new to Github or need to brush up on the basics, head here

  2. Add a comment to this article with where your are coding from (city, country name or flag!) 🇨🇦
    We've got 35+ different countries represented in this dev adventure. Let's see where you are coming from! If you don't have a dev.to account already, we highly recommend it. It's ideal for the post-project article section of the cohort. 

  3. Check your email for the cohort invite on February 26th. 
    We'll start to send invites at 7pm Italy, Rome time. (1pm in New York, 10am in San Francisco, 11:30pm in Mumbai, 3am in Tokyo). Be sure to check your spam folders if you don't see any invite by 7:15pm. 

NOTE: We'll also provide the project prompts when the cohort launches.

CAN'T WAIT TO GET STARTED!!!!

Keep up to date with other dev opportunities here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChinguCollabs

Dev.to: https://dev.to/chingu

Photo by Cara Fuller on Unsplash

Discussion (26)

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Musaab

CAN'T WAIT!! Coding from Amsterdam :D 🇳🇱🇸🇩

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Yosef Alnajjar

Let's get this party started , coding from Palestine

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N-Endy

Yeah!
Coding from Nigeria!

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Agnieszka

🔥 Coding from Poland! 🇵🇱

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NikhilBagal

Coding from Pune,India

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Artan Muzhaqi

I can't wait to get this started. Coding from Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Juanie

Looking forward to being a part of this, from NYC

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umamage

Hi all.. Waiting to code..I am Uma from London

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Alex Bota

Looking forward to be part of this, coding from Milan, Italy

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VitaliiLynnyk

Let's get started ! 🇺🇦

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ebetulo • Edited

Can't wait to get started ! Coding from Amsterdam:)

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Clément Lattelais

Can't wait ! Coding from London !

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Abdullah • Edited

Preparing hands to get really dirty. Will be coding from Uzbekistan, UZ

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Ryan Foo

Coding from Singapore :-) Looking forward to making the projects happen!

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codemaniac1

Toronto, ON Canada

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Shawinder706

Excited !! Coming from Mohali India

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Peter Donovan

Coding from Boston. Excited to get started on this. It'll be a nice break from a serious, long-term side project.

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JK

coding like a crazy from the Czech republic

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Xarri Jorge

Coding from Monrovia, Liberia. All geared up!

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sezgo

Looking forward to getting started :)) Coding from Istanbul, Turkey!

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oliverfeher

Contributing from Raleigh, NC!!

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meenachan

Excited to be here !!! Coding from Bangalore , India

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El Yakub

Cool, hope this is still open. Coding from Nigeria.

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Mario Enyinnia

Looking forward to a successful Cheetah Dash cohort with many Devs in the house.
Joining from Dubai, UAE.

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avic ndugu

Coding from Kenya.

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