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Discussion on: Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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I'm interested in what resources you used to learn to code? :) What a cool story!

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Emmy | Pixi

Would love to hear about this too! It's always cool to see the differences in what resources work best for others.

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Alex Morton Author

Hi Crystal and Emily!

Yes! Of course! So when I was first, first, first starting out, I relied on Codecademy to really get some hand-holding of the basics. This is when I was learning how to build static sites with HTML and CSS.

I think I joined the Pro membership when there was a really good deal, so I used that for a good amount of time (less than a year though because I remember kind of moving on from there).

Then I just started to build my own projects. If I had an idea, I coded it! You can see a few of my projects over on my portfolio if you want >

After that, it was mainly JavaScript (and it still has been for me). So that includes building the customary projects (i.e. the to-do list/shopping list, etc)

I joined a hackathon a few months ago which really got me out of my comfort zone and I really learned a ton! (Wasn't always comfortable, but it was so worth it in the end.)

I've also been getting a lot of value out of Udemy courses (especially when they're on sale!) - in JavaScript, especially. Just kind of learning all that I can and then implementing it with projects as I go.

The thing with online courses, though, is that I have a rule: Only ONE course at a time. I can't buy any courses if I haven't finished my current course.

Hope that sheds a bit of light!