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My #100DaysOfCode Experience 😄

dillionmegida profile image Dillion Megida ・3 min read

100DaysOfCode is a challenge that has gained so much popularity because of the benefits it offers.

I can't remember the exact date I started, though it should be around June / July 2019.

I'd be very grateful if someone could help me out with a method of searching for tweets created by only myself. That way, I can get my commitment tweet to this challenge.

In this article, I'd highlight some of the benefits I enjoyed out of the various benefits contained.

What is this challenge all about?

100DaysOfCode is a coding challenge. Its rules are that for 100 days, one would commit at least an hour to code while making tweets of the progress of the challenge each day with the tag #100DaysOfCode. Tweets would contain what the competitor was able to achieve on that day.

The official website is 100DaysOfCode.com.

Benefits of Challenge

From the Official website,

  • Coding will become a daily habit for you — a habit that you can easily maintain after you’ve finished the challenge.
  • Every day that you consistently code, you’ll build momentum. That momentum will make it easier for you to learn more advanced topics. You won’t have to spend extra time trying to remember what you did previously. You can stay in the “flow” of coding.
  • You’ll make friends and meet like-minded people who are also working through this challenge alongside you. They’ll help you find the strength to keep coding even on the days when you don’t feel like you’re making progress. They can also help you when you inevitably get stuck. Check more benefits here

My Experience

I was introduced to this challenge a few days before I began. I went on twitter and found so many developers engaging in it. I saw discovered twitter bots like 100daysofCode-Bot and SuperCoder Bot which automatically retweets (and sometimes likes) tweets with the challenge hashtag thereby giving it more exposure.

I decided to give it a try. To be honest, I didn't go through the 100 days at a shot. There were times I skipped a day, or two but maximum, 3 which occurred only twice. Another confession is that I didn't go through the 100 days by only coding as many would because I occasionally had power issues at my place of residence so I had to dedicate some days to reading articles or documentations. Coding with a mobile phone was not convenient for me.

I completed the challenge on 8th November 2019.

I was able to benefit from all the purposes mentioned above.

I was so addicted to coding that sometimes, I'd forget the fact that I was on a challenge and probably three days later, I'd remember that I hadn't posted my progress on Twitter.

Conclusion

The challenge is one of the bests. If you haven't tried this before, I'd sincerely enjoin you to give it a shot. You may not get an employee meeting with you but there's a lot you'll learn as long as you stay committed.

Thanks for reading : )

Feel free to share your 100DaysOfCode story in the comment section, or share a post you have on it if you've tried the challenge before. Also, you could reach out to me on Twitter - @iamdillion

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Front-end Developer | Technical Writer | Javascript Enthusiast | Graphics Designer

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