This is my first real post on Dev.to! Halloween seems like a great day to do something spook-ily out of the ordinary and to shake things up, so I want to use it to announce that I will be starting my 100 days of code with the intention of landing a job during the challenge. For me, that means landing a full-time front-end oriented job using React on or before February 10th, 2021.
I am a 29 year old web developer interning at a digital agency in New York City, one of the world's hottest job markets for devs, including front-end devs. Last year I moved here to attend a bootcamp and to land a job, so after the bootcamp, self-study, and finally, working as a front-end intern, this is the final step in that plan. I've chosen front-end instead of backend because although I love development in general, the most fun part for me is interacting with users and bringing great designs to life. I also happen to really like CSS- an apparently rare trait among coders.
Specifically, I am shooting for a full-time position at a company or at least a division here in New York. Covid makes things weird, so the job might be remote at first, but I do love working with a team in person so the hope is that after the pandemic settles down, I'll be getting on the subway to head into the office. Other specifics:
- The job should use React, a framework I have loved learning that is a highly transferrable skill
- The salary should be competitive for bootcamp grads in the area
- The product we're building should be something I connect with so that it's something I really believe in working on, since everyone knows the first year for a full-time developer is no cakewalk
This actually isn't my first time trying a 100 days challenge. Earlier this year I tried a vanilla JS and web-dev challenge, and even bought a domain for it. So I know it can be really easy to fall off the horse, especially if you over-extend yourself. This time around each project has to be built in React. Here are the expectations:
- Each day I will create a project in React JS of any size
- Each project will have a github repo
- Each day I will post a blog post about the project and the intention for the project here on Dev.to and share both the blog post and the github link on my Twitter @jwhubert91 and my Linkedin. I'm new to Twitter but there's a thriving dev community there so now's as good of a time to start as any. Each week I will also share the 7 projects I worked on in a single post on Instagram, where my social circle is more active and I already have a few followers.
- In my off-time, I will also study interview questions 25 minutes per day- or 1 pomodoro
That's it! I've already tweeted that I'm starting. So that means I owe y'all a first project by EoD. Better get to work!