Big goals are great! But once in awhile, we need to do a reality check. Let’s examine the constraints you need to consider to create your learn-to-code curriculum.
- Money: Irrelevant.
- How much can you invest in your learning in the next six months? Twelve months?
I would rather invest my time than money. I can not see why I should have to spend money on learning to code. Time is the best investment, that and practice, and a lot of more practice. If I want to buy a book on coding, then I do that. If I want to pay for a course, then I do that, but it is not necessarily.
- If you’re employed, could your employer help support you in your pursuit of technical skills? Some employers provide professional development funding, or they’ll fund attendance at conferences and professional association events. If you’re not sure, ask!
Anything is possible.
Tally up your resources.
I can spend unlimited over the next anytime/year (period of time).
- Time: Year.
- In the next year, how much time do you have to learn? Do you have a deadline of when you need to “finish” learning?
I have all the time in the world until I croak. Just learning as much as possible, and practice it as well when possible.
- Are you considering a full-time coding program? How long are the programs that interest you? How long could you survive on other resources while job-hunting after the program if you don’t land a job right away?
I am considering joining more sites as I finish the ones I am already on. Job hunting? That is a little too early for me to think about.
- What activities are you willing to you put off, delegate, or replace in order to make time for coding?
There is nothing which keeps me away from my laptop, so no sacrifices needed.
I can devote at least unlimited /weekends/months to learning, for a total of no max (but I need sleep) hours/weekends/months this year.
- Other: Anytime, about unlimited
- What are other things that might affect your learn-to-code journey: Location, physical ability, healthy, family responsibilities, etc.?
I do just fine.
When I’m totally honest with myself, I know that I need to account for
sleep, food, drink, work, learning to code, family, friends?
that might be challenging for me. I will let you know if there is anything, else for now, I do GREAT.
I’m going to do my best to address these needs by
Doing the best I can to the best of my abilities.