“Goals, Goals, Goals”
We’ll use this worksheet to inform and design your personal, learn-to-code curriculum.
Why are you learning to code?
I want to start coding because I think it sounds fun and interesting, and I would like to make things and earn money on it as well.
What’s your goal?
What’s a tangible learn-to-code goal you hope to reach in 6 months?
In a 6 month's time, I will know enough code to start making some cool stuff and will start to implement some ideas into my coding for sale.
In a 12 month's time I will then be so knowable within my coding languages of choice that I will have made some cool stuff and have offered them for sale and even be ready to be hired.
- What does successful learning look like to you? Is it about building a bunch of projects, having a deeper understanding of a particular technology, passing a certification, something else? Visualize and write down what success looks like to you.
Success to me is earning a good living by doing what I love, helping others while at it, and break all limits and use the whole of me in what I do.
How will you measure that success?
Is it about the amount of time spent, badges collected, courses complete? Are there tools to use to track your learning so that you can measure your progress and document your success?
Be able to show off, explain and reproduce what I have learned is success.
Do you have a timeline, or any deadlines, associated with your learning goals? Do you need to pass an exam by a certain day? Do you need to start applying for jobs by a certain time? Do want to finish a project on a particular date? Jot down any due dates or important time related criteria.
Of sort but I intend to keep learning the rest of my life as I have understood that a good software developer/programmer does that.