DAY 1 on Flatiron

Posted by stevengalvis on December 22, 2016

There is a right and a wrong way to learn how to code. This is a brief story of what not to do. I first wanted to get into SEO because of my marketing background. Then I heard to be good at SEO you need to know HTML so I picked up HTML. I thought it was boring and thought hey making Apps looks cool so I ended up learning a little bit of Android and then Objective-C.

I dabbled with a few other technolgies and never stuck with anything for longer than 6 months. Coding was hard but I was going about it the wrong way. Here is what my journey has looked like so far

  1. SEO
  2. HTML/CSS
  3. Started Android course on coursera creating playful apps(none coding but still hard) 4.Objective-C BNR was way too hard for beginner 5.Treehouse(HTML/CSS) did not finish intro got bored 6.Java(For Dummies started and gave up after 3rd chapter) 7.Swift(ThinkFul) wasted 1k big fail 8.Java For Dummies(Finished) 9.Beginning Java Objects 1/4th of way (890 page book) 10.Android App development intro on Udacity- finished
  4. Java Treehouse almost finished halfway through Java Data structures
  5. Java Code Academy-Completed
  6. Android Sunshine App course(Mobile App) gave up when backend coding kicked in
  7. Big Nerd Ranch Android.. did not complete did 5 chapters
  8. Head First Android DNF- gave up at Fragment section //Javascript and Treehouse/Front-End Masters/Big NR 16.Back to Treehouse Front-End track almost done 17.Front End Maters JS crash course 18.Big Nerd Ranch Front-End Book
  9. Signed up for Flatiron Communuty Driven Bootcamp

It was fun to explore programming languages and different dev tools but now I’m ready to become a full stack developer.