#100daysofcode — no more?
I’m done with #100daysofcode.
Well no, not exactly done…
I will continue with my efforts to improve my skillset and understanding of frontend development, it’s what I do. I do however wonder how many people undertaking such a challenge do so when they do not already hold a development position?
I’ve already forced myself to learn new topics and improve my existing knowledge, but trying to force a schedule upon it seems to have had a negative outcome for me.
I’d read a post on FreeCodeCamp about the P1xt Guides and decided to look into it a bit more, in an effort to seek out a more guided approach to learning.
As the photo above may suggest, I decided to get some of the Kyle Simpson You Don’t Know JS (YDKJS) books and began to follow the ‘Web Development with Computer Science Foundations — comprehensive’ guide from P1xt.
I’d read some of the first YDKJS book online, but when it comes to content like this — I’m Old Skool, I need a printed version that I can read away from the screen. I like to fold pages, colour in sections with a highlighter or add post-it note bookmarks to the various sections I may want to return to.
This Old Skool approach also seems to be the case with the wider learning picture. I’m not a fan of the do-as-little-as-possible-as-quickly-as-possible approach, it’s not who I am, or how I operate. This is why #100daysofcode doesn’t work for me — 100 hours over 100 days just isn’t ‘right’.
The P1xt guide has also made me realise that part of what I wanted to get from my #100daysofcode was a better, more in-depth understanding of what I know — Web Design.
So I have decided on a different course of action and shall now be working on a series of projects to let me get that bit better at the sort of things I do already. Web Dev with CS shall now become a more long term side project for learning new skills and at greater depth.
I plan on tracking how long it takes to hit 100 days, but I shall not be trying to cram them in sequentially. I’ll also be following some of the other ideas/approaches from the P1xt FAQs.