Day 1 of my #100DaysOfCode

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Today I officially started my #100DaysOfCode journey and have decided to document that journey here on a daily basis mainly as a self accountability thing.

What is #100DaysOfCode?

Basically it is where you make a public commitment to code for at least an hour a day for the next 100 days. It was started by Alexander Kallaway, a Canadian Front End Web Developer, back in June 2016.

You can read his original post about it here or visit the official challenge website here.

Why am I doing it and who am I?

I’ve always had an interest in learning Web Development but for one reason or another I’ve just never got round to it. I’m currently recovering from an illness that has kept me out of work for sometime so have plenty of time on my hands to devote to learning.

My name is Michael, I’m Scottish and fast approaching my 43rd Birthday!!! I’m starting the challenge armed with a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, and an even more basic knowledge of BootStrap 3.

For the last week or so I’ve been following Rob Percival’s The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0 and also Colt Steele’s Web Developer Bootcamp, both from Udemy. So far I have refreshed existing knowledge by completing the HTML and CSS sections of these courses.

So, What have I done today?

Today I started learning JavaScript and have been working through some videos in the JS sections of the two courses by Rob and Colt I mentioned above. So far I’ve learned the basics of variables and conditionals from Colt’s course and an introduction to the DOM from Rob.

I combined these to write my first script on my own. It is very very basic in nature, but hey everyone has to start somewhere right?? I’ve even posted it on CodePen.

Other things I’ve done today include installing Git on my Macbook Pro and completing some exercises on Codeacademy and freeCodeCamp.

I also completed the 4 Pull Requests required for Hacktoberfest thanks to this post from Vineeth Vijayan.

All in all I feel it has been a fairly productive day.

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