A month ago, I stumbled upon Free Code Camp. I came across this resource while reviewing the website of one of my Skillcrush classmates. I’d not heard of it before. Free Code Camp is an open source totally free community from which to both learn to code and to get real world experience while learning.
Today I looked at my Free Code Camp profile to review my progress. It looks as if I haven’t worked on the project in more than a week. Yet I’ve been diligently pushing through it every day. Further my head is so wrapped up in understanding these concepts I haven’t even worked on any of my other projects in the past couple of days. Frustrating is an understatement.
The camaraderie of campers is facilitated via a Slack channel. In my first few days I met some incredible people via the channel. I was able to get assistance with a particularly challenging assignment which I blogged about in my post on frustration. The access to the community is amazing. There is someone available on the Slack channel almost 24 hours a day. I tend to go online late in the evening now that my work hours have changed. There has always been someone online to chat with no matter when I entered the room. It helps me feel less lonely on this journey.
I’m recommending any and everyone check out Free Code Camp if even a little curious about learning to code.