Learning how to code takes time, but there are lots of great resources online. The key is figuring out how to build your own curriculum out of all the available tutorials, and watching out for some common pitfalls. These posts are based on my own experience with this process.
01/20/14 » Learning to Code (Part 3 of 3): Doing It
For the final post in this series, I wanted to provide a list of online resources and links that provide a great introduction to programming in Python and web development with Django. This is inspired by Yipit's 'How I taught Myself to Code in 8 Weeks' post (link within).
01/10/14 » Learning to Code (Part 2 of 3): Tips
This is part two of my short series about my experience learning how to code. I wanted to share some tips that will hopefully help if you’re about to start learning how to code. These tips are meant to alert you to potential obstacles and how to approach them; at the very least they’re meant to comfort you in the knowledge that you’re not the only one encountering these problems!
01/01/14 » Learning to Code (Part 1 of 3): Surprises
A little over a year ago, I left the world of finance and corporate strategy and decided to join a start-up. Crazily enough, my new company was willing to hire me for a tech-oriented position despite the fact that I had almost zero experience coding. To start off this blog, I have a three-part series on my experience learning to code. This first piece shares some parts of my experience that have surprised me the most.