I’m on a mission to learn to code. In 18 weeks time, I’ll transform myself from a non-technical person into an entry level developer.
This is not based on typical career motivations where my focus is to simply get more education and training in order to improve my long term job outlook. My background is in working with technology startups, but never as part of the technical team. My role has always been on the marketing and operations end.
I founded Face The Buzz so that I could work with many amazing web and mobile technology startup companies. I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with so many great entrepreneurs. Starting this company has been an amazing learning experience and has increased my appetite for starting more companies in the future. But, I also want to be part of the early stage development and building of a product. This step can not be accomplished without a much stronger technical understanding on my part.
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I’m documenting the entire process in hopes that it can help someone else in my position who wants to undertake a similar journey, but doesn’t have clue about where to begin. If you have questions, please share them in the comments. I’m also sharing my thoughts in hopes that millions of talented developers our there can provide me feedback and guidance. If you have suggestions on programming, learning, startups, or any other interesting topic, please do share it in the comments.
That’s why I’m planning to teach myself and hopefully successfully invest time, energy, and resources in learning these new skills. But, I’m not doing it completely alone. If you’re reading this, I’ll need your help as well. Leave your questions or words of encouragement in the comments below. Thanks!