I started the #100DaysOfCode challenge on January 1st, 2019. Learn more about this challenge here. Although I already started the challenge yesterday, I thought I’d write my first Medium blog post about my goals for this challenge (also because I haven’t blogged in a long time).
No I have not introduced myself before as this is my very first post but shoutout to the readers that got the reference (haven’t listened to that song in ages). Anyways, I am a senior computer science student who is interested in a multitude of topics. Honestly I have not delved deep (or semi-deep) into many of these topics so I want to start doing that now! I interned at a start-up and also at a big company so I have some experience, which I am very thankful for. I recently found out about this thing called “impostor syndrome” through a blog post or a YouTube video. As I was learning about it, the first thought that came to my mind was “Wow! There is actually a term for what I have been feeling for the past couple of years!”. I may write a blog post about my experience with impostor syndrome in the future but here is a post about it by David Walsh and here is Dan Abramov’s post on his experience.
I really do enjoy coding and learning new things. Although I do have enough knowledge to hack together something that works, I have a ton of knowledge gaps. That is why I will be doing this challenge! I want to fill in these knowledge gaps, gain understanding about a variety of topics, and be more confident in my skills.
- Read the YDKJS series by Kyle Simpson. I’ve used this book as a reference during one of my internships and liked the way the material was presented.
- Do some CTCI (probably at least one exercise per day).
In my original Twitter post about starting #100DaysOfCode, I mentioned that I want to learn a JS framework. That will most likely not happen during my first round of this challenge as I want to achieve intermediate knowledge of JS before I properly learn a framework.
If you are also doing this challenge, learning to code, or just want to chat, let’s be friends! Hit me up on Twitter @catherinecodes. I would love to meet new people in this industry and learn more about your coding journey!