La Vie en Code Podcast

008: 10 Things You NEED to Know BEFORE Learning to Code

008: 10 Things You NEED to Know BEFORE Learning to Code

In this episode, Nicole details 10 things she's identified that new coders absolutely need to know before they begin learning to code.

Why is this important? Every day, students start learning to code by teaching themselves, without any type of plan or goal. Eager to leave behind their old careers, and learn new technical skills that welcome new job opportunities, we run blind into the world of coding.

The end result is generally frustration, and eventual drop-off. Furthermore, as many of these students are career changers, they are often already unhappy with their existing jobs, and unable to afford an emotional or economic loss.

Without really considering our approach to the entire journey of learning to code, before actually setting foot on the path, you need to know what you're up against. Knowledge is power!

By planning our approach carefully—and factoring in the inevitable down times, as well as how to get past them—you'll be in a far better position to keep your momentum and enthusiasm about learning to code, and the web development industry in general.

I also include some encouraging words on the skills you already have, and people you already know… which should be a great relief to introverts and folks without extensive contact lists.

Finally, we talk about the skills you're going to learn, and I know that this will remind you why you chose web development as a career path in the first place. The options are endless, and you're only limited by your own ability to absorb information.

Everyone can learn to code, but it's not going to be easy, and I'm here to help set you up for success!

Coding Apps Mentioned

Mimo: Learn to Code On The Go

Enki: The 5 Minute Daily Workout for Your Dev Skills

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