👩🏽‍💻 How to Code Every Day for a Year


A few days ago I finished my 365 days of code challenge.

🗓️ 365 Days of Code

On Twitter, you can start a coding challenge and use the hashtag #365DaysofCode or #100DaysofCode to code in public.

The farthest I could go back on my Twitter timeline was to Day 29:

And finally, a few days ago, I finished Day 365:

✅ Habit Tracking

Starting in August 2020 I printed out little habit trackers each month. Here is an example from March 2022:

I always kept this tracker next to my desk and updated it every day. BUT - recently I started tracking my progress in Notion. I am fully digitized now!

Since my habit tracking is in a digital format, I can actually analyze the data I collect easier. Now I can even see which days of the week I struggle with the most (aka Friday and Saturday!)

🧠 Recommendations

📃 Make a list of classes: Write out a year's worth of classes you are planning to take. Think of the languages you want to learn.

💰 Invest in yourself: Don't be worried that you spent too much money on yourself. You are your best investment. I paid $1,626 to learn how to code front-end development. I had to fight the guilt but it was totally worth it!

✅ Have a form of habit tracker: Print some checkboxes or set something up in Notion. But make sure you have a tracker. It's fun to check it off every day too!

💻 Classes

📊 SQL: The best free course on SQL is on Khan Academy.

Intro to SQL: Querying and managing data | Khan Academy
Learn how to use SQL to store, query, and manipulate data. SQL is a special-purpose programming language designed for managing data in a relational database, and is used by a huge number of apps and organizations.

🐼 Python: My favorite Python course is on Udemy.

🔗 Link: https://www.udemy.com/course/the-python-mega-course/

⚛️ Web Development: These are the exact courses I took to learn front-end development. But what's great is you actually can get a discount that I never got... 😭

Coding Workshops for Women
SheCodes teaches coding skills to women.

🚀 What's Next?

Ok, so I learned how to code. What now? Right now I am taking an advanced excel course on Udemy. I am using so much excel recently at work that I thought it might be a good time to brush up on some advanced functions.