My website and writing are focused on how self-taught web developers can effectively navigate through the overwhelming amount of information, and craft a customized game plan for launching their careers.
There's a massive chasm in the web development community.
On one side, you have amateur decvelopers that are currently learning, following courses adn tutorials, building things, but constantly spinning their wheels, jumping from one thing to the next, struggling to make progress.
On the other side, you have professional developers.
As the amateur, it can seem downright impossible to make it to the other side.
You apply to jobs and don't even get a response, let alone an interview.
You constantly come across job postings that require a significant amount of experience.
Every day a new technology comes out and you feel like you have to learn it to stay relevant.
Back in 2013, I started teaching myself web development using guides and courses online.
For a long time, I just sort of plodded along, making things here and there, following some courses and guides, building some sample projects, but wasn't seeming to make any progress.
I was wondering why I wasn't getting any responses from places, so I decided to dig deep and take a look at what I was doing wrong, and how I could fix it.
I needed a plan to get myself from where I was at:
Knowing I wanted to be a developer, but not having the knowledge to know how to build a great portfolio for potential employers to see, and not having the money to pay for a bootcamp.
To where I wanted to be:
Working full time as a developer and constantly progressing in my career.
How could I get from A to B?
Ultimately, it came down to one key concept:
Growing my skills and effectively demonstrating those skills to potential employers
That's why I created this site, to help other self-taught developers do what I was able to do, and hopefully save them a lot of time, stress, and wrong decisions.
You know there are endless resources for learning code, but you don't know how to put them together effectively to build real-world apps from start to finish.
I've spent a lot of time learning the best way to learn things, and a lot of time learning the best ways to grow a career, especially in the web development industry, and I want to share that with others.
If that sounds like something that would help you out, I would be honored if you would sign up for my mailing list.
It's the best way to stay up to date on what I write and what I'm working on.
Right now that's a book, with a software down the line that I think is going to be really cool.
The first response message you get from me as soon as you sign up will be one asking what your biggest struggle is and how I can help.
Please do respond to that, I'd love to get to know you more.