#100DaysOfCode Plan for Javascript & React

I’ve known about the #100DaysOfCode challenge for quite a long time. Whenever I spend time on Twitter, which admittedly isn’t often, I see people posting about it. I never decided to “commit” to it because I used to spend hours each week practicing coding anyway.

However, the last two years involved having a baby (who is now incredibly 19 months old!) and just trying to find a schedule that works for all of us. We only have childcare part-time, but I work full-time. This is intentional so that I can spend as much time as possible with Kacey, but it makes it tough to do anything outside of work and parenting.

In addition, my job has over time become much more a practice in managing all the gears that turn (and most often, doing the turning myself) such that coding has kind of taken a back seat. The coding that I do have the opportunity to do is more routine and less learning.

SO. I’m jumping back in with the #100DaysOfCode challenge. My goal is to learn Javascript deeply, then get more comfortable with React and learn about managing modern NoSQL databases with MongoDB to build modern web applications. I’m really excited.

I’ve heard wonderful things about freeCodeCamp, so that’s where I’ll be starting. They say each certification (and I’m going for three of them) has 300 hours of content. 😬However, since I’m starting with a pretty solid base understanding of Javascript and React (among other technologies that the certifications cover), I think I’ll be able to knock them out a bit more quickly. I am, however, going through each lesson so that I can make sure there are no gaps in my knowledge.

After completing those certifications, I’ll move on to creating a web app of my own.

  • Days 1-15: Complete the freeCodeCamp Javascript Data Structures & Algorithms Certification
  • Days 16-30: Complete the freeCodeCamp Front-End Libraries Certification
  • Days 31-45: Complete the freeCodeCamp APIs and Microservices Certification
  • Days 46-60: Create a web app
  • Days 60+: ??

I’m really excited about this challenge and will update the plan based on how long things actually take me.

2 Comments on “#100DaysOfCode Plan for Javascript & React”

  1. Nice! Looking forward to hearing how it turns out 🙂

    I’m thinking about doing a course this spring too. My current ideas are:

    Browser performance
    Statistical analysis
    Project management methodologies

    It would probably be useful for me to take a JavaScript fundamentals course too. All of my learning has been project-basis.

    • Ooh, statistical analysis would be fun. Browser performance is probably not nearly as fun but very useful and practical.

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