As I look back on the class I think there are a few things that I would change to help my fellow Georgetown students on their web developer journeys:
- Offer this class during a Fall or Spring semester. I think the extra weeks and shorter class times will make all the difference.
- Continue using Codecademy. I think that was my saving grace.
- Start the WordPress project from the beginning. Find a way to incorporate the final project from the beginning.
- Work through Codeacademy-like lessons together in class. W3Schools helped, but I think being hands on would be even better.
I really enjoyed this class. I feel a sense of pride knowing that I have made it out alive on the other side with only several bumps, bruises, and maybe a few tears later. I hope my coding journey doesn’t end here and that I’m able to continue learning and developing these skills, but more on that in the next post!