As I approach my sixth month as a full-time, freelance web developer, I want to reflect a little on the lessons I’ve learned along the way. In this post, I’ll share 10 valuable lessons learned in my first 6 months freelancing full-time in hopes that it may benefit my readers looking to take the same path.
I never realized the importance of music to listen to while coding until I starting working from home full-time, freelancing. I don’t have a big house, no personal office, and I have four kids, so speakers in the ears became a necessity in order for me to focus on my work. For the most part, I think […]
These days my hands are full. I work full time (not coding), and on the side am in the part time web development track with Bloc. I also have four children (8 and under) and “real-life” things that must get done as well. Coding can be addicting and can easily consume a large chunk of […]
Like many, I learn best by doing. I can sit in lectures and take notes all day, but until I get in the trenches it is all theoretical and liable to be forgotten if idle time passes. JavaTricked This week at Bloc (week 2), I looked at my assignments and there were only three checkpoints: […]
Well, week one is in the books. Here’s a brief summary: Overview The first two weeks at Bloc aim at providing the “fundamentals” of basic web development. The first week consists of HTML, CSS, Git and the Command Line all via exercises at Code School and a little from Codecademy (the majority of coding bootcamps […]
The Game Plan The final question to kick of this journey is: How can I do this with all of my current demands to include being a diligent husband, father of four, being a faithful and industrious employee, friends, church, etc. How can I fit in the required 20 hours a week or 3-4 hours […]