Wow, was that 10 weeks already?? Time flies when you’re learning! But it was definitely a combination of enjoying the course and working really hard and wishing I had more time to do everything – the story of my life.
As of yesterday, I successfully completed my last day of the RED Academy Web Development Foundations course. It was Demo Day where we all got to showcase and present our final capstone projects which we were given 3 weeks to do. Procrastination and just generally being busy with work/life got the better of me, so the last 10 days leading up to the deadline, I was coding and developing my site non stop in any free moment I had before/after work and staying up til the crack of dawn, but it all really came together over several solid work sessions on Friday and the weekend.
Coding takes a LONG time! Troubleshooting and getting stuff to work takes even longer! I probably spent between 80 to 100 hours total developing my website but I couldn’t be happier with the results. And I am happy to have finished to the point that I did.
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My main goal going into the course was initially to expand my skill set and become more proficient in web development so that I can offer web development along with graphic design services to all my clients. But as I thought more about it, I also saw this course as an incredible opportunity for me to focus on myself first – to finally redesign a portfolio site for myself (my last version was in 2009!!!) that would market my skills and showcase my recent work, update my resume, and set up a website for Hom Kitchen, my passion and future business venture – watch for it in the near future!
Want to sign up for a course in Web Development? RED Academy is currently offering a family and friends discount of $250 off! Just mention that I sent you 🙂