I have been running Hacker Hours events in the Greater Atlanta Area for a couple of months. In one of those, I asked the participants this question: what are the things about learning to code that is the most difficult for you?
These are the general responses I got:
- "A lot of us are self-taught, and have a lot of holes in our knowledge. Some of them we know we have, but some of them we don't even have an idea that we don't know it."
- "There's too much information. Lots' of different ways/methods of doing something."
- "I would like an end-to-end, streamed lined, from beginning to end kind of way to learn something."
- "The idea that the thing I am learning now will go out of date soon is unsettling."
- "I've already done Codecademy, TreeHouse, Code School, etc. etc. Now what? Whose resources don't take you far enough."
- "How deep is the rabbit hole? Sometimes I have trouble deciding between drilling down more into a subject area vs moving on."
- "Should I attend a coding boot camp like Hack Reactor?"