I've been in the process of... I've been gaining motivation to... I've been slowly learning web development for the past year now.
My consistent pattern has been:
- Tinker around on our company's Wordpress site for a while and eventually become inspired to learn more,
- Sign into my idle Team Treehouse account and spend about a week watching 30 lessons a day,
- Become discouraged that I either am not learning as quickly as I'd like, or lose interest because I have now real life projects to practice my new knowledge on.
- Guiltily avoid my treehouse account for a good couple months.
Can anyone relate? I'm very interested in diving fully into web development, but what I've learned about myself is that I need real world projects in order to really take in skills and have them stick.
Can anyone recommend a place I could practice what I'm learning in a non-classroom type setting? It would nice if there was some website that offered "apprenticeships" for new developers who want to learn in a real life setting with someone to help guide them through the sea of API's and Stack-overflow posts.