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What motivated you to dive fully in to dev?

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Mike G
·Nov 14, 2017

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:

  1. Tinker around on our company's Wordpress site for a while and eventually become inspired to learn more,
  2. Sign into my idle Team Treehouse account and spend about a week watching 30 lessons a day,
  3. 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.
  4. 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.