It’s day 3 of Skillcrush’s 10-day bootcamp, and I am still loving it! Right now we are on HTML, which I know a little about already.
The idea of doubling my hourly freelance rate is intoxicating, but I’ve got to have some semblance of a portfolio. I decided to check out VolunteerMatch and see if any non-profits needed some coding work done for free.
I saw several listings, and responded to 5. Within 2 hours, I had three agencies e-mail me back, thrilled to have my help, and one that e-mailed me my first project already!
Skillcrush is not a school in the traditional sense, thankfully, so there’s no registration drama (you know, you’ll need 3 forms of picture I.D., an address within the county, transcripts from places you barely remember being at, your blood type, and a recently certified family tree. By the time I get all that together, I’ve lost my momentum).
It’s got 3-4 different tracks, or “blueprints” of technical skills you can learn: web design, wordpress coding/development, and something else that escapes me right now, but I’ll add it as soon as I find it.
So Skillcrush offers a free 10-day boot camp, which I decided to start with so I could get the lay of the digital land, as it were.
Today’s bite-sized bootcamp lesson was “the internet vs. the www”. At first I thought this was going to be a waste of time, but I was wrong (it happens).
Not only was it an interesting little lesson-ette, but I love the casual, chatty writing voice – I didn’t realize I was learning anything until I had learned it!
I stumbled across Skillcrush on a Facebook ad the other day, and it’s caught my interest as a committed freelancer. Skillcrush is a site which aims to teach technical skills online in an informal and social way (picture WordPress’s Blogging 101 series, but for coding).
I’ve always wanted to learn to code, largely because a) it pays so well and b) I could do a lot of things myself rather than pay someone else to do them.
So I’ll be chronicling my Skillcrush experience in the hopes that it’s helpful to others out there. I’ll keep you posted!