What is freeCodeCamp?
From Wikipedia: “freeCodeCamp is a nonprofit organization that consists of an interactive learning web platform, an online community forum, chat rooms, Medium publications, and local organizations that intend to make learning web development accessible to anyone.”
What does it cover?
The course starts off with basic HTML, CSS (including Bootstrap, bleugh) and jQuery before moving on to React and back end development. Many more modules have just been added too on accessibility, machine learning, computer science etc.
Once the tutorials and challenges have been completed, it’s possible to get a certificate from freeCodeCamp. While these might no be any help in getting a job, FCC are matching certified developers up with non-profit organisations that need development help in their “Open Source For Good” programme. This gives the whole thing a structure and purpose that I find helpful in motivating me to learn.
What have I done so far?
My portfolio page is at https://www.nick-hayward.co.uk/fcc/ and that shows the type of simple projects I’ve been working on so far. I found the API projects hard as I’ve not done anything like that before, but now they are completed I’m confident I can include those features in my WordPress builds without needing plugins.
It’s a small but friendly group and working with others is really helping me understand what I’m coding. Come join us!
Facebook group for freeCodeCamp Nottingham