If you're on Twitter and you're even slightly involved in the dev community, there's a chance you've seen the #100DaysOfCode hashtag floating around. It doesn't matter if you're brand new to development or if you've been a senior developer for years — the 100 Days of Code challenge is for everyone!
I first heard about the 100 Days of Code challenge on the Code Newbie podcast when Alex Kallaway explained why he started the challenge for himself and how it's grown due to gaining traction on Twitter.
You can read the full rules on the official 100-days-of-code repo, but the main takeaway is this:
Dedicate one hour to coding each day for 100 days straight. If you can do this, by the end of the challenge, you will have 100 hours of knowledge and practice that you didn't have before, a routine that encourages you to continually hone your craft as a developer and, if you want it, a strong connection to a community of people who believe in continual learning.
As of this blog post, I'm just beginning my 100 days of code, but I plan to hold myself accountable in several ways:
I'll come back to update this post as big things happen, but if you want to follow along with my daily journey, you can read my daily log on my own 100-days-of-code repo and find me on Twitter.
Wish me luck!
For anyone else still doing the challenge, keep it up! There's a big chance it will pay off.