On January 10, 2018 I was surprised to receive an email from the Udacity Scholarship Team notifying me that I was the recipient of one of their Grow with Google Challenge Scholarships: Front-End Web Developer Track. Soon thereafter I received the second notification, providing the details to get started.
I won’t explicitly state my age, but suffice to say, like the Jimi Hendrix song, I am experienced. After logging in and completing the first set of tasks to access the forums and sign up for Slack, I was pleased to see that the community comprised a diverse cross section of friendly coders across different age groups, genders, and other demographics.
I was able to work through the lessons fairly quickly given my IT background (more on that later), and I am now at the final twenty-first lesson Project: Pixel Art Maker. At this juncture, I decided to step back and review the previous lessons to reinforce what I have learned.
I also want to complete the Github lesson (available for free outside the challenge curriculum) and add to my knowledge using other outside resources (to be detailed later). In addition, I saw other classmates using codepen.io to collaborate, and I want to sign up and share too.
Happy Coding! And look for more posts in the future!