CNC2018

Coding Challenge

Generate five ideasthat people want to read about and have them vetted and validated by other coders in the community.

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Youve finished a bootcamp or coding course, and youve realized that finding a job is harder than you thought.

Youre about to start looking for your first dev job, and youre not sure where to start

Share your knowledge, reinforce your learning, build your profile.

By the end of the challenge, you will:

You want to share your knowledge, but not sure how to write a great blog post that people want to read.

You keep saying youre going to do it.

Design a portfolio and online profilethat shows your work, your potential, and is tailored to positions youre currently seeking.

Focus and make progresson learning to code by setting clear objectives that youll actually stick to, and based on your personal goals, constraints, and lifestyle.

Turn your coding goals into a weekly habit.

Practice networkingand build real relationships that gets you closer to your dream job.

Youve been saying youre going to start learning a new language, but cant find the time.

The hardest part of coding more isnt the coding its finding a system and structure that fits into your busy life. Well help you set goals, create a roadmap, find a schedule, and, most importantly, hold you accountable to reaching your coding goals.

This is the year you finally learn how to code.

By the end of the challenge, you will:

Can I do more than 1 challenge at a time?

You want to blog more about code but youre not sure what to write about

Youve been thinking about learning to code for awhile and havent quite started

Write 3 outlines, 2 drafts, and publish at least 1post using our starter templates designed for popular styles of writing like tutorials, tech news, and technical explainers.

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Implement a personal writing planthat fits into your schedule and turns your occasional writing into a regular habit.

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Learning to code is hard. You dont have to do it alone.Well give you an overview of the coding world, help you find the right path for your goals, and show you how to create a personal learning curriculum so you can make real progress on your coding journey.

Create a job project planwith tracking tools, resources, interview tips, and weekly tasks to organize and manage your job search.

Youre nervous about putting your ideas online for others to see (and comment on!)

Implement a four-step processto develop and iterate on your project plan, and turn your coding objective into reality without burning out (or losing focus!).

By the end of the challenge, you will:

Learn time management tools and strategiesto create a personal toolkit with everything you need to tackle your coding objective.

You might get a million nos, but you only need one yes.Well give you the right tools, structure, and support system to make the journey a lot more bearable. We cant promise you a job, but we promise to make sense of the chaos and ease your nerves.

Create a project plan for your code more objectivewith goals, reflection points, a roadmap, and a weekly schedule.

You dont have to be an expert to be worth reading.But you do need ideas, writing templates, feedback, a distribution strategy, and, most importantly, confidence in your own work. Well give you the tools and support you need to turn blogging into a regular part of your coding journey.

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Because this year will be different.

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Youve been thinking about that side project forever and havent made much progress

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You want to contribute to an open source project, but youre still too scared

Design your learn-to-code curriculumwith goals, reflection points, a roadmap, and a schedule that fits your busy life.

Pro Tip: Check out our partner,Treehouse! They offer 1,000s of hours of courses on JavaScript, Python, iOS and more.

Pro Tip: Check out our partner,Glitch! Theyre the friendly community where you can build the app of your dreams.

Youve tried learning to code before, but you keep hopping around and havent made the progress you want

The structure and support you need to get the job you want.

CNC2018 is completely free! Its our New Years gift to you 🙂

Pick a challenge and join the waiting list for Round 2 of CNC2018.

By the end of the challenge, you will:

is the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code.

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Youve been saying youre going to start learning a new language, but youre not sure its the right one.

Yes! You can always email us at with questions, concerns, or just to say hi. Wed love to hear how the challenge is going for you.

Youve sent hundreds of resumes and youve gotten zero callbacks

Our system only allows you to be registered for one challenge. Each one will require an investment of both time and work. Plus, youll get the most out of CNC2018 if you focus on one challenge at a time.

Have coded for +16 hoursby doing tutorials, starting on small projects, and looking at real world applications of your chosen coding objective.

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