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!
What is it?
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.
My own 100 days
As of this blog post, I’m just beginning my 100 days of code, but I plan to hold myself accountable in several ways:
- Keep a daily log of my progress, thoughts, questions, etc.
- Post to Twitter each day
- Join a group of people who also want to do the challenge, so we begin together and finish together
Wish me luck!