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The good, the bad and the ugly of learning how to code

If you are thinking about learning how to code, this is for you. There is no question that having coding skills is a plus. However, you probably have many questions regarding if it is worth your time. So here is my experience having spent the last 12 weeks at General Assembly in a front-end web development course that combines HTML, CSS, Javascript and Jquery.I did it while working full time. I am also the father of a 2 year-old boy with a lot of energy. Yes, I am exhausted.
My reason for taking the class was to realize a couple of pet projects that I have been working on for a while. I also wanted a better understanding of how the web works at the technical level. I felt that as a marketer, I not only needed to understand the communication side, but I also need to know how to make stuff.
The good Learning to code not only gives you new technical skills but also teaches you a new mindset. Yes, you are going to learn a new language, but you are also going to learn a different way of t…