The Goal of This Blog

The goal of this blog, and my pursuing of a web development education, is to change careers. I have already been to college. I have a Master in Social Work. I also have two Bachelor Degrees in Secondary Education. I do not want to spend money on another degree. I make good money now but I do not feel fulfilled in life. So, I want to move ahead and do so on my own.

So far I have made a few decisions:

First, I have decided to focus on Ruby on Rails.

Second, I am going through CodeCademy’s Web Fundamentals course. Basically this is an introduction to HTML and CSS. I used HTML in the past, and I am a bit familiar with CSS as well, but the refresher is good. I am halfway through the HTML Basics II course in this.

For those curious what I am listening to and reading to set my roadmap, check out the following:

  • StartHere.fm – a great podcast that is inspiring for those setting out on a self-study course.
  • Joshua Kemp – He wrote No Degree, No Problem and after reading through it I decided on Ruby on Rails and a few other decisions.
  • Quit Law and Code – I figure if a lawyer can make this decision, so can a social worker!