I really like the idea of the #100DaysOfCode hashtag, but there's no way I'm going to be able to commit to coding every day for 100 days without burning myself out...


I follow #100DaysOfCode on Twitter and I see a lot of people posting interesting things. It seems like it's more aimed towards learning to code, but I want to use it as an excuse to code.

As I've moved into a more consulting and management-focused role at work, I don't get the opportunity to work on projects as much as I used to. I miss the opportunity to fix bugs (or do support) in general, as I love being able to hop in and out of small projects and make things better while I do it.

So I'm going to start my own #100DaysofCode Challenge for 2020.

My Rules

  1. I'm aiming for 100 days total this year, not consecutively.

  2. "Education" time counts. I have an O'Reilly account that I'd like to use more than I do. They have a ton of books and courses available. I'm also going to count attending industry conferences where I attend workshops (for example I actually got to code quite a bit at re:Invent in 2019.)

  3. Work projects can count too. I've recently been helping a team clean up some low-hanging fruit that was left in a time-sensitive project. I had to write code and open pull requests, so that totally counts. 💥

  4. I'm keeping track of what I work on here.

And that's basically it. Wish me luck. 🤞

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