I had an idea the other day so i thought I’d share it. It would be awesome if Odin had a Projects only section, containing projects that required the use of most technologies/programming languages taught on Odin.
The projects could be user/student-submitted or someone more experienced could make them. Both would probably be the best option.
Projects could have a different difficulty(easy,medium,hard,insane). So that both beginners and experienced developers(who finished the whole curriculum but haven’t got a job in web development yet) could have some fun and learn new stuff.
The section shouldn’t be limited to things taught on Odin thought. For example, one of the projects could be to make a website using something else than Rails for backend. I noticed in the chat that a few people are interested in learning Node for example. Someone could put up a project that required Node to be used as back-end. People who attempt to do it would search online for resources to learn Node, they can then submit the resources they found most useful to the project.
Again, this is just an idea. I’m sure if the concept is ok, it can be modified into something really good and useful. Making The Odin Project more complex and interesting. I think this could be the missing gap between doing the regular projects/tutorials and being able to participate in real projects you get at work.
I would LOVE to hear your opinion on this guys!
P.S I really appreciate what TOP is offering. It’s one of the best curriculums out there and on top of that it’s free. I think no one is allowed to complain, so please don’t think I’m complaining. I’m just trying to improve it even more. I don’t know how difficult this would be to implement, but I would like to help as much as I can in case you decide in favor of this idea.
(this post is still being written, i thought of a few other things but can’t really remember them in the moment of writing this post)