How did you discover The Odin Project?


#1

We would love to know how you found our program.

We are happy everyone is here. Best wishes on your learning!


#2

Well, it all started a few weeks ago when I fell in with some old friends. We got into some pencil and paper DnD, or was trying to. It’s so hard to get games that I ended up making a Discord server to connect players with DM’s. Over night I had 300+ people and realized there was a need in the community. So I started trying to graphic design, phone app, yada yada. Testing my skills to see what I could make or create for the community.

This finally landed me credits with Qwiklabs over at Google where I been doing some GCP stuff and having fun. Realized I was missing some pretty important stuff. The lessons there do a good job of teaching you without forcing you to code. That also seemed to be a glaring weakness. So I figured if I was gonna start somewhere, may as well start from the beginning.

I turn 40 soon, so have seen all these advances in technology in my lifetime. It’s always fascinated me, and I have dabbled from time to time. Finally in a position where I can focus time and energy on what has always been a small hobby and interest of mine. Now I can nurture it to a full blown love affair. Looking forward to the ups and downs, but as it stands, enjoying the “honeymoon phase”.


#3

#4

Good ol’ reddit! I knew about places like Codecademy but I was looking for a community of people instead of just lessons. So I searched for those keywords and eventually landed on a reddit post linking to TOD.


#5

I found it on Skillcrush. They mentioned it in an article, and I’d heard of it before, but I guess I just need some tough love.

25 years in technology, and I am so far behind now it’s not funny. Scared to death, but this is the only way I get better and have my technical world the way I want it.


#6

i’m a tired old nurse and now am searching for a new career. My son has been working on the Odin Project for awhile now.


#7

I’ve tried a french bootcamp call The Hacking Project. and they said that they were inspired by this project. So i decided to try it by myself.


#8

I’ve created a group here in Africa, so that we can work together.


#9

Hi everyone

New here to Odin Project, I came across this program a few years back. I believe I found it on a forum similar to (if not) Reddit. I never fully dove into the program at the time but never forgot about it.

Today, I’ve committed 3 mo to learning how to code and hope it inspires a journey toward a new future career path.


#10

Awesome! Hope you find your passion for it. If you ever need a pair give me a shout. Good luck!


#11

Mezdec, I am inspired by your story. It sounds like we have some similarities. I am 42 and I too have been dabbling with ‘tech’ since I was a young boy. Do you remember RadioShacks TRS-80 computers? I got to play on one of those when I was young. We would get a monthly magazine that had video game programs in it and I would spend hours putting them into BASIC and saving them to the cassette player. One of my favorite games was a SKI one, where you had to avoid trees and hit the ice patch for bonus yards.

I have been in sales / business building for most of my career, in the cell phone and security system industry. I am now looking for a career change and web dev/programming seems to be the way to go.


#12

Hey bud! I agree, we do have some alot of similarities. We might have our work cut out for us with these young guns… but I game if you are. LOL. Pleasure to meet you to. Ya, I remember all that stuff. Was always fascinated. Sort of a dream come true to actually focus time on this. Let me know if you need a pair, be glad to run with you.


#13

Lol, yes these young guns have the upper advantage… my brain doesn’t work like it used to. That would be great to pair up with you.


#14

Through Nashville Software School, which I’m attending this Fall :slight_smile:


#15

I found the program through research, I have been tossing around the idea to learn web development for a while and finally took the plunge!


#16

I found this website through SMO Service in Australia. This is really informative forum, I am looking forward to reading more about it.


#17

My buddy said the name in passing, I googled, and after doing some reading I was intrigued to sign up and here I am. :smiley:


#18

From reddit! I was looking for resources on how to learn programming, i started looking around TOP and really liked the structure of the curriculum plus the community


#19

Hi everyone,

I used to learn via Codecademy but then I felt that I was missing something from the site. My enjoyment comes from dabbling and building something. Furthermore, I do not want to pay someone for me to do it, where I do know the quality of the programme :grin:

I googled and googled until I found someone recommended TOP in a website. I do not remember which website unfortunately.

It has been an exciting adventure for me so far and I am loving it!

Keep up the great job!


#20

I learned about Odin reading an article on Medium. I suffered an unforeseen illness after practicing veterinary medicine for 15 years and look to technology in order to re-tool myself with a valid set of hands going forward in this new economy. I am so very excited! We are a part of such transformation in this evolving world and I am grateful to be part of the Odin Community! Best to you all and I look forward to getting to know all of you. I am in West Seattle if anyone is nearby :+1: