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Charles Franklin17,535 Points
Real World Examples
I've been learning a ton from treehouse and am loving learning new skills. I'm hoping to reinvent my career in the IT field.
One thing I'm having trouble with is trying to find real world example problems. I have the two books from Treehouse and they are ok. But I was hoping for more. Does anyone have a place where there are example problems that are posted and you just go at it and develop solutions.? Then maybe a place where two students/programmers might compare and contrast their solutions?
I love Treehouse though.. It's been a real anchor for me as my current job is very difficult on my family and my hope is to shift to an IT job that will give me more freedom with my family...
Ricardo Diaz30,415 Points
I worked the factory floors for 10 years so I can tell you that shifting careers is very much possible. I can tell you how I learned to do things but you will have to find your own way.
For me I would take what I learned here and from books and just create websites for fun at home. My first "official restaurant" website was for a Chinese Takeout called Fortune Cookie. Excuse the slow loading time but it was my first and I was just a few months out of college. She also never paid me for it just offered me free food. Which is great because they truly do have the best in the area.
My main goal was to make it mobile friendly since no other offered that to people. They just posted up large PDF's that wasted bandwidth. Ironically that was what made it popular to the locals since no other place in the area had a mobile friendly version. I jumped her traffic 50% in a month and during tourist season her place fills up and she can barely keep up.
So just keep learning and then apply what you learned into any project. Over time if you keep doing this you will create a pretty good portfolio that you can offer to potential jobs.
Good Luck Charles and if you ever want to talk contact me. I have 4 kids and work 25% of the time at home so I learned lots on how to balance all of this.
James Barnett39,199 Points
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