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Jean Villalobos
Jean Villalobos
13,122 Points

Where to go from here?

So I recently completed a course on programming local and design ant my local university and craving more I signed up for treehouse. We learned the basics of python, control flow, dictionaries and scratched object oriented Python.

My question comes here, I don't have any near need for money, but I would like to leave my day job as soon as possible. So with my experience, I want to get into web development because I have heard great things about it. So should I take the front end track & freelance? The Python track and freelance? Both and freelance? (Freelance is my only option for work). Or any other tracks give you the necessary tools to freelance?

Hey Jean, nice to meet you. I have no experience with Python or back end stuff, but art and graphic design always interested me (College grad with an art degree with some graphic design coursework). I started learning HTML and CSS on my own, and managed to make just enough money freelancing to supplement the money I saved up.

I'm doing the front end dev track now, and really enjoy it, and the teachers thus far are great. But, I really love art and design and I'm only interested in programming as it relates to the front end. You can always get your feet wet by just picking a basic course from the library, and it'll also transfer if applicable to the track you select eventually.

Good luck.

3 Answers

Nathan Brenner
Nathan Brenner
35,844 Points

Check out the different tracks available. Web Design is a great starter.

My path is web design then I hope to move onto the web development track

The question is what kind of work do you think of when you say web-development? If you want to work on the design, look and user experience I suggest you to take web-design track and the front-end development course. But if you want to work on the back-end (Server-side code) you should either go for the rails track or python course. But the Ruby / Rails track is way more focused on web-development. But you can't go wrong with either of them.