Last week, Flatiron School launched the #BacktoCode Challenge – a 21-day learning challenge, featuring weekly code challenges, prizes, and lectures, and a motivated community of aspiring programmers pushing each other toward their coding goals. With thousands of challengers embodying the spirit of #BacktoCode, we’ve been blown away by the response so far.
We’ll be publishing weekly Check-Ins to share how the challenge has been going and what’s coming for the next week. Read on for the first Check-In!
Students got started on the right foot, set up their goals, and joined the challenge community.
If you’ve been coding throughout the last week, you’ve probably already experienced a moment of being unsure of how to approach an issue. The secret here is that getting through these moments of struggle is actually what makes you a stronger programmer. That’s why this week, we’ve challenged #BacktoCode students to a) get stuck – that means taking on enough lessons to get to a point where you hit a problem that totally confuses you – and b) get unstuck – don’t give up; overcome that hurdle and reach an “aha moment.”