I'm James Robinson,
I am a completely self-taught front-end developer. I do not have a computer science degree, nor have I ever paid for an expensive coding Bootcamp. After finding myself at a crossroads, I decided on a whim to give coding 'a go'. Three years later, and I haven't looked back. In the past, I've worked as a strength and conditioning coach, a night-shift warehouse worker and I've also pulled pints behind a bar. I've taught myself everything I needed to know using a glorious little thing called the internet.
After less than a year of intensive learning, I managed to bag my first job as a junior front-end developer. Now, since working on a variety of exciting projects, for high-profile industry-leading brands such as Google, I want to share my journey and help aspiring developers get their first jobs in the industry. Having reflected on what worked well for me (and what didn't), I want to use my experience in the tech industry and my own learning processes to help you acquire the skills you actually need.
Launching The Front End Coach
I've been through the process myself. Learning to code isn't easy and it's certainly not easy teaching yourself. Knowing where to start, what resources to use, and what to learn can become a real headache, fast. Trying to sift your way through the never-ending sea of guides, tutorials and blog posts can be off-putting, and quite frankly, damn right confusing.
I've launched this site and support system to give you my BS-free, honest advice and support, helping you to learn only what you need to learn and in the most time-efficient way possible, helping to give you every chance at kick-starting your career as a front-end developer.
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