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The Odin Project was created to provide a complete path for students to go from zero to employed as web developers while working with other students along the way.
The Odin Project is Open Source and is best for absolute beginners (and those who have tried other resources without success) who want to work as a web developer, do freelancing work, build a startu...
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Background: I was a public school teacher for most of my career and recently worked in an education technology startup. Having worked closely with the designers and engineers at that job, I really enjoyed their responsibilities and am trying to transition into software engineering as my primary gig. I live in San Francisco proper so needless to say there numerous coding bootcamps here. After researching all the top ones and even attending their workshops, I landed on The Odin Project for a few reasons which I'll detail below but primarily for the sake of saving my hard earned money for other things -like the cost of living in the Bay Area!
-For one, I love the focus on getting you to use the tools of the trade. Right from the start you set up your own development environ...
I have worked through several teaching resources for software development over the past year or so. Each one promising the moon at your fingertips and a guaranteed job. The Odin Project lays it out very cut and dry for everyone to see. The have a no-nonsense curriculum and make 100's of references to external resources. They force you to dig for the answer to your problems, but they also provide a working path towards realizing your goals of becoming a professional web developer.
Promotion of hard work
No-nonsense learning path
Lots of external resources
An active online community to help
Production of solid skillsets
No real hand-holding
Job placement is up to the individual
I have just started to learn programming using the Odin project. Prior, I would think of some task that I wanted to accomplish and then scour the internet for tutorials about how to best accomplish that task. As you can imagine, this method is highly frustrating. However, many former tutorials that I attempted encouraged this method of learning through outlines that were not very organized. Clicking on included links would often introduce me to other topics which had nothing to do with the tasks at hand. I hope that through the Odin project I will be able to rely more increasingly on innate knowledge to accomplish tasks that I care about by being able to focus more consistently on specific tasks.
So far my experience seems to suggest the Odin project will fulfill this promise. Prio...Read more
I have utilised many different learning resources - MOOCS, Lynda.com, Treehouse, Launch School, Free Code Camp, Codecademy - to name just a few. They have each had their unique value, and have each had several deficiencies. One of the biggest problems I see in online courses is how quickly they rush through fundamental skills and principles without real-world practice, so that I find myself leaving courses feeling like I have learned little.
It seems like the creators of The Odin Project understood this problem, and decided to create a curriculum of curated content, where most of the work is actually done elsewhere, using quality resources to build the skills in each learning stage. It introduces the all-important aspects of mindsets in learning, and early on gets the learner gear...Read more
After messing around with Java and messing around building websites I decided I needed a bit more structure to my learning. I discovered The Odin Project in a Reddit post and it seemed to be what I was looking for, a well structured path to learning web dev skills to enable me to create my own apps.
- A well structured course of all the core skills you'll need
- A very welcoming community
- Help can always be found in the chat rooms
- The course is updated to keep skills relevant
- Learners can give back by submitting their own ideas to improve the course
- You learn to get set up in your own environment
- It's a self learning environment. You have to be motivated to work on your own for long periods. That works for some but not for everyone
- It's not easy to ...
I spend so much time trying to battle with all the choices of courses both paid and free and also with all the choices of programming languages, like which one was the "best one". But it got so unproductive one day I just got tired of beating around the bush and decided on one factor. Which one was a stable, user friendly language that I wanted to learn and which one had the framework that was ideal for startups, rapid prototyping and had many success stories behind it, which was rails with all these sites such as twitter, GitHub, netflix and so many more, and although they have move toward other direction, they would not have been what they are if it had not been for this framework imho.
I have tried before to watch tutorial videos, but that never worked for me. I am the type of lea...Read more
The Odin Project is one of the best free resources that can be found on the internet. Their model is a little different from most other sites out there. In contrast to sites like FreeCodeCamp or Codecademy, Odin tries to find and organize the best free resources around the net into an easy-to follow curriculum for learning web development. This means that the curriculum can be more complete (because contributors aren't constantly having to write original content) up-to-date (because contributors can just find an updated resource when something changes) and consistently high-quality (because the curriculum is open sourced.. if any student finds a better resource for teaching some topic they can add it to the lesson themselves). Because of the things mentioned, contributors spend the m...Read more
I started with The Odin Project January 1, 2017. I knew it would take a while to learn all the skills necessary to change careers, but I didn't expect it to be so engaging. The Odin Project is a FREE online bootcamp that starts from 0 and turns you into a developer. Along the way you learn all the necessary troubleshooting skills needed to make a splash. No online IDE, no online error messages, just 100% do-it-yourself goodness.
After about a year of working on The Odin Project part time (15-20 hours a week) I was able to land a job in the IT field. I love what I do and the Odin Project was the reason why I was able to change my life. The Odin Project gave me projects to put on my resume. It gave me real-world skills I use every day. It taught me how to learn.
Is it easy? no. I...Read more
I have done The Odin Project curriculum and am still active in their Gitter community. I have nothing but good things to say about The Odin Project, the curriculum is thorough, the mods are very helpful, and the projects that you complete are real concepts that you may encounter in a dev role. The community is always encouraging growth and actively helping people.