How I Learned to Code: Lessons From Teaching Myself Web Development and Becoming a Paid Programmer in Only 3 Months

How I Learned to Code: Lessons From Teaching Myself Web Development and Becoming a Paid Programmer in Only 3 Months
By Mr Christopher R Dodd

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How An Average University Student Taught Himself How To Code and Scored His First Job Within 3 Months

Christopher R Dodd is a world traveller, blogger, YouTuber, podcaster and entrepreneur who decided that a career in accounting wasn’t for him.

This book is the story of Chris’ 11 month journey from studying his first Ruby on Rails course to working remotely in Bali. Part-memoir and part-advice, Chris shares his experience as a junior developer including everything he learned along the way.


  • The Single Most Important Mindset You Will Need to Be Successful
  • How He Taught Himself to Code for FREE and How You Can Too
  • How He Got His First Job as a Paid Developer Within 3 Months & His Top Tips For Getting Hired
  • His ‘Secret Sauce’ When It Comes to Finding Freelance Clients, and
  • How He Was Able to Work Remotely From Bali

This book is essential reading for anyone considering a career in the fast-growing computer programming industry.

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #322115 in Books
  • Published on: 2016-09-29
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00" h x .15" w x 5.00" l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 64 pages

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
Christopher R Dodd is a YouTuber, Blogger & Podcaster focused specifically on the Digital Nomad Movement and Location Independent careers. One of the biggest names online in the digital nomad community, Chris published his first book after discovering a need from his audience, who wanted to know more about his story and how they can also achieve a location independent lifestyle. Chris continues to educate and inspire the next generation of digital nomads on his YouTube channel, Podcast and Blog.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5Fresh and Relevant
By Scott Russell
This book is an eye-opener to the world of developers. It is fresh with new information - where to learn to code for free and without student loan debt, how to break-in and meet other developers, and where there is the most potential for finding work/clients. There are plenty of relevant tips in this book that will assist anyone pursuing a lifestyle of the location independent.

It's a quick read with simple but relevant information. I managed it in a matter of hours. The book is an inspiration to anyone looking to become a Digital Nomad whether it's to be a coder or not. You won't be disappointed

In addition, Chris gives you a real-life look into the path he took. The ups and the downs, but, in the end, he shows that by staying motivated, you can learn to code yourself.

I was really excited to learn that this book had come out. I've been following Chris' adventures for only a month now, but it was through his vlog on YouTube that cinched it for me...I WILL be a Digital Nomad!

I build websites and love to code myself, though still a beginner. I love to go to cafes to work, but would end up disappointed when the noise levels became unbearable or nothing stayed open past 6 p.m. Watching Chris' videos I learned about co-working spaces and the Digital Nomad movement.

Seattle, WA.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
5Short, but inspiring
By Levi Gonzales
I have been following Chris on YouTube for a few months now and I'm always gaining inspiration out of his videos and now this book. It was short, but I'm also a fast reader. I literally finished it in an hour and a half. It was delightful to finally get some back story on this digital nomad that I have been following for a short time. Though I don't plan on becoming a digital nomad, I do plan to do some missionary work which will be easier with a skill that allows for remote work. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to hear the story of a man who wanted more out of life and literally made it happen by learning how to code. The one thing that I took away from this short read is "Why?" In other words, why do you want to learn to code? What is your motivation? This is something that I am still asking myself as I have been learning web development for about 4 months now. Congrats Chris on making a life for yourself as a digital nomad. God bless!

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
3Basic outline
By Jo
Very short overview, however their are links to explore. I may re-evaluate after poking around. Not a lot of useful information for me in the book itself.

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