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: #312543 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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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!

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
2You can find better help elsewhere
By Jessica J
Kinda disappointed with this book. It's a pretty short read and it's mostly how this man got a job in programming that, ultimately, he didn't enjoy. It wasn't as helpful as I hoped it would be. Truth be told, I feel like reading this book was a waste of my time and money. It feels more like a pointless, yet somewhat entertaining, story told during a get-together and less like advice worth paying for.

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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