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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Product Description

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: #976497 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.

Customer Reviews

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4 of 4 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.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Good start, could use more background on the progression.
By T. Carpenter
The book is a little on the short side. The concept/idea/premise is good but there is definitely more detail that could have been included to make this a much more worthwhile read. This is not a coding book. This is not a "learn how to code" book. This is a narrative on one person's journey to finding their career. Still, since it involves the tech industry, more detail could have been included on resources used or issues they found while learning to code.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Make your goals clear and stop at nothing to make it happen
By Micah
I bought this short book on Amazon Kindle because I've watched many of Chris' videos and very much appreciate his can do attitude. The read was very informative and gave insight as to real world expectations and some of his own struggles. Ultimately he got to where he wanted to be by outlining how he wanted to live and finding a creative outlet through which to attain it. Very inspiring, and I hope I will eventually have a similar story.

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