This is my follow-up post on exactly what I learned during my 5-month learning period and how I designed the curriculum to learn to code.

Original Post: ➡️ https://realtimkim.medium.com/skip-the-coding-bootcamp-how-i-learned-to-code-got-a-remote-full-time-development-job-in-5-761cf07454ac

I’ll include the exact courses and why I chose them. I do think it’s important to note that if I was going to do things over I would do a couple of things differently.

One of the earliest mistakes I made was trying to learn too many things at once and spending way too much time in “tutorial purgatory”. I think all of the most popular programming sites are sufficient at helping you pick up the basics but the most important thing is to utilize the knowledge your learning as soon as possible.

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This is my story on how I learned to code and got a job as a full-stack developer without attending a coding bootcamp.

With this post, I hope to encourage anyone currently on their journey to becoming a developer. I’ve given this exact blueprint to a lot of my friends and I’ve gotten feedback that it was immensely helpful so I wanted to make it available for anyone looking to do the same with no experience and without attending a bootcamp.

Learning how to code was definitely one of the hardest things I’ve ever done so my goal is to provide a roadmap and some inspiration to help anyone who’s on the same path as I was.

I should add that I’m not…


Progress update and giving learning math fundamentals another shot with better guidelines.

November and December were not as productive for my learning journey as I wanted them to be.

Between the craziness of my business and the holidays, I made some progress but I fell extremely short of finishing everything up to Precalculus before the start of 2021.

I am 44% through 7th grade.

I still have yet to finish:

  • 8th Grade
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Trigonometry
  • + Precalculus

Why did I fail?

1. Drastically underestimating the time commitment

I made my estimations based on how quickly I finished the 4th & 5th-grade curriculums. …


Image from the movie “Billy Madison”

I’m conflicted on how I should go about tracking my days for my math learning journey.

For instance, should I only count the days I’m actually studying or every day since the decision to learn?

I’m tempted to count the days since making the first post but that would mean that the days I don’t study will still count towards my “math learning days”.

I think I’ll count them separately for now since I’ll be studying around 3–4 days a week.

So officially, today is:

  • 4 days since deciding to pursue the learning.
  • 2nd official day of learning

Moving forward I will be annotating…


Photo by Antoine Dautry on Unsplash

During my trip last week to San Andres, I read, “The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness”.

There wasn’t really anything that stuck out as groundbreaking but it was an overall good reminder of what I was doing with my own life and how I was making decisions.

There was even a point where I turned to my girlfriend, Valerie, and said that I felt confirmed in the way I was living my own life since Naval is someone I look up to and someone I want to model my own life around.

Everything in the…


The one we all neglect… with ourselves.

The little voice in your head is the disguise of choice your enemy wears to draw you closer and grab your attention.

“When near, appear far.” — Sun Tzu.

You wave off the nudges and ignore the pricks, or so you think. Then all of a sudden you’re looking over the edge asking yourself how you got there with a thorn in your back, pressuring you ever so slightly, not enough to make you do it but enough to start thinking about it.

We’ve been given the most powerful tool in the universe so there are going to be problems…

Timothy Kim

Digital Marketer turned Developer. Co-Founder of TryMetric.

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