In my previous post I gave your guys a very high level description of what Digital Nomad actually was so it has been 2 weeks since I started on this journey and I would like to share and document my experiences so far.
So I did a lot of research and wanted to get into something which was high in demand in the online/remote community, I know that web development is one such topics and there are a lot of companies trying to hire people who are good at web development. During my research I also learnt that HTML and CSS are languages that are particularly handy if you are trying to go the DM (Digital Nomad) way. There are a lot of languages out there like PHP,.NET, Ruby on rails etc that one can learn.
However I chose Java! It’s intimidating to think that I can learn Java after so many years of non development experience, but I don’t give up easy. Let me give you’re a little background on what technologies I am really comfortable with, I am really good at Oracle Databases , I have designed websites before , I am rusty with my C and C++ skills.
I think anybody can learn anything they want if they are persistent enough, I do not agree with folks who say you need to have a technical education to learn something technical, if you are willing to learn it, put in the hard work anything is achievable!
I plan on first learning the basics of Java then proceed to learn a framework. I am absolutely way beyond my depth, to be honest I am very anxious and excited, I would like to pursue the digital nomad lifestyle and these are just the baby steps towards that dream.
So for learning basics I have enrolled into a website caveofprograming.com and there are pre recorded videos which I watch to learn. So far I have completed about 30% , so I would say a little bit of basics is covered. And before I precede any further. In any skill if your basics are good your command over the rest of skills would be much easier.
But so far I have had problems installing the JRE ,JDK and Eclipse on my machine, so I am currently working to get that fixed.
Java so far seems simple enough, it’s a lot simpler than I expected, I am doing some research on what the job opportunities are like for Java developers and what are the skills they would be expecting from a newbie like me.
This has been the past 2 week’s journey so far with trying to become a digital nomad it may not seem like much but believe me I have putting in at least 2-3 hours a day in learning and I have come a few steps closer, I wish to record often about the journey so that I can keep you guys posted.
Until next time Dream Big!!