Inspired by Jennifer Dewalt, who built 180 websites in 180 days, Hatch presents a new way for adults to learn skills to create.
Jennifer Dewalt received a Bachelor in Fine Arts (2006) and then a Masters in Fine Arts (2008). 5 years later, in 2013, she decided to apply her creativity to learning how to code, building 180 websites in 180 days and documenting the whole process through a daily blog. She now runs a tech startup in Silicon Valley.
There is a tried and true path for people who want to build or aspire to build industry-level skills in web design:
Build full but small projects regularly, and make each additional project a little bit more complex than the last.
How it works:
Every day you show up at a Hatch Learning Center you will complete two requirements:
Build a website and push it live to the web.
Write a report or a blog to accompany the website.
The first day, the website built will be pretty simple:
This will be the homebase for all your projects, kind of like a Table of Contents for all the projects to come.
Every day thereafter you will:
Spend some time brainstorming on what to build next
Spend some time planning how to build it
Spend some time building it
Spend some time talking about what you did
What you learn will be based on what you want to build.
Once a week, you’ll come to a Hatch learning center and spend the day (9 am to 4 pm) building and creating new things.
The skills you develop will help you feel prepared for the economy of the next 20 years. They will inspire confidence in working with technology. They will give you security with modern day trends in the world.