With Cadejo, I’m planning to create a platform where I can teach one of the things I love the most in life: Computer Science =D. If you are interested in my personal projects, I would really appreciate it if you subscribe to Cadejo’s Youtube channel.
You can read more “official” info about Cadejo on its about page. The rest of this blog post is going to be “behind the scenes” stories about Cadejo and its launch.
Road to Cadejo – Part 1 – First Step
You have no idea how happy it makes me to finally be able to talk about Cadejo. I’ve been consistently working on it for a little over a year now, but I’ve been slowly planning/dreaming about it for about 3-6 years.
Ever since I was in high school I had the feeling that I wasn’t going to be happy in life unless I spent some of my time teaching (amongst other things.) I used to build castles in the sky for quite a while until I decided it was time to stop dreaming and start doing. But, where to start?
From Zero to Launch
I had been reading a blog called “I will teach you to be rich” (ignore the funny title; that guy is legit) by Ramit Sethi for quite a while, so when he announced a course to help people create and launch their online business…. well I didn’t buy it because I was broke at the time, but I read his material as much as I could and eventually I was able to get my hands on it.
I still remember how when I had my first software developer job (circa 2015), I used my breaks to listen to Ramit’s “Zero to Launch” course.
I really liked Ramit’s approach in the sense that he didn’t want his students to “just start publishing material and hope for the best”. He wanted us to do our research and homework beforehand. Sadly that meant my progress was slow…and I was starting to find out how much time and energy a full-time job requires.
I slowly made progress through Ramit’s course, and, inevitably, I realized I was spreading myself way too thin. Remember when I dropped iRPGs? I dropped it so I could focus more of my time and energy on Cadejo (and one more project that’s still in the works).
Around 2017, I transitioned into working as a full-time instructor. It was REALLY HARD, but I acquired a lot of skills I hope will be able to bring an extra layer of quality to my content. Having said that, it was so hard that I couldn’t make much progress on Cadejo for quite a while. I was also dealing with some personal problems at the time, so progress was very slim for a few years.
Around the time of my last post, I started to dedicate more and more time to work through Ramit’s course, and eventually, I felt comfortable enough to create my platform…
The only problem was that I…decided to code it…myself