|A fitting continuum. Noob on the left.|
Feel free to follow along, but this is mostly an indicator for myself. Here is a chart of where I stand:
There are a couple of reasons why I like this chart. It shows me where my skills/knowledge/experience gaps are, thus providing an unsorted map of specific things I should try to dive into. It's also a way to periodically check my own progress. Perhaps I'll make it a habit to re-evaluate using this rubric every month or two. Further, I think it's a great visual way to address the fact that I don't have a related degree to a potential employer. I can't wait to fill this thing up... it's like a real-life video game!
On that note, I found this awesome blog post about Levelling Up As A Developer.
But, I'm getting ahead of myself. It's time to hit the e-books.