Challenge, Code, Data

Challenge #100DaysOfCode Restart

This challenge is the first and best known challenge in the #100DaysOf… series. It is created by Alexander Kallaway from ‘Do The Opposite‘ around 4 years ago. And it is the most popular challenge. It even has it’s own retweet bot and several social media groups among different platforms. Because of the success of this challenge, the #100DaysOfX was created 3 years ago.

A Restart for some Reasons

This summer I started with the idea to perform this challenge. In the middle of my four-week-lasting exam weeks. I created the format for my three challenges but I did not really prepare it. I did not plan the content of the subjects nor the time frame in full. And meanwhile I had exams and began to feel exhausted of the biggest stressful year of study.

So after a short while I ran into some challenges and major milestones that had and have a higher priority in life and are also fun!. You can read this in full in my The Seasonal Column named ‘Summer Summary and Fall Preview’.

But to give you an idea of it: I explained the need for a proper break during summer to clear my head from a extremely busy stressful year of studying. I wrote about my journey for a nice job and I was also moving from Rotterdam to ‘s-Hertogenbosch with all the can-you-imagine house projects that are continuous for now. Such as buying a fridge and nowadays a Christmas Tree. So yeah, that’s life. And stay in the same rhythm for completing challenges of #100DaysX is a already a planning challenge haha. But that makes it fun and these are lessons for life as well.

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The Restart

After ‘My November Birthday Weekend!‘ and last weekend’s digital family event, I restart today the 7th of December 2020 the #100DaysOfCode challenge!

Next to this challenge I am also participating in the #100DaysOfReading challenge on my other blog (Redesign and Introduction Sophie’s Tech).

My #100DaysOfCode challenge

The hashtag #100daysOfCode is a challenge to write code for at least an hour for 100 days. That is more than three months code, code, code and code. I chose this challenge to do during summer to gain more experience and build a portfolio that reflects different parts and a wide range of my programming skills.

Because that’s what the future job will ask: “What and where is your portfolio?”.

/* Hello World! in C# */
Console.WriteLine("Hello World!");

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The goal of this challenge for me is to write code for at least one hour every day. And every five days I write a blog post about the progress and the related topic(s) divided into bite sized blog posts.

How does it work?

If you would like, you can follow my Goodreads @sophievda and/or Twitter @sophiesvdablog to see my updates about the #100DaysOfCode challenge. I chose to share my progress there and the results of every topic will be found here on the blog in those bite sized blog posts. This challenge is part of the #100DaysOfX Challenges and this challenge can be an example to change your life by improving your habit in (self)learning something related to a study.

It is preferable that you have a platform where you can share your progress. The official #100DaysofCode has created a Twitter bot that retweets all tweets containing its hashtag. So having a Twitter account and sharing daily your progress in the challenge is the easiest way. More info can be found at the official website:

If you would like, you can follow my twitter @sophiestech to see my updates about the code challenge. And besides Twitter I chose to also share my experience a bit more elaborated in bite sized blog posts.

You can join too!

Just retweet the tweet below and let me know when you joined this unique challenge too!

I’m publicly committing to the 100DaysOfCode Challenge starting today! Learn More and Join me! #100DaysOfCode

Besides Twitter and this blog, there is also my other blog ‘Sophie’s Blog‘ where I will write about the #100DaysOfReading challenge. And share the reviews of the books and sources I have read for the #100DaysOfCode and the #100DaysOfData challenge.

Three Challenges

To summarise it all: Yes I am attending three challenges at the same time, for the same duration, with the same sharing goal: Gaining knowledge to practice, to build a portfolio to show and to write to explain what’s been built and learnt.

The overview:

#01 Challenge


Main socials:

Extra socials:

  • Instagram
  • CodePen
  • GitHub
  • Portfolio website

#02 Challenge


Main socials:

Extra socials:

  • Instagram
  • Dribbble
  • Behance

#03 Challenge


Main socials:

Extra socials:

  • Instagram
  • Goodreads
  • YouTube

The socials of Sophie’s Blog

The socials of Sophie’s Tech

Ask the Reader:

What are your challenges?
This is a broad question: also 100DaysOfX or a challenge in life?
I would love to hear about your story in the comments!

Have a nice day!

Loves from Sophie

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