I am not a coder. However, I am familiar with a lot of the most basic concepts. My background is in the traditional GIS software/mapping industry but I have become a lot more interested in where the industry is going and I have realized I need to keep up. My issue is that the GIS community has become dominated by coding and web mapping, and this being the future, I realize I need to get good at this. They say the best way to teach yourself to code is a project, and I've got one, so here goes nothing.
Now, I assume this probably represents a fairly big undertaking given how much of a novice I am, but can someone give me a roadmap for how to figure this out? I've got the time to do it. I also realize this is likely a stupid question to those who know what they are doing - hopefully some day I'm one of them!