2020 Update: I’m at Microsoft.
Hey, everyone, welcome to my blog. Here details my entire coding journey since December 2015 (2nd to final college semester) when I finally decided to undertake this momentous task. There have been many ups and downs. I’ve had so many moments when I felt like giving up, like what am I actually trying to achieve really? But then I look back at my older posts and realize that I’ve truly come a long way. This blog is my therapy. That’s why it can be so whiny at times. Learning to code is SO hard. It’s still hard 3+ years later. I still feel like I don’t know what i’m doing, like the learning will never end, like i’ll never really “arrive”. Mostly, what keeps me going are the little goals I set for myself. Really if it weren’t for these, I really don’t know where I’d be. I began learning how to code because I wanted to be a “hacker”. After a Google search, I discovered that I needed to learn programming and then somewhere along the way I got it into my head that “hey, I could get paid for this”. Those darn “get a programming job in 3 months”, “tech shortage”, etc articles, got it into my head that a Codecademy course and a tic tac toe game would make me employable. I was pretty naive and I still don’t know what I’m doing. I just don’t know what else to do. Welcome.
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Dec 2015, about me:
Okay, so I am creating this page because I would like to document my progress online for learning computer programming. I am in my senior year of college and am very interested in become a developer. I am not at all a Computer Science major however I do believe that with hard work I can learn and hopefully make a name for myself in the computer industry. Currently my coding experience is with the Python course on codeacadmy and I have only reached 55%. My goal is to be programming in python before my final semester of college and to also have my own projects. Peace!