Well hello world, glad you’re here! You’ve found your way to my very own programming blog. This is a story of my journey of learning how to make computers do what I want them to. At least to a certain extent. I know just how many questions anyone with a newly found interest in programming may have on their mind. I’ll do my best to share as much of the useful information I have gathered so far.
I’ll share my thoughts about why I’m learning programming and what keeps me going. You’ll hear about my future aspirations regarding coding and computer science, too. I’ll write about tech-related topics I find interesting, channeling my own research on the subject into blog posts right here.
This post will start by answering the following questions:
- Who is this blog for?
- What’s this blog all about?
- How has my coding journey been so far?
Ok, here we go!
1: Who is this blog for?
If you’re already coding like the Yoda of developers, most of my content very handy for you might not be. However, please feel free to take a moment and let me know what you think in the comments below. I’d really appreciate your feedback and input!
During the past months I’ve read some awesome and inspiring blogs as a rookie programmer myself. Now I feel like it’s time to give something back.
Reading about other developers’ experiences has kept me motivated. It has provided me with some vital information for my learning process and also direct feedback regarding my code. Therefore, I hope I can help someone with similar questions on their mind by writing about my bumpy road of learning. Read on if you are:
- a potential future programmer thinking about starting with coding yourself
- a beginner or intermediate coder already
- my mom
- or anyone else!
I’m hoping I’ll be able to encourage at least someone to go for it and start learning. Sometimes all it takes is a little nudge that takes the form of an amateur programming blog entry.
2: What’s this blog all about?
First and foremost, this blog will serve as a learning journal for myself. I can keep better track of what I’m learning and stay more focused if I transform my thoughts into writing. I’m not saying I’m an excellent writer or anything. But perhaps this will boost my writing skills at the same time.
I’ll be posting content on several topics and programming languages along the way. Most of it will be related to web development, including:
As my skills improve, the issues covered will probably gain more depth. Perhaps I’ll also manage to answer some questions you might have if you’re a beginner coder yourself. Hopefully you’ll find some useful information, or perhaps just feel entertained by what I post.
As to my experience so far, I started coding earlier in 2016. I came across a simple problem at work. It was nothing major, really. I just needed a small adjustment in a spreadsheet that wasn’t a built-in function in the software.
So I started doing some research and found out that the problem could be solved relatively easily through coding. That’s how I started asking more and more questions. What could I could actually do and create myself if I just learned to code?
3: How has my coding journey been so far?
After quite a bit of research on where to start, I picked Python as the language to start with. It was a hasty start with an awesome book I found at a local store. I quickly developed a wide array of skills in Python. Meanwhile, Python, HTML, and CSS are all my new best buddies. I’m doing my best to get to know each of them better as we speak.
So far it’s been an amazing ride, I would never have expected the learning curve to be so steep!
What struck me the most was the speed at which I could solve more challenging problems. It was like having a conveyor belt full of new ideas and solutions. More importantly, I did all this at a ridiculously low budget.
Thus far, the only major constraint thus far seems to be time. Apparently a full-time passion and ambition for a new hobby doesn’t go too well together with a full-time job.
So to be clear, I am in no way an expert in programming. I don’t have years of solid experience with computer science and coding. I am writing this blog for fun and as a learning journal.
I’d love to hear what you think – send me a message!
Please feel free to contact me directly anytime. And share your thoughts in the comments below! I’d be delighted to know what you think and how you’re getting along with your challenges in programming. Let me know how you’ve overcome some of the (inevitable) obstacles on your way.
Throw in some ideas or wishes, or simply share your error message frustration with the world. We’ve all been there! How did you start with coding? What sorts of goals and plans did you have for the skills you wanted to acquire? How has your journey been and where has it taken you?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoy the ride! Toodles!