I’ve spent about a year taking online courses with Treehouse (teamtreehouse.com) in order to break into computer programming. It’s been a ride, and I’ve met a ton of interesting people along the way. I suspect that there might be a lot of people in my position, people who have realized that their retail jobs will soon become obsolete and that a functional understanding of computers and code is necessary in order to be a human in the coming years. So, I would like to share what I’ve learned (and what I’m learning) in my forays into tech in order to inspire my peers, or at least make them feel less alone.
This is pretty rudimentary, but I’m still proud of it and it was one of the first projects that I followed from inception to completion. I’ve created a lot more since this first one, but we’ll save those for future blog posts. What I’ve noticed is that when you’re starting out with programming, you will often put in a heroic amount of effort to produce something that seems, on the surface, unimpressive. However, take your victories and roll with them, because the more you do the unimpressive things the more you will learn to make stuff that is useful.