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Nevertheless, M__ Coded in 2021!

M__
New programmer interested in web development and python as well. Aspiring to learn and be better than I started.
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My most recent achievement was:

Going back to the drawing board to relearn web development all over again because after being in a certain internship, I realized that I did not know as much as I thought and that I had a long way to go.

I'm currently going through the Odin Project Foundations course and I'm happy that I'm able to grasp the concepts a bit better than I did before. That's progress.

Advocating for myself looks like:

Being courageous enough to stand up for myself when I feel like I'm not being heard. It's very important to speak up regardless of the situation because it's worse to be silent especially when a matter affects you or others either on a personal level or not.

The truth will always win.

My biggest goal is:

Become a notable developer regardless of my gender or race or religion and stand out by my work and ensure that whatever I do is of help to anyone and everyone. Sharing knowledge is part of growth.
Have mentors and be a mentor to anyone struggling with tech in one way or another.

My advice for allies to support underrepresented folks who code is:

Never downplay or undermine any questions a new developer asks. Be willing to help because how you guide them will affect how they learn and eventually how they assist developers who come after them.
Always check up on them because some of us(like me) are introverted and might be afraid or shy to ask questions because we might be told off. Checking up on us always makes us feel like yes, someone does care and wants to see me succeed as well.

Kindness goes a long way in helping someone.

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