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Being a Programmer Also Means Being a part of a Community

karinapichardo profile image Karina Pichardo ・1 min read

One of the best things about being a developer is the fact that you aren’t alone.

There is an entire community out there willing to support you. You ask a question and quite literally within a few minutes you can receive a response. It’s really incredible and I struggle to think of another field where this scenario is the same.

However, when you’re first starting out and learning to program, asking for help can be intimidating.
Even finding the right terminology to ask questions can be overwhelming. Asking about something that to others may seem like common sense - is absolutely terrifying.

It’s scary for people to put themselves in situations that make them vulnerable. But the truth is, no one cares.
And the moment you’re able to put your fear aside, you quickly realize that other developers are more than happy to clarify things and help you out. The things you learn as a result - 100% outweigh the fear.

So, don’t be afraid to ask questions, remember - you’re a part of something much bigger.

“In a room full of the smartest people, I belong”

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