Hello World! (sick of seeing that one yet?)
I have always shown interest in coding, and creating things online, but since my college semester started this year I dove in head first.
- What text editor do you use? Which would you recommend and why?
- Are you a Website Developer? What projects would you recommend for a new portfolio from scratch? *If you were freelancing for clients, would you use code or would you use a website builder to create it?
- Want a new friend? I need new friends with similar interests in Tech in general.
- You will NOT learn anything by just reading information on programming. You have to DO projects to grasp it. So why are there not more FREE walkthroughs for projects?
- Python is NOT the easiest language, I picked up intermediate C# well before I knew how to write a beginner Python code on my own. Don't listen to the people that say Python is the easiest coding language. They are lying.
So I'd like to start out by saying, journaling, documenting, and recording has always been a way for me to destress, and process things. Normally I would create a bullet journal entry from scratch, but since I spend 18 out of 24 hours this seemed to be a more realistic approach.
I started tinkering with coding 2 years ago. I would create a customized page, automation, or random calculator here and there. I would be fascinated by creating a website, designing a website, data analytics, python, c#, and before you know it I had over 50+ abandoned repositories on my github. I would start with full intention of self-teaching ONE thing then end up so overwhelmed with so many chrome tabs open they were no longer all in my viewport. Does this happen to anyone else? (Any suggestions on a way to organize my chaotic tabs)
I made the decision I was fed up working in the Food/Beverage - Customer Service industry and wanted to do something I really enjoyed. I figured a lot of it out on my own, taught myself some really cool things, but wanted to go back to school to earn a degree. So I did just that. I started out as a Business Management major, but ended up settling in Computer Programming, Coding Technology, Data Analytics, and minoring and Business Management.
I was looking online at UpWork and other freelance pages, and the things people are selling in the WebDev, Content Creation, Design categories are all things I taught myself to do years ago. So that made me think MARI what the heck are you doing??? You could be doing that, why aren't you? Well, I don't have a portfolio. So okay, make a portfolio then? Well I have so many different projects I think would be cool to put, I can't start on one. I start designing one, end up making another, then another, then another and before you know it, I'm online posting to dev.to instead of creating a portfolio.
Honestly I'm not sure why I posted this, but I really wanted to keep the documentation for myself, as well as if anyone happens upon it, decides to read and wants to offer advice, a laugh, or whatever then amazing. I would love that.