It’s a Saturday, a sunny Saturday morning. What do I usually do on a Saturday after a long week at work? Well I usually lie in, that’s for sure! Perhaps… get out of bed before 12pm depending on how many G&T’s were consumed the night before. The past few weeks in fact I have been at the park drinking “tini’s” in the sun with friends (insert soft indie music) Anyway, I enjoy Saturdays! We all do, right?
So why did I give up the picturesque British Saturday in the sun to chill with a group of super cool, intelligent, autonomous women who code?! (Silly question). Who wouldn’t want to mix it up a little and unite with fellow inspirational women, who essentially have given up their Saturday to do exactly the same thing? ? #mutualinterest #womenintech #nodegirls #iloveahashtag
Well, NO! I want to understand. I really do! A new conversation sparks a new question in my tech jargon saturated brain:
– Why do you really want to learn this new framework over the others?
– What the heck is a function?
– How have you made something so beautiful out of a “code”? Whaaattt?! (Mind Blown!!)
So here we are, this is Mariam who was sitting beside me.
Investing in her career as she prepared to commence a software developer internship this week. YOU GO GIRL!
That’s me, obviously posing for an Instagram worthy, still life shot.
Instantly regretting the lack of frizz-ease I applied in the AM.
“Strings, Booleans, integers, variables, functions, if/else statements, For Loops, arrays” WHAT IS GOING ON??
(Well, you’ve got to have a bit of a laugh with it when you’re learning)
The next part really blew my mind… watch this:
Whaatttttt?! How did that just equal a string? (Mind Blown!!)
I had fun with it at each stage and as I got more and more confident, I then began to type console.log(“insert message”) ; without even thinking. Variables were my favourite. I had A LOT of fun with this. But life got a bit more complicated when it came to the If/else statements. If anyone is kind enough to elaborate again for me, the reason for these statements, please do so in the comments….
I so desperately want to understand where this fits in in the “real world” of development. I know I will pick it up with practice
I’ve shared with you my first experience of coding…
How was your first experience? Where did you learn to Code? How has your journey been so far?
Was your mind as blown away as mine?