My Tech Journey: How It Started And What I Have Learned
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In this article, I want to talk about my tech journey and what I have learned so far. Hopefully, this article will inspire others to start their journey into tech as well.
Life Before Tech
My fascination with computers started when I was a kid, as I spent much of my time gaming and playing around with Microsoft Paint. In high school, I got to work more with the Microsoft Office Tools and got to do other challenging tasks, like creating a database application for a soccer league using Microsoft Access.
I. however, did not consider getting into the tech industry at the time, as I thought that my fascination with tech was just a mere hobby.
The Turning Point
And just like before, I considered my fascination with web development a newfound hobby. I, after a short while, forwent programming, got into the business world, and pursued a course in Procurement and Logistics.
However, in 2020, I decided to rekindle my romance with programming and enrolled in an MIT course at eMobilis Mobile Technology Institute. I was introduced to other languages like PHP and the Bootstrap framework and got to work a little with Android Development using Kotlin. I also got to work on a couple of projects on these languages.
What I Have Learned So Far
My journey thus far has been filled with achievements and failures from which I have compiled a few takeaways. These include:
Start now. There is never a better time to start venturing into tech than now. And if it may be hard to start programming, just consider where you would like to be 10 years from now.
Don't compare yourself to others. I have fallen prey to comparing my journey and progress to others quite a number of times, which has led me to feel quite demotivated. Choose instead to keep on challenging yourself and learning. Remember, you are not in a race.
Be consistent. Discipline and consistency is key to getting better at programming. Set aside time for learning every single day and stick to it, even if it be for 30 minutes. And if you would like to challenge yourself, you could participate in the #100DaysOfCode
There's still so much I need to learn and do, and more so seek to grow in my web development journey. I am, however, quite hopeful that with hard work and dedication, I will be able to achieve my goals.