How I started my Developer journey
Taking the first step towards growth is always difficult. Isn't it?
Many thoughts occupy you as you start. Same happened with me.
When I started last year September I had no idea will I be able to carry it or not. And you see here I am. It's been more than 8 months since I started my coding journey.
Almost wasted my first year of engineering writing assignments, preparing for exams and spending time in classroom listening to boring lectures and I guess that's what we're being taught since the beginning . Be a good scorer in your schools/colleges.
Nobody taught us that practical life starts outside the classroom. Every student doesn't need to be a high scorer in exams . It's okay to be an average scorer . It's okay to be different from others. Nobody taught us the real values.
I remember around March I came back to home during semester break. Few days later only the lockdown was imposed and we were all locked in our homes.
One day, my cousin brother had a casual conversation with me about programming related stuffs and that kind of evoked interest in me.
As I was lacking the right direction he came up with a roadmap and I started learning HTML. Within 10 days I was making simple projects in HTML.
The next step was CSS .To be honest CSS troubled me a lot and still it does sometime. But now I'm pretty used to it.
It took me more than a month to learn CSS.
Now I was all excited to make amazing projects and share it with my friends. I showed one of the projects I made to my brother and his immediate response was - Why don't you apply for an internship?
I wasn't confident enough to give it a try but he motivated me and I applied.
My application was being approved and I was all set to start working. I did a six month internship there. Got to learn a lot from the experienced developers.
Later on I was being proposed to continue as a full time employee but I analyzed there was so much more for me to learn.
I joined twitter in January,2021 but I've been active there for 3 months now. Took #100daysofcode challenge at the end of March. This challenge made me consistent and I recommend everyone to try that once.
I was never this much consistent before. This took a lot of hardwork for me to be here and when I look back to where I was last year it make me applaud my decision of learning Web development.
Along with learning I used to share my daily progress on Twitter and used to receive good/bad feedbacks there. It has been a remarkable journey till here and I'm looking forward to more good tides.
Tech Twitter is a goldmine of value and if you're dedicated enough to learn you'll find plenty of resources, amazing tips from developers around the world.
I never hesitated asking questions and I will say you shouldn't as well. If you don't know something ask it .
There is 80% possibility someone will help you.
Few things that'll help you in your coding journey :
1- Learn the basics properly
2- Code daily
3- Take frequent breaks
4- Practice more and more
5- Build Projects
6- Learn one thing at a time.
Everything will make sense with time. Just don't give up. 💪
I share Web Development related resources and tips on Twitter on a regular basis. If you want to be a part of my journey you can find me on Twitter.