I have studied and currently work in Marketing*, with around 5 years of experience. I would like to begin sharing my journey through the coding world. I have chosen Python as my language to explore, to start. I began last fall by completing three free online courses on Coursera – taught by an amazing professor, Dr. Charles Severance from the University of Michigan. Check ’em out if you want an epic introduction to Python and coding in general.
I previously had a little bit of HTML experience – nothing else – so I am very new to coding and enjoying learning a little more every day. I’m going to post my trials, problems, and things I figure out along the way and anything else I find interesting.
Why do I want to learn to program?
- Rapidly growing segments of our lives rely on computers and similar technologies. It seems unwise to remain ignorant of their internal processes.
- Web apps are cool, useful and make our lives better. I’d like to build them.
- To strengthen myself professionally.
- To CREATE – coding is actually a very great creative outlet.
It’s a language that emphasizes readability, is very versatile and has a great community of users to help you solve problems. It can be used for everything from the front end – functionality, user interface, etc. to the back end – data storage, server use, etc.
My goal is to get better every day, and eventually build some cool shit.
Thank you for reading,
*At the time I wrote this, I worked in a non-techincal marketing role. I’ve since moved into a role where I use Python nearly every day. If you’re wondering how, I use Pandas, Requests and Excel a lot at my current gig.