How did you guys start coding? What's your story?

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Ebrahim's photo

The journey started on November 10th, 2016 when I watched Who Am I movie I was curious about what they do with computers specifically the part when they enter some commands in the terminal and some cool stuff happens, so I didn't know what to do or how to learn those stuff I usually use my computer for gaming or watching movies, series, anime ...etc.

I made some searches read some articles watched youtube videos at that point I learned some basics about computers and programming but I loved the programming stuff.

Learning phase

I begin to learn HTML and CSS making some bad looking websites then I started to increase the challenge by learning javascript I was confused and overwhelmed by the concepts (variables, functions, arrays, for loops, ...etc) it was like a nightmare for me but day after day it makes sense.

my biggest fault was learning multiple programming languages and not making any projects or progress with one language it was a time consuming and disappointing phase but after a while, I found udemy and took some courses from it and picked a specific stack

I started to evolve with the stack I picked (MERN-stack) by making small projects and contributing to open-source projects.

and that's it (:

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Roxanne Franco's photo

self-made and self-taught developer still under construction

It's amazing to ear this, you've come a long way :) and the strange fase in the beggining where you're not sure if you're learning correctly is quite normal, i'm relieved!! Thank you for this! :)

Sandeep Panda's photo

Co-Founder, Hashnode

Hey Alfonso Interesting experience. Can you please add it as a separate comment so that more people can read it? Right now it's a reply to someone else's comment. :)

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