Sneak Peek

I created a website, yeah!

I created a website, yeah!

These past two weeks I have dedicated some of my free time (at night, after the kids are asleep) to learning HTML and CSS. This is something that I have been really wanting to do for the past two years, but now seemed like the right time to learn it in earnest and create something to show for my progress.

The above is my first attempt at creating a portfolio-type website (it’ll be live soon!). You do not know how proud I am of this very humble first attempt. It took me at least week to get everything to work as I wanted. 

If you didn’t know, this past week was Computer Science Education Week. I am no Computer Scientist (I double majored in International Relations and Spanish Lit. with a super useful certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, woot woot!) but I do believe we can all benefit from learning technical “developer” skills, because almost every industry, every field, is impacted by the progress of web technology.

I have received a lot of positive encouragement by actual programmers in our community and by friends and family as well. There are also hundreds of resources out there to learn basic and more advanced programming. I have also found Codecademy and Skillcrush particularly useful.

I know this may not amount to much now and there is still so much more I have to learn, but can you imagine five to ten years down the road what I’ll be able to create?  Not to mention when I start learning other programming languages like JavaScript, Ruby, PHP and Python. Pretty soon I’ll be able to speak in tongues. But for now I’m pretty happy with my simple website, because two weeks ago I wouldn’t have know what a div tag was or how to use it to save my life. I’m not sure where this will take me, but it excites me that I’ll always be learning.

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Elsie Puig

Elsie Puig

Hello! My name is Elsie and I am a Marketing Specialist for Addisolv, LLC of Richland, WA. I also write for The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business where I get to tell locals about cool businesses and entrepreneurs in the Tri-Cities and the exciting things they're doing.I moved to the Tri-Cities in the Fall of 2010 from Miami, Fl. Ever since I got here, I wondered what a recently graduated Cuban-American would do in the Tri-Cities. Then I got on Twitter and the rest is history.I am also a mom of two and wife to the man that dragged me here in the first place.The world is full of interesting people with stories that need to be told. I am a life-long student.

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