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.
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