For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a technical person. My interest in coding dates back to high school. From the time I took my first computer science class, I was hooked. I still remember the joy I felt seeing my work come to life. It actually worked! Then taking a couple more classes in college, solidified my interest. But somewhere along the way, life interfered and my love for coding fell by the wayside. There I was, stuck in the business world with coding in my rearview.
Fast forward to 2015, my interest in coding was reignited. As my work took me deeper and deeper into systems related issues, I thought, this would be a lot easier if I knew how to code. I joined a few meetup groups and took a couple classes. Again I felt that joy I had once felt – seeing my code come to life. Seeing my webpages come to life gave me a great sense of accomplishment. I began to research coding camps and found Talent Tech South. Boy, am I glad I did. I attended a Meetup event to get a better feel for how I would like the classes and instructors. My first event was fun! I got to meet others like myself, others who were learning to code. Soon after, I was submitting my application for the part time program.
The small class size is a huge benefit. Our instructors are patient and we really get to learn a lot. We have a great foundation to build on. Each class we leave with practice that will translate into building our portfolio. Each class, I have that gleam in my eye. A gleam that comes from doing something you enjoy and seeing it work. It’s such a feeling of accomplishment when I am able to fix errors when they arise in my application. I have my experience at Tech Talent South to thank for this. They make learning to code fun. I look forward to continuing to learn how to code with the foundation I have gained from the program. It’s not easy, apps don’t always work, but we are always encouraged to keep learning.
Steve Jobs said over 20 years ago, everyone should learn to code. I believe this is true. And thanks to the program at Tech Talent South, I am.