Hi, Bleank here.
I’m Nigerian, 28 years old and odd (…that’s probably not uncommon around here ).
I’m a fledgling medical doctor, only three years into the profession. I love medicine but it isn’t quite the creative outlet I need.
Always wanted to learn coding and I tried doing it during med. school -it didn’t go well. Now I’m just easing into it, starting with web development which seems like the easiest place to start.
If I’m as good at it as I hope to be then I’ll go for other languages. I hope I’ll be able to use my skills to save humanity (lol).
Codecademy is quite good, it has eased me into the system and in just one week I already feel like I’m one of the cool dudes who code (even though I’m miles away from any real competency).
So far I’ve built some basic pages applying html and what I know of css. I’m still worried about the unknown though; not sure if I’d be better off reading my medical textbooks instead of “wasting my time” (yes! my mind is my nemesis. always tries to scare me); not sure how long it’s supposed to take to learn these things so it’s a bit hard to celebrate my little conquests when they could actually be comparatively poor unimpressive achievements.
Ok! I need to stop before my dark mind completely takes over. I’ll just try to have fun. Did I say Hi to everyone?