Hello, my name is Nomad. I’m kind of interested in changing my username though because I just don’t like how it turned out, but I don’t know if that’s possible.
I am a welder, but I am trying to go back to college in the Spring to finish my Earth Science degree. In the meantime, I aim to teach myself how to code and deal with programming. It is my goal and hopes that eventually, I will know enough about programming and be efficient at it enough to freelance online so that I can always have some source of income and always be useful somewhere. Maybe be able to gather up enough money while at home to travel to other countries for exploration and odd jobs. I would like to go to Israel, French Guyana, Greece, Australia, or Japan some day.
I was never big on coding in the past, and I’m not terribly comfortable with my math skills, but I’ve gained an appreciation for it over time, and seeing how much the world is depending on and revovling around computer systems, and the fact that I hope to live a more or less nomadic lifestyle sometime (hence my username), I think that coding will be a very useful and powerful discipline to study in and a skillset that can find use in various things: From making websites for people, to programming robots and drones, to homework and game design, and possibly some things I haven’t even thought of yet. Considering how much I hop from one thing to another, it’s something that I have to try.
I chose CodeAcademy because it’s free, it seems very official and well-laid out, and although Khan Academy is great, why not learn how to code on a website dedicated to and specializing in teaching it?
Right now I am learning about functions and parameters, but it’s a bit confusing sometimes, but my head gets clouded. If anyone has note-taking advice, that’d be cool, but other than that, happy coding.