I have been trying to get the hang of coding since I was 12 years old. I have tried different websites and talk to different people who are good at teaching coding. Every time I attempted to code, I enjoyed the activity, but I never remembered how to do it in the long run. It was more of a game for me, rather than gaining a skill. Before I started Empowered, I thought I was going to have the same experience. I was a little scared, because I didn’t want me coding to be a waste of time.
However, I was very wrong. I am already playing with the HTML and CSS in my website away from the tutorials, and getting the results that I hoped for! I understand everything I’m doing, and I’m moving much faster than I thought I would. Even though it’s only the first week, I feel like I have gained a lot of skill when it comes to coding.
This is not to say I haven’t made mistakes. There have been times where I’ve completely messed up, and my website shows it. However, I was able to fix my mistakes, learn about the issue, and remember how to do things moving forward. Me fixing my mistakes has been the most efficient learning tool for me, and I’m glad that I made them. I hope I make more.
Moving along, I am so confident when it comes to coding! I want to make so many websites, and I am ready to implement this skill into my real-world, outside of the Empowered office. I’m ready to learn more next week.