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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Adventures in yoga and Github

Yesterday I started my journey from dabbling in code and building websites on Squarespace to becoming a Web Developer. I enrolled in the Web Development course at Seattle U.

This means in one year, Jan 2016, I will be proficient in HTML5, CSS, Java and will be able to create and maintain websites for a living.

Developers are in demand. Female developers are in higher demand. I am excited to begin this journey to share with you and inspire other women to enter the field of technology.

Oh yeah, In addition to learning code, I plan to take 4-5 Bikram classes per week, plus 2 advanced.

Here's a summary of what I have learned so far:

  1. There are other browsers than Chrome, Firefox, Safari. They are Tor, Opera, Maxthon, and Lynx. It has been fun to compare and contrast to my current favorite browser (Chrome). I encourage you to try it!
  2. The contrast between my first college experience in the mid 90's to this one almost 20 years laster is mind blowing. Gone are wasting countless hours in the library digging through card catalogues and microfiche and making photocopies. The quick access to accurate, meaningful data means less wasted time and more efficient learning. 
  3. I have created a GitHub account! This is where people collaborate online with code and save their work ( like a backup or time machine  for code)
  4. I have a lot of work in front of me. If I can do this, anyone can.
  5. I am having some strong Bikram classes. I did advanced on Sunday and was able to do postures I haven't done in a while ( lotus, peacock, crow ( for about 1 second) handstands. Looking forward to the challenges of 2015.
  6. Opera Browser Homepage
  7. Maxthon Browser Homepage