I have been asked this question by many people. So finally decided to write a post about it :p
When I was in first year of my engineering, I used to see lot of boys who used to code up cool stuffs. Some people even had their own startups. Well, at first didn't used to pay attention to what they did, but as you know you can't resist good things for a longer time.
I started learning C, C++ after that because I came from a non-CS background before engineering and I didn't even know the basics. After 2nd year, I did internship in image processing using python and OpenCV. That's when I really entered the tech world because my internship made me keen to explore various python libraries . Just imagine creating 100s of filters for a pic, extracting page numbers from a pic of 2 pages, identifying objects, tracking particular objects in video, making small games, creating your own mini paint application, writing scripts to automate the process of downloading youtube videos at night when u no longer use the mobile data, to automate the process of changing wallpapers daily on your desktop, playing with the text to speech conversion scripts ,so on… The list is never ending.
And guess who did all that ?
Seeing the things which you have created gives you high level of satisfaction. It's not that easy to code because you will get stuck in errors many times but you just need to be consistent and google enough until you can solve the error:p Thus this teaches you to be patient enough. Once you have learnt the basics, you always feel motivated to learn more and explore on your own.You can always feel the high level of satisfaction and happiness at the end of the day after a fruitful day of coding. And that's the best thing you can ever feel . And yes, it adds a lot to your resume.
So the change in my life is that I have started living a happy life compared to the normal boring life before. The friend circle which I have developed has also changed .They motivate me to learn more and more. I feel confident enough to solve problems on my own without getting stresssed. So if you needed a sign to get out of normal life and start coding…THIS IS IT.
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