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Discussion on: What was your first year as developer/designer like? Got any advice?

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Dillion Megida

My first year as a developer was 2017, when I was introduced to HTML and CSS.

I experienced challenges such as network, power supply and my PC battery was bad. Being consistent wasn't really easy, but what motivated me was the things I saw people creating on websites and I felt, I could do this too.

I would go around looking for power, and instead of watching movies, I'd learn and write some codes. The next day, I would continue in my pursuit for power.

Few months later I was introcued to FreeCodeCamp. I also downloaded Sololearn app.

From HTML and CSS, I went to JS.

Down the road till now, I'd say that me keeping at being a developer despite the circumstances, was really a great choice.

My advice is,
Being a developer is sometimes frustrating and discouraging especially as a beginner, but when you know what you are aiming towards, you'll surely get there.

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ndlamini

Hi Dillion, I just joined this amazing community and reading what you wrote i felt I needed to hear this words as I'm also doing my first year in software engineering. Thank you for sharing your journey, it made an impact in my lifeπŸ™Œ.

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Dillion Megida

I'm glad sharing my experience was helpful, you're welcome πŸ˜‡