The first time I came in touch with programming was in school when I was 16 years old. Here we learned Pascal and later on the basic concepts of PHP.
And to be honest I was bad in programming at this time. Quite bad.
When the teacher gave tasks to us I was able to solve them theoretically in my mind but I had no idea how to tell the computer what he is supposed to do. This was quite depressing to me because I loved what I did but I was quite bad in it.
Nevertheless I made an internship in an e-commerce company one year later.
In this time I learned quite a lot about web development and the concepts of programming. Moreover, I was even much more interested in programming afterwards.
Since this time I taught a lot to myself and worked on many side projects at home what helped me a lot.
When I finished school, it was clear to me that I wanted to become a software developer. So 2 months later I started my education as software developer in a tourism company which I'll finish this month after a period of 2.5 years.
Until now I can say that around 60% of my knowledge were self-taught and 40% were taught to me by others.
In my opinion everybody can learn programming. You just have to be passionate about what you do, accept the setbacks and stay consistent.
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