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Discussion on: How did you first start out learning programming?

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Omar Lozada

I got started through university. Still going through uni didn't pave my way to being a dev.

Joined a startup had to learn a lot by existing examples -- we were both just out of college at that time.

Followed mostly YouTube videos and online tutorials.

Additionally I started attending local meetups/workshops Drupal, PHP. Which really helped me get out of my shell and ask others for help.

I'm still torn between what to tell my younger self, since right now I'm spread thin not really specializing on something specific.

  • Maybe don't stay so long at school, start joining local tech meetups early on.
  • Focus on making things work first. (Hard lesson when you're also trying to implement TDD right away)