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Hello DEV world!👋🏾
My name is Maeling and I'm currently a work-at-home and homeschooling mom with a background in Materials Science & Engineering...
that decided that 2020 is the year I officially begin my self-directed journey to becoming a software engineer!!
My introduction to coding was in a highschool computer class (back in 2002) and I was amazed to see how a few lines of code could bring my very own personal web page to life! Fast forward many years, and I'm starting various blogs while picking up various HTML and CSS tidbits along the way.
Then this past December, I hear of a community called Career Karma, that was created to help people learn about how to pursue a career in tech. I participated in their #21daycKChallenge that allowed me to network with people with varying levels of experience and exposed me to free learning resources so I could get started right away. They also provided information about different coding bootcamp programs as a potential path for entering the tech workforce. I ended up going through the application process for 2 coding bootcamps that had online part-time programs and was accepted, but I ultimately decided to go with the self-directed learning route as it was the best fit for me, giving me the flexibility that I need right now.
My Current Online Courses:
- CS50 - Introduction to Computer Science (CS)
I also started the #100daysofcode challenge at the beginning of this year which has really helped me be consistent with my coding routine and has been connecting me with fellow #CodeNewbies and encouragement from those further along in their journeys!
Because I feel like I come across a cool new book/forum/tutorial/course/etc. every 10 seconds (but seriously! 😂), I decided to create a Learning Path Log on GitHub (I just learned how to use Git in the terminal this week!!) that keeps track of my learning activities and resources during this journey.
I'll be updating it very frequently, so feel free to check it out to see what I'm up to in my journey!
I couldn't end this post without saying thank you to the DEV team and everyone who contributes to this platform! It has been such an amazing resource to me already and boasts a very encouraging atmosphere for all of continuous learners! I look forward to engaging more with this supportive community!