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My First Blog - Exploring Open Source!

Hi, I'm Mizuho Okimoto!

I'm a junior programmer, and student in my 5th semester, at Seneca College in Toronto, Canada. One of my current courses, Open Source Development(OSD600), gave me a great opportunity to write blogs here.

First of all, let me introduce myself!
Before I came to Toronto, I lived in Japan. I worked as a human resource consultant, where my role included providing websites and human resource management systems and collecting and analyzing data. At the time I wished I could build websites and software myself for my clients, to improve their business issues.
After my one-year Canadian visa expired, I was going to go back to Japan, but I have decided to make a change and achieve my wish.

I chose the OSD600 course as one of my optional courses because when I attended a career session to find my Co-op job, all of the Seneca students who worked for the company recommended us to take the course by David Humphrey. After I watched his first lecture video on YouTube, I was fascinated by the course concepts.
He said we have to write a bunch of code, and it's challenging, so I'm still worried if I can do it. However, I thought if I didn't challenge myself during school, there was no way to improve my skills.

This term, my accomplishment is to get a Co-op job from January as a web developer and be involved the Open Source community through this course to expand my programming knowledge. I haven't made up my mind about what kind of project I want to work on yet, but I would like to find something specifically with JavaScript.

As part of the tasks I forked the following Open Source repository on GitHub.
30 Seconds of Code: https://github.com/MizuhoOkimoto/30-seconds-of-code
It's an open source JavaScript snippet that you can understand in 30 seconds or less. It's more like documentation, not a project, but I thought it was an interesting concept and very useful.

Finally, I'm working on creating my portfolio which is approximately 3/4 complete. Please take a look :D
-> https://www.okimotomizuho.com/

Thank you for reading my first blog. See you soon!

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Khang

Hello Mizuho-san, welcome! Nice to see another woman interested in tech :)
The portfolio looks nice, although a lot of improvements need to be worked on, it's still much better than some of my first attempts.
Wish you all the best in the tough journey ahead 💪

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MizuhoOkimoto Author

Hi Khang-san! Thank you for your comment on my first blog! The tech field is harder than I expected but also very interesting! I need to work on my portfolio more and more, but I will try to complete it soon (*^^)v Thank you again!

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Hasib Al Rashid

Bravo mate. Comparatively a good blog for your first writing ngl.

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MizuhoOkimoto Author

Hello Hasib! Thank you for saying so😀 I will try to post more about open source!

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Hasib Al Rashid

I personally suck at blog writing. Never even got the courage to write one. So yea you got the higher ground 😶

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shapa

🦆

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Poker9x

Tet

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aly quey

🐤😀