I am about 10 days into hacking my education. I have learned so much since starting this journey – and it’s only been a little over a week! I’m still trying to find time to balance meeting the demands of my family and learning time. If I told you there was a set time of day I am able to carve out, or that it’s easy, I would be lying. It’s hard work, as it should be.
So let me show you what I have accomplished. On the first night I wrote some sample code based on a lesson provided. I did not do this with my imagination, it was part of a lesson. The instructions were to use the HTML tags that were taught in the lesson that day. Nevertheless, it’s a start and I am proud of it.
To the left of the image is the HTML code whereby I programmed a heading and a paragraph. To the right of the image is the result.
I am very excited about learning to code. I have signed up for a 10-day boot camp (yes ladies I said boot camp and it’s not the get-you-ripped kind). The organization that offers the boot camp is called Skill Crush.
Then, the following night I accomplished all of what you see in this picture.
I learned that HTML has over 50 different tags? I’m still learning them all, but I am catching on quick. Skill Crush has also taught me the difference between the Internet and the world wide web. What a website vs. a web application is, and the type of coding languages used to program each. It’s amazing how much you can learn in 7 days and still be a stay-at-home mom that plays with kids, does some laundry, has play dates, etc. If this is something you would like to learn I encourage you to join me in hacking your education. You can give advice or ask questions below.
There has been a lot of “talk” about women in the tech world lately. Here is a quote from Sheryl Sanburg, author of Lean In. “Talking can transform minds, which can transform behaviors, which can transform institutions.” So let’s talk! After all we are the “millennials”.
Bring on the code!