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Learning to Code

January 9, 2018

​This page is slightly different than the rest of my site. This is where I have decided to share my journey to teach myself to code.

I have always had a desire to learn how to program. I took a few computer science classes in college, and I have even attempted to learn how to program apps for iOS by watching videos from Stanford University. I have a reasonable understanding of the basics, but it never went beyond that.

I want to learn to code because whenever I see computer simulations of science and data visualizations, they inspire me. I want to create my own. There is a certain creativity, beauty, and self expression in this type of programming and I want in.

I have tried many different tutorials and books but found them hard to stick with. Recently, I ran across a YouTube channel called The Coding Train and I felt that spark again. As I watch these videos, it feels more like I am watch someone problem-solve and code rather than watching someone teaching how to code. That might sound like a small difference, but I think it is the best way to learn. 

 

Time to learn to code...

 

 

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