My First Year Coding Story
My Coding Story.
I call myself Kolade Chris Ksound. I'm a Blackman, an African, a Nigerian channeling his smartness to the right course, a son, brother, and web developer.
My coding story is still piling up, but I would like to tell you a little about it. It’s been a year since I've been learning to code on my own. I have no CS degree as some may guess. After I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Biology in 2018, I started feeling something was not right. The confidence I used to have that I would excel in the fields my course of study entails (Environment and Biology) suddenly faded away. There was a solution I had in mind – learn a skill. And then I remembered I once told myself I would learn how to make a website the first time I saw a web page in my life back in 2006 or 2007. I had tried to learn in 2012 when I had every access to a home laptop computer but didn't do anything meaningful to get started. I fired myself into action immediately after graduating by registering for a free HTML and CSS Course with IBM. According to their stories, the organizers were IBM workers who never had CS degrees but learned to code and made a bot for the company. I was wowed! But guess what, I never visited that website again until last year.
I’m not where I want to be yet, I’m not making money the way I want yet, and I’m not imparting lives the way I want yet, but I’ll be there one day.