Hello everyone, I’m Njabulo from South Africa. 35 years old working as a Film Production Assistant in Cape Town. I’m learning web development with the aim of looking to move into tech as a front-end developer.
South Africa has been in various stages of the lockdown since late March, and during this time I’ve had a lot of time to think about my long-term goals and where i’d want to be five - ten years from now.
During this time I didn’t really think I had what it took to learn code because I assumed that you need to be sharp mathematically, while at the same time I didn’t know which language to start with.
I started mid-April just casual reading and watching YouTube videos about others who started learning code later became developers. I was so inspired watching others talk about how they taught themselves how to code using mostly freely-available resources online. Eventually I took the plunge and in May started learning the fundamentals of programming eg. classes, methods,OOP, conditionals, booleans etc using Java.
I’m starting with front-end technologies now, Html and CSS, and right now I’m at that stage where I don’t know how well I know what I’ve learned. That’s why The Odin project makes sense to me as it gives me a structured approach to learning what I need to know.
Anyway I wanted to introduce myself and expect more updates from me in the coming months