London study group - introduce yourself!

London study group - introduce yourself!
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Hi everyone.

My name is Kanjoo and I live in Brighton. I started my coding journey at the end of 2017 with Codebar attending on-and-off until late last year. There I had my first real experience with coding:blush: This year, I decided to learn by building my own projects as well as the ones on freeCodeCamp. And I also committed to code/ learn everyday and so far I have managed to stick to it. Currently, I am working through fCC JS lesson.

I also find tech podcasts very useful to remain motivated. And I am on Github but I am afraid that my page is a bit dry.

My next step is to to pair program with someone here in Brighton or remotely.

Thanks,

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Hi Kanjoo!

That’s great, good job on sticking with it. Hope to see you at a meetup sometime, but if London’s too far to travel then maybe consider setting up a freeCodeCamp group in Brighton if there isn’t already one!

Matt

Hello everyone!

My name is Lubo, originally from Slovakia, but have been living in London for past 10 years. ( time flies… ) My first coding experience was at high school (not counting MS DOS on Compaq 386 as a little kid), where we have learned basic HTML and CSS, but never got a chance to come back to it as my first jobs in London got me into retail / management until now.

At the moment I am working on Colt Steele’s Bootcamp course, #100DaysOfCode and Javascript curriculum on FCC simultaneously. As most of the guys in the community, I am planning to become a full time front-end developer for starters, but still far from ready… I have just registered to the Slack group and would love to go to the meetup, but would have to finish early at work to make it, so probably will see you guys in June! :slightly_smiling_face: If anyone wants to connect via Twitter , CodePen or GitHub feel free, will do my best to help!

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Hi Lubo, welcome! Sounds like you’re doing really well.

Just to note if it’s not clear, it’s perfectly fine to turn up late to the meetup, we won’t judge you :wink: Hope to meet you soon.

Hello everyone,

Born and raised in Austin, I’m a Senior Computer Science student at The University of Texas at Arlington.

During my studies, I have developed many programs, such as a Connect 4 game in Java implementing an AI opponent, an algorithm in C for finding optimal routes between cities using heuristics, and an HTTP server in Java.

I am the Founder of a personal finance website. Additionally, I have been a member of The Alpha Tau Omega - America’s Leadership Development Fraternity at UT Arlington for 4 years.

I hope to use my programming skills to work on more advanced and cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence and Information Security technologies.

Jacob

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Hi, my name is Mahesh. When I started this course, I knew very little about HTML and CSS.
Even less about Javascript.
In initial enthusiasm, I completed Front end Certification. I wrote about my journey Here. (Wow, that was nearly 3 years ago. Since then, I have been struggling to find way forward, meandering between Data Visualization and back-end.
I have spent last 12 months doing other things. As I am unable to multitask, FCC has been on back burner.
Recently, I spent time learning PHP by writing a Wordpress Plugin. Normal coder would have done this in couple of weks. It has taken me months & months.
Couple of days ago, I mentioned to one of my twin sons that, having completed this Plugin, I think I understand Functions and OOP.
He said " Not really. You are using functions as subroutines!!".

So I think I eed to get back to Javascript and start doing those challenges.
My problem is my brain still recides in the last century.
Ohh, and talking about last century, I thought I would share a little snapshot about life in last century.

Warning: this is not about coding!

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Great to hear from you again Mahesh! I can’t believe it’s been so long since I read your article either - I still recommend it to anyone who thinks it might be too late to learn to code, or in fact to learn any new skill.

I’d be interested to understand what your son means. I suspect it may just be a difference of semantics, but let’s chat about it tomorrow if you’re at the meetup!

And that’s another amazing story, thanks for sharing! (The link at the bottom - You can read about the case and judgement here. seems to be broken though, perhaps you could ask the Rights Info admins to fix it?)

Thanks Matt. Yes, it has been a long time.
You are right about the link. It’s Runnymead Trust site and they seem to have removed the histories section. I will see if I can find the content elsewhere. If I do,I will post here.
Look forward to seing you tomorrow.

Edit:
Found copy of the text for the Judgement. I have posted it on my Drive
I’ll alert Rights Info admins. Thanks Matt

Hi All,

I am Alice. I moved to London from Taiwan years ago. I decided to be a developer and have been dedicated to learn HTML/CSS/JS since November of 2017. I completed a couple to FCC’s projects as practice and displaying the result on my portfolio to show what I am able to do. I started to look for a front-end developer position from November of 2918 and after around 6 months I finally got my first front-end developer job!!! Precisely, I just got my offer letter yesterday!!! I am excited and nervous!!!

In addition to utilizing my programming skill in job, I also want to contribute it to non-profit organizations whose core values are also important to me. Welcome to reach out if you know some non-profit which might need help!!

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Thanks for sharing Alice, congrats once again!

Hi :slight_smile:
I am Marina, originally from Bulgaria but have been calling London “home” for the past 10 years. I started learning HTML/CSS at the end of 2017, because I decided I wanted to change career. Having so many different sources to learn from got me a bit confused, so I started looking for a place with more structured teaching and found a charity organisation called ELATT (East London Advanced Technology Training), where I enrolled in their Web Design and Development Course. I completed level 2 in April, which covered HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP and SQL. I am now looking for a front-end junior web developer, but from the looks of it, I might be getting a bit ahead of myself. :sweat_smile:
I decided to join FCC to potentially meet up with like minded people, hear about other peoples’ journeys and get some advice on.

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Hi Marina, that’s great, hope to see you at a meetup soon!

Hi Everyone!

I’m Mike, I dabbled in a bit of C# as part of a game design Uni course that I didn’t end up sticking with (young Mike was a bit of a party animal). Now 9 years down the line I’m starting again from the ground up on FCC with a view to switching careers, currently working my way through the Responsive Web Design module (so a long way to go!)

It’s not easy to fit learning in around my day job working in a school office, but I do get all the holidays off which is a massive advantage, hoping to get a fair bit done over the coming summer break!

I’m enjoying it all so far, and the community here on the forums seems really supportive and helpful, so hopefully I’ll be able to stick it out this time.

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Hi Mike, good luck on the second attempt! We have a meetup on Tuesday if you can make it, so hopefully see you there :slight_smile:

Very good morning to all.

A couple of years ago I graduated from university, computer science, however, I haven’t worked in the field since, this due to personal reasons.
I recently discovered this amazing website after watching a video on the YouTube channel.
For now, I’m interested in learning first FrontEnd development and then move along accordingly. For now, I am working part-time so I have plenty of time to study, even though we’re in summer.

So far my curriculum progress is at ‘Applied Visual Design’.

Anyway, if anyone wants to team up and study together, motivates each other and help each other in this journey, send me a private message and we will take from there.

Have a nice weekend everyone.

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Hi Eos, welcome and good luck! Hope you can join us at a meetup soon. And if you’re looking to set up a smaller study group, consider posting in the #study-groups channel of our Slack group!

Hi all,

I am Amadeu, I am currently living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am a native System Administrator and have been working in the IT industry since my 18s. I always worked with Network, System Administration and Cyber Security related subjects, in 2015 I started a journey in the cryptocurrency industry and in 2017 I started managing a team of blockchain developers and I realized that I needed to learn some coding even an intermediate level of JavaScript and Python would make me happy to understand the bunch of API integration we do. I am here to become a full stack developer and ready to learn from the community I have defined my learning path as follow:

*** HTML**

*** CSS**

*** JavaScript**

*** Database(SQL, MongoDB etc)**

*** Frameworks**

*** Python**

*** Java**

And I am looking forward to have your support. By the way I am 32, and I have couple of motivating histories of people here learning coding at 45 plus years old which I believe there is no really the right age to learn.

Glad to be here.

Awesome Maria :slight_smile:

Hi All,

I am new in fcc. worked in HPE and DXC technology as System engineer and wanted to move to development project. I have core java , js, html css , sql, linux knowledge. Please help me to do java based project.

Hi everyone,
My name is Rajesh and I have been working as UI Engineer for the past 6 years.
My tech stack includes: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, ReactJS and Designing.
I started learning NodeJS and React Native.
It is good to see people with different skills.
You can find @
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajesh-t-uiux3dgeneralist/