London study group - introduce yourself!

London study group - introduce yourself!

Hi there my names Jamie, I’m 25 and I work full time as a ceiling fixer around the south of the UK and have been for 7 years.

I have never known what I have truly wanted to do with my life in terms of work or profession, and I have always been worried that I’ll never get to flex my abilities to get the most out of life, and help others do so to. I have settled for what I currently know best and that is secure. (And that pays the bills)

When I found FCC it was almost like someone had turned on the metaphorical light I’ve been trying to find the switch for for all these years! I can now literally make stuff, get stuck into projects and do new awesome things everyday. I am telling all my friends and family about what I’m learning and achieving, but I think they may switch off when I start talking nowadays haha.

I have always struggled to fit in and found myself a bit of a “sheep” when at school and college, thus leading to terrible decisions through growing up and not really using my energy for good. I used to get Into trouble and waste all my time doing stupid stuff growing up.

Recently (the last 8 months) I have used every waking second of my free time to learn coding, read books, spend time with my family (my 18th birthday party was in a pub with all the family present, and i decided not to turn up. Mum was heart broken)(I have since treated my mum with ultimate respect and made up for being a doughnut), focusing on bettering myself in every aspect of my life and getting involved in productive activities. (Mainly on my own)

I am now really wanting to meet some new friends within the tech space, keep my knowledge growing and just be around nice friendly people who i can get along with, talk about coding, go for coffee, talk websites and so on. It would be great to pass on any knowledge I have that will benefit others too. (I don’t know a lot but a little can go a long way) (I can fix holes in ceilings and walls pretty well to;)

Anyway sorry for the long and boring post, it feels great to have got this out and thank you if you made it this far!

Have a great day.


Hi Jamie, definitely not a boring post at all! It’s great to hear how much fun you’re having learning to code. Hope to see you at a meetup soon :slight_smile:

Hi, i’m pvpizza :slight_smile:

I am an IT lecturer who has been teaching computing at college and uni level for the last 10 years. I deal mainly in programming with an emphasis on Java

I am looking to transition from my role to a software development role. I was quite surprised by how much more I needed to learn to be competitive considering I don’t have any industry experience.

So I’m back to square one brushing up on Java, learning spring and trying to find a junior/entry role

Found this great community where I’m hoping to learn more and work on my web skills as well

Wishing you all well


Hi, i’m vincent

I am a computer operator who only type and print for customers, i just finished secondary school waiting for my admission to a university.

I love typing and computer games, but i really want to learn java with coding. I’ve looked for teachers but to no avail till i found this website.

I have not done this before any of them both java, coding and so on.

thank you for accepting me into your community.

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I came to London from India 4 years ago.
I am trying to equip myself to do a career switch to IT. I was Self-Studying Java for last 8-9 months while working full time. While Java is still under progress, I have come here to learn HTML, CSS and JS.


You will definitely find this place useful for your career. All the Best.

Keep Going.
Me too self-studying besides full time job.
Freecodecamp really inspired me, it is the best place ever, to learn many things that boosts our career
and people here are really awesome, helping each other.
All the Best.

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The main thing is not to stop there. You always have to try something new!

Hi, I am sujon.I am totally a new.I want to be full stack developer.I need a full guide line to follow.Right now I am learning js.plz any suggestion would be appreciated …Tia.

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Hello, everybody! My name is Jenifer and I’m from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I’ve been working in IT for the past 19 years, firstly as a ASP.NET web developer (VB.NET), then as a Business Analyst, and finally decided to go back to coding. I’ve been out of the development area since 2013, so right now I’m catching up with everything that was released since then (OMG so much stuff) while planning my move to London. I’m currently in the city so I hope to see you all in the October meetup.

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I am a full-stack software engineer, with more than 10 years of coding journey. Experienced in software, web and mobile application development, deployment and maintenance. I am successfully running my private software, web and mobile app development firm from the last few years.

Hey all, my name is Paul,

I am currently transitioning from audio engineer to web developer. I have completed the FCC curriculum and, as a hobby, have been dabbling in web development for quite some time.

Around May this year I decided that I hate working in the music industry and the one consistent in my life - regarding career/hobbies - has always been coding, so I decided to pursue it as a career.

Since then I am happy to say I am edging closer to my goal and have started getting clients etc.

I’ve only been to one of the meetups so far - work is demanding in the winter and I can’t quit yet - but hope to see you all at the October one!

tks for your share, c’mon up

Hi all. My name is Michael from Africa. I’m an undergraduate final year student of one of the universities here studying economics . I started learning web design some months ago (February). I’ve been doing this all alone with the help of some YouTube videos. I learnt html, css and javascript with coding addict on YouTube and I found freecodecamp when I tried learning php. It’s not been an easy journey because I still face some issues trying to get somethings right.
I hope I can find someone I can always talk to for some coding assistance.

Hi, I am new here. I am working as web developer and always love to read good stuff about web development, its future etc.

please adam, what is your social media handle so i can follow you up…am innocent from Nigeria #NEWBIE

Hello Jacob
My name is Paul live in Housotn Texas, I am interested to learn from the scratch python and other programming languages. Pleasure you are in Austin we can share ideas.
I have not developed any program as you did during your studies but I am ambitious to develop a church program for Android users and iOS users.
Planing to join others institutions to further deepen my knowledge and experiences.

Hello ,

My name is David Donisa.

I am a Web developer specializing in the following languages :

HTML , XML , CSS, PHP , MySQL , JavaScript , jQuery , Java , Android

I am Bachelor in ICT and Master 1 in Technology Watch .

As such , I created the Blog which relates various subjects related to these fields .

Thank you for welcoming me to this site because I wish to participate in the IT mutual aid effort but also to benefit from technical advice from the community, in terms of development .

Have nice day :grinning:

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Hi Everyone…

My name is Jorge F. I only started two days ago with HTML and CSS. so I am practically beginning I mean literally. I would like to be able to put into practice what I am learning in some way, starting with affordable jobs for my current programming knowledge. I hope some day be a developer

Hi. I’m Samir.
I’ve been coding on and off since the days of the commodore 64 – I’m that old. I started learning javascript last year and have a few projects up and running on my github page:

I went to a couple of meetups last year in London, but I find it difficult to get to them because of distance and day job. I enjoyed them and am now trying to set up a meetup more locally in Aylesbury