Reading, UK Introduce yourself 😀

Reading, UK Introduce yourself :grinning:

Hello everyone :wave:,

Please use this thread to introduce yourself.

I am Ashnita. I am a frontend web developer who loves Angular and JavaScript. My background was programming in C and other non-web development. I started learning frontend development about 4 years ago. I actually used which was really fun but I didn’t have many project ideas to practice with.

CodeSchool was not part of Pluralsight back then. CodeSchool was very generous and every now and again gave a month free membership and would extend it for another month if a friend signed up with your code. I made very good use of that. I learnt Sass, Fundamentals of Design, jQuery, and writing JavaScript for performance. I wrote a blog post on Codepen which got published in SassWeekly! I am a big fan of Gregg Pollack and will forever be grateful for his courses, with the fun music intros!

I wish I had known of freecodeCamp. I was often without resources or guidelines on what to study. freecodeCamp has a full and great curriculum with projects for each topic all available for free! I would have loved to find this when I started learning frontend web development.

When I got to know of freecodeCamp, I thought to start mentoring people who were just starting to code. I have been organising study meetups since November 2017. Through mentoring I improve my skills. Every now and then I use freeCodeCamp to learn and revise as well.

I am currently trying to become more fluent with Angular and JavaScript and hope to learn back-end development.


thats nice keep up your great work and learning

Hi, I’m Dan!

I’m working as a technical consult for Oracle Corporation, specialising in Cloud App customisation and extensions, such as custom UI components, custom processes and data integrations. My technical background is primarily PHP and .NET C# and increasingly web technologies, including Javascript.

I don’t get a lot of spare time outside of work for continuing professional development, but I’ve managed to make time to learn some Node, ECMAScript 5/6, Typescript, React and advanced regular expression features. I hope to keep making time, as I love to learn new stuff.

I live a busy non-work life: I volunteer as a trustee for a local charity supporting the homeless, called New Beginnings Reading. Among other things, I assist with their website, IT, cloud apps and volunteer management. I have ideas for projects using web technologies that would help our charity’s activities, which I’d love others to be involved with, so stayed tuned here!

On top of all the above, I’m also a guitarist and singer in a 3-piece covers band, called Muntjac - look out for us in Reading.

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