Hello I’m Tony Nguyen, age 20 with an intended major in Computer Science, I like spaghetti and playing piano.
Why am I learning code?, It’s been a couple of years now since I was exposed to programming starting my college years at the University of New Mexico, and I always thought people who liked programming was insane. Who would be crazy enough to constantly torture themselves trying to debug code while dedicating themselves to a computer 9-16 hours a day. Overtime I realized it wasn’t so bad, although I did have some moments where I nearly wanted to cry trying to debug code, the satisfaction of finally figuring something out after endless hours of staring at my monitor was unbelievable, it felt as if I had conquered the world. Ever since, the idea of coding has always interested me, I also love the idea that anyone can create something so amazing just by typing a bunch characters.
How have I been learning code? My learning has been primarily from classes at the University involving various coding languages such as C, C++, Java, Vhdl, Matlab, although I have been exposed to different languages, I feel as if I still know nothing compared to everybody else, I hope by joining FCC I will be able to approach learning code in a different way than the traditional classroom as well as gain some helpful experience that will help me in the future!