Well, it’s been a long summer full of various family happenings, and here it is some months after my first post, without a thing to show for it. Today is the day for changes and no excuses going forward. That’s the bottom line. There’s a million of these ‘learning to code’ blogs out there, most of which were abandoned after one or two posts. I don’t want to be on that list!
Actually, I do a have a couple things I’ve been doing. I attended my first ever tech/biz conference: the the first ever Prestige Conference. This was possible due to the kindness of Happy Joe, an emerging non-profit dedicated to helping veterans with training, mentorship, and employment opportunities in tech. The conference was great, and primarily dedicated to presentations about businesses based on WordPress. Primary lessons learned:
TALK TO PEOPLE (I was very shy/unsocial and awkward for some reason; I’m not usually either of those things.)
TAKE THE INITIATIVE
WORK ON ERADICATING RESTING BITCH FACE
The conference also got me using my long-dormant Twitter account. I’ve started using it to connect with and reach out to other aspiring developers. It really helps to feel like you’re part of a community, rather than a single lonely aspirant in your dark garret room.