As you might have known, Google announced the projects for this year’s Google Summer of Code last week, and I’ve been selected as a Student Developer under Rocket.Chat. In this blog, I will pen my journey of learning how to code from absolute 0 to cracking GSoC, all within a year.
It all began last year when I bought my first laptop in June and decided to learn to code. Before that, I had a basic knowledge of C programming, as it used to be a course in my freshman year in my college. It used to feel so complex and tedious. And honestly, I didn’t even think of programming as an option to pursue in the future.
And it was also the same time I was addicted to some channels where they just talk about programmers (Day in the Life and sometimes even more than that) and scope of programming, but they don’t themselves do it, at least not on YouTube as they advertise their boot camps most of the time These channels primarily target the beginner devs for views. If you can relate to this, just stop wasting time and start watching channels like freeCodeCamp, Traversy Media, Wes Bos, Net Ninja, Giraffe Academy, etc.
I’m really excited to begin this new chapter of my life. And to sum up for people like me a year back, all you need is focus and determination to finish whatever you pick up and staying consistent, and you’ll definitely be able to achieve great things!
Thanks to Quincy Larson for helping people like me worldwide learn how to code through freeCodeCamp. I’ll forever be grateful to him!