I have enjoyed coding a lot since coming to Auckland. I had a lot of time in my hands, ample resources to learn and now I am always keen on coding. I just don’t know what to code: I don’t have any project in mind.
One day, reading an article on Design.blog I stumbled on CodeNewbies.org: a website which caters towards beginner coders. They have something which I instantly signed up for.
If you have followed my blog then you would know I have completed NaNoWriMo 2015. 30 days of daily writing needs serious commitment. CodeNewbies challenged beginners to code daily for 100 days.
I was signed on half hour later. Today I am on day 14th. Everyday I try to code an hour and so far I have missed two days. I have made my portfolio (which needs some actual projects) and a tribute page (both of them have terrible content) so far and there are heaps of projects in it. After coding, I have to log my progress and also tweet about it using the hashtag: #100DaysofCode.
Last week, on Wednesday I got a call from a company nearby to schedule an interview. It was an unexpected call and at that time I was almost through my list of companies in the country. My calls had turned up nothing concrete other than some advice but no leads on getting any jobs.
Then I got a call. He asked if I can join him for an interview next day and I said yes while jumping up and down.
I changed my coding practice and then I tweeted this:
— Mayur Wadhwani (@mayurwadhwanid) January 18, 2017
I slept that night without waiting for any reply. Granted, I was literally asking for the replies but the response I got made me smile ear to ear next morning. These are the replies:
— Vaidotas (@vaidotaspi) January 18, 2017
— Suede on the Inside (@the_wildseed) January 18, 2017
— Suede on the Inside (@the_wildseed) January 19, 2017
— Ugo Harry (@HUgo042) January 18, 2017
— Ameer Hassaan (@ameerh_here) January 18, 2017
@mayurwadhwanid Good luck!
— Chazona Baum (@chznbaum) January 18, 2017
— Alexandre Resende (@Alexandre_amres) January 18, 2017
— shanise (@shnsbrn) January 18, 2017
— Ainsley Huntley (@AinsleyHuntley) January 18, 2017
— Brent Jay Ingram (@brentjingram) January 18, 2017
— Anthony Vasquez Z. (@AnthonyVasZ) January 18, 2017
— Linda T. (@lindakatcodes) January 19, 2017
— CodeNewbie (@CodeNewbies) January 18, 2017
Lastly, thank you CodeNewbies, FreeCodeCamp and #100DaysofCode community.
— Mayur Wadhwani (@mayurwadhwanid) January 19, 2017
PS: I got selected for the internship from the interview and I start tomorrow.