Lately, I have been hearing many articles about shortage of women in Computer Science. Personally, I had no interest in Computer Science. I thought it was hard, boring and men are better with technology. And then I met my boyfriend. He couldn’t stop talking about computers, and always tried to explain to me about his projects and get me involved. Every time he asked me to code, I politely say no.
It was lately when I began to wonder why my boyfriend is so passionate about programming. Then, he showed me lovestagram, and I was inspired. If Kaitlyn Trigger, who didn’t know anything about computer science when she started building lovestagram, could do it, I might as well give it a shot. (If you want to know more about why and how lovestagram is built, you can read the article here.) What she did was pretty amazing and encouraging.
I thought I’d take baby steps, so I decided to learn how to build a website and my boyfriend was willing to help. I asked him to explain what HTML and CSS are, how they work together, the syntax and etc,. After two hours, we built this.
Then I got hooked. I like the feeling of being able to control everything in a browser. I spent the next day imitating little passports webpage (I love their company) and built an HTML email template for little passports! I have my school homework due tomorrow, but I think it is worth procrastinating as I have found my latest obsession/passion.
With his help and the user-friendliness of espresso, I finished my first mini project, but there will be more. I want to get better. Follow me on twitter if you’d like to code with me, or leave a comment below if you have suggestions.
The web design and contents belong to LittlePassports, and my webpage is inspired by LittlePassports Product Page. I mainly use their design to practice my programming skill.