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In the thread below, tell us about something that once intimidated you about computers or tech that you've overcome.
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The command line :)
Maybe a bit off the exact topic - but realizing that just because some piece of software doesn't fit my needs doesn't mean it won't exactly fit someone else's needs.
I like things with lots of switches and levers to make it exactly how I want - but clients/users will sometimes want things set more in stone so they can don't have to fiddle with all the settings!
The vast amount of languages to understand! I started with C and it was incredibly hard to comprehend everything at first. There were many days I wanted to give up.
This is pretty similar to my on journey hahaha. My first language was C and I thought "I'm not cut out for this". That's why I moved from backend to fronted and learning JS has been an exciting journey.
Talking to other developers about my code. I was so nervous just writing about an issue I was having with my code to other developers on StackOverflow the first time because that was the first time I was talking about code with experienced devs in tech. So I was feeling massive impostor syndrome at the time and was worried other devs wouldn't understand what I was trying to ask.
Organizing all of my files and and content on my computer so I could easily find projects and their components using the cmd prompt and also organizing my life in general both in and out of business. I use Notion and Taskade and it has been life changing.
At first, I used to think that when there are errors in the code and it is very difficult to fix it, you have to start all over again and see another way to write your code. I have learned that there are ways to "fix" your code without having to delete it all over again.
Also, in the beginning I was very intimidated that I had to have a special talent for programming and that it was a skill that would take me many years to understand the basics.
I always thought that only really smart people can program. Well, here I am 🙃
For some absurd reason I used to hate computers and anything related to it. I once told a colleague of mine that computer science is not for me. But here I am 2 years later pursuing a career in Data Science & Analytics
That it's all about mathematics and if you sucked at it in school you won't understand anything
The math but if you would study it again, it could be enjoyable
I was intimidated by "Data Structures".