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Gracie Gregory (she/her)
Gracie Gregory (she/her)

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What got you interested in coding?

Hey CodeNewbies!

If you're here, I'm guessing you are excited about learning to coding or have started your programming journey semi-recently.

I'm curious what brought you all into this field. Share a sentence or two below about what initially intrigued you about software development, how you got started, who inspired you to make the leap, what your background is, and any other interesting info that tells a story about how you got here.

Looking forward to reading your answers!

Coding Kitten

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Pauline

I took a solo trip to San Francisco because the city seemed like a fun place based on what I saw from lifestyle vlogs (I didn't care for the tech scene and I was a business school grad student who knew nothing about coding 🤷🏻‍♀️). Long story short, I got photobombed by a group of software engineering interns, grabbed coffee with one of them and asked him to tell me about his job. All it took was one glance at his screen (at that time I didn't even know I was looking at something called a code editor 😂) for me to think "omg this looks cool, I have absolutely no clue what I am looking at but I want to learn how to do this". Once I flew back home, I taught myself HTML/CSS/JS, loved it... and the rest is history. 😄

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Gracie Gregory (she/her) Author

that is an awesome story!