I’m Olu and I’m currently attempting to become a part of the world of technology and digital. Today, Fluency accepted me to do Get Digital, and in January I’m starting a coding course with Founders and Coders. I’m ecstatic that I have the opportunity to show what I can do, and to learn so much from wonderful, talented people.
My excitement may be confusing. You did a computer science degree of course, how else could you go into coding? Perhaps surprisingly, I did a philosophy degree at undergraduate level. I think this gives me a unique point of view, poised as I am between the two worlds that use the human mind in similar, yet distinct ways. They are siblings and in no way twins.
I became interested in technology from quite a young age. I took apart a CD player and an electronic dog I got for Christmas, much to my mother’s chagrin. Later, I installed the family dial-up and immediately transfixed by the web. Computers and the internet are as much a part of the fabric of my life as my family and friends. That’s rather grandiose but I want to do everything I can to further my knowledge and involvement.
This raises the question of why I want to be a full stack web developer in particular. I think being instrumental in the actual building of webpages is something that has been dear to me for a long time. It began when I first used HTML and CSS to edit a page on a gaming website (Neopets, if you must know). The first time I viewed source code using an online app that teaches web concepts, called Skillcrush. Astounded by both the seeming complexity and how open the web is, I wanted to do more to make it accessible to anyone who wants to learn.
In any case, even if my dream of becoming a full stack web developer doesn’t come true, I’ll involve myself in tech in some capacity. I’d love to help to build a website or app from the ground up, but there are countless other roles that are just as instrumental.