Monthly Archives: September 2014

Intro to Programming

It’s know been a while since my last update, but I’ve been super busy with work, a small trip, and school. But, since I am taking a programming class, I will still be able to continue learning web development. 😉 There are only four girls, but that was to be expected. I know I belong in there, imposer syndrome  be damned! I am really in my element. I’m just glad that we are making our mark!

This week I was pleasantly surprised by how much I’ve learned, while teaching myself, attending meetups and workshops. We had our second class yesterday, we dove into the material. We covered strings, classes, concatenation and syntax. We also learned about common errors that occur and what they mean. Additionally, we spent a decent portion of the class learning about Base 10 (decimal), Base 2 (Bianary), and Base 16 (hexadecimal) and converting between the three. I found it a bit confusing at first, but found that using a chart made learning how to count and convert a lot easier to conceptualize.

I forgot to mention this class uses the Java programming language, which throws me off a bit. I’m used to more relaxed syntax, but I will adjust. I’m really excited about this semester and I can’t wait for my next class! 🙂