Shumeng and Bea told me about it and I think it’s great! OTS offers a fun way to start coding or to take your skills to the next level. Learning how to code also means learning how to build stuff and turn your own ideas into reality!
I started learning how to code with Codecademy at the beginning of this year. It was my New Year’s resolution for 2012! In April I attended RailsGirls Berlin and made my first steps in Ruby on Rails, which was a very fun and inspiring experience.
It was great! A new dose of inspiration and motivation. I learned a lot of new things, met awesome people, and got even more excited about JS! I want to keep on learning. It’s just much more fun to learn how to code together with other like-minded people.
I was studying psychology and interested in what "thinking" is, so I thought computer science would be a good thing to know more about. I ended up spending too much time at the university and just wanted a job, and being a software developer seemed like a good option.
I write code daily, as part of enhancing and maintaining the SoundCloud website. As a personal project, I am writing an app called "lunch roulette" which will help people at my company to meet others in a fun way. After that I have a language-learning app I want to work on.
Education should be free and learning is lifelong. It’s a way for me to give back to the community.
Too much I could answer here! But one deep thing I’d like to know is how programming languages are implemented and executed by a computer.
Just seeing how people view programming with fresh eyes is fun. Programming is magical; we shouldn’t forget that.
Through a friend. I was really excited to hear something like this was being organized. It’s always been hard for me to know how to make first steps into this world as a relative beginner without getting a degree in computer science or design.
I use my computer for the daily needs of life and to compose and mix my own music, but those activities involve a different level and a different kind of awareness of the workings of computers than what I could learn at OTS.
By understanding what goes on "behind the scenes" of applications whose operations I take for granted, I become a participant and a more autonomous user.