You might not think that programmers are artists, but programming is an extremely creative profession. It's logic-based creativity.
~ John Romero
Having recently found this quote, it's been a relief to learn
that perhaps I haven't 'failed' every personality test I've ever
taken; where logic and creativity appear to be either/or
options. Instead, it's just taken me a while to get on the right
path for my inherent skillset.
Or rather, I've always been on the right path, but now I've got to the really exciting bit.
There are so many aspects of all the work I've undertaken in my life that I have loved. But the most frustrating part has been my desire to do the coding myself (creating dashboards in Qlikview, automated VBA in Excel, website amendments...) combined with my slight (self-taught) ineptitude.
This is what has driven me to enrol as a student once more, with Code Institute.
My journey from qualified teacher, to Psychology of Education student, then researcher, data analyst and now Full Stack Software Development student has been difficult at times , often confusing and has led to the odd existential crisis(!). But it's all starting to come together...
Which leaves me: a soon-to-be qualified Full Stack Software Developer, with valuable skills from each point of my journey, and someone who is as creative as they are logical. Not one or the other...
Entry assessment for Code Institute's software development course
I built this site as part of my entry assessment for Code Institute's software development course. Is it beautiful and well-made? Absolutely not! But it was created with a huge amount of enthusiasm and dedication (and zero coding knowledge!). So I'm proud to display it, regardless of its many, many faults.Visit site
User Centric Frontend Development Milestone Project
The purpose of my project was to create a personal website to showcase my work as a software developer and also to provide some background information on my career up to this point. Essentially, I wanted to create a ‘living’ CV.Visit site
Interactive Frontend Development Milestone Project
I was inspired to create this site by my 2-year-old son (Eddie) who loves to be tested on the letters of the alphabet. Alphabet products for small children tend to be quite traditional: 'A is for apple, B is for ball...'. I wanted to create something that extends this concept using objects that children will be familiar with and enthusiastic about.Visit site
Project purpose: A full-stack site that allows users to manage a common dataset about a particular domain.
Expected date of completion: January 2021
Project purpose: A full-stack site based around business logic used to control a centrally-owned dataset.
Expected date of completion: April 2021