Why use coding.blog?
Every blog needs to start somewhere right? Rather than the usual
welcome to my blog I thought I'd write a little about:
My journey through software engineering started with a teacher called Mr Overend somewhere around 1988 (you were a massive early influence). He saw the potential in computing and encouraged a small group of us to learn the BASIC programming language on a classroom BBC model B. I remember making 8 bit sprites with an array of 8 x 8 bit numbers, encoding midi audio with a sequence of numbers, using a loop and keyboard input to make those sprites move around. I remember him trying to educate me on data structures and it stretching my 8 year old brain beyond what it was capable of. I finally remember doodling new sprites on an 8x8 grid and working out the numbers that would paint the picture. I used to rush through school work in order to get my hands on the computer.
From there I went through a mispent youth, on into art & graphic design until re-approaching computers with a CS degree around 19 years old. I bounced off this pretty hard and didn't really enjoy it. Too much maths, too much theory and not enough applying myself. A couple of years later I started again with a Cybernetics degree (thank you Dad for the nudge). Now this really hit the spot! University went from dry theory to applied programming, robotics, electronics, control-systems and the psychology of technology use.
Perhaps unusually, I'd not going to go into a lot of detail on my technical career. It can be summarised as:
Sticking with the ethos of
coding.blog though, I'm not here to sell myself or my career.
I'm here to enjoy writing about my love for coding, any little projects I have on the go and to pay my knowledge forward into the next generation of software engineers.
I really really like the mission statement of
coding.blog (if that's what it is?)
1Quality. Articles. About. Coding.
I really like the blog authoring and publishing method too.
I hope the team accumulate minimal costs and can afford to keep the platform advert free.