Learning how to code has always been a big dream of mine growing up.
I have always been drawn to how things appear on screens, beyond the physical frames that I am able to see and dismantle easily. Whether it was AI programming or programming for gaming, I was eager to learn how these things worked.
And well, it would only make sense for me to pursue Software Engineering as a career.
Prior to joining Forward School, I pursued web and mobile app development in a private institution.
However, the student experience to me was just lacking in so many areas; from the syllabus to the delivery of classes. Not to mention, it is quite hard to learn to code if you’re not really putting them into work until you have a project to submit at the end of the semester.
I reconsidered my time there and decided to withdraw from the institution.
Then I stumbled upon Forward School and was intrigued by its unique curriculum and project-based learning approach. So I decided that this was the path I wanted to take for my higher education.
Throughout my 3 semesters, I've managed to learn a lot of things about languages I have studied before and new languages that I had yet gotten around to studying. These 3 semesters definitely managed to highlight theories that didn't quite make sense on only paper. The projects we’ve been doing have helped me out in understanding lots of the theoretical parts of programming. It was an important experience for me, who isn’t very good at understanding theories.
These semesters definitely showed that learning by applying what you’ve learnt step-by-step can make programming a hurdle that isn’t so out of reach for anyone. As long as you can learn from your mistakes and approach your problems with a critical mind, it definitely is achievable.
I don’t have a particular moment in mind but I can say that the friendly and easy-going atmosphere is what makes me enjoy attending Forward School. The atmosphere makes it easier for others to interact with each other which I’m actually rather thankful for since I’m quite shy.
Moving forward, I intend to continue to widen my worldview of programming and hopefully become a programmer working in data.