First Week at Ada


It’s Sunday.  I’ve spent a week studying software development.  Day in and day out, I’m learning about programming.  I love it.  When life is challenging, it’s more interesting.  The projects that are given make coding fun.

As my first week at Ada Developer’s Academy comes to an end, I look back and realize how much I’ve taken in throughout the week.  Currently I’m laying the foundation of what will come in the future.  I’m fully committed to the task.  Being a novice, I find it both frustrating and exhilarating.  I’m frustrated at my lack of knowledge and exhilarated when I can manage to find a solution to my homework problems.

Right now, we’re delving into the world of Ruby.  It’s a user-friendly object oriented language written by Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto.  Discovering new methods in Ruby is my mission for the next week.  I plan on going through the documentation and taking notes.  Recently, I found that the regex method is helpful with finding parts of a string.  The notation is slightly difficult but is extremely helpful.

Other than class, I’ve been going to meetups.  Seattle.rb is a friendly group that I plan on frequenting.  I learned a lot of fantastic information at the Mozilla Dev Roadshow.  At times I felt that I was in over my head, but the people presenting brought things to a manageable level.    Today I studied with people from “Girl Develop It.”  We shared our experiences and our code.  I’m grateful to be a part of the Seattle tech community.

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