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How I Got Interested In Coding for the Web

I wouldn’t call myself an expert in coding or even web development.

Even after building websites for 15+ years, I still love learning every single day.

Here’s how I first got interested in coding:

When I worked for Apple, we welcomed youth to partake in a summer camp every year.

It was a 4-week-long education & creation camp.

You could feel their excitement… 🏃🏽running into the Apple Store 😁 smiles beaming from cheek to cheek.

Our campers knew what to expect.

An iPad rests on a wooden cube. Colorful electronic boards visible from a translucent ball.

What sat in front of them had limitless possibilities.

Though, before them rest a challenge…

Sphero, a programmable robot that could:

  • solve any maze they designed…

  • run any If/Then statement they could think up…

and, all our campers had to do was program it.

Oh… they did… spectacularly!

We had a blast every time.

And, it rekindled my love for coding. 💜

I’ve always been young at heart, and coding just felt like a home for me.

Years before…

I started developing websites for film festivals and filmmaker’s movies (including my own).

Embracing the energy from those Apple Camp sessions…

I jumped back into custom development for artist’s websites in Wix.

It’s always been kind of a struggle for me to pick one thing and focus on only that.

I’ve never known which language is the ‘right’ one to learn, so I’d spend my time learning a little bit from each.

But, I want this year to be different.

So my intention over the next year is:

  1. Spend as much time learning Velo by Wix.

  2. Showcase artists’ work in a light that helps translate their vision, with the power of Velo.

  3. And, make a point to work in public, sharing my learnings.

If you would like to join me, please reach out.

See you tomorrow. Matt Cici

P.S. I share 1 new lesson every Wednesday here —

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