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.
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:
Spend as much time learning Velo by Wix.
Showcase artists’ work in a light that helps translate their vision, with the power of Velo.
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 — https://WixWeekly.com
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