02075: Possible Skill Upgrades

Yesterday I blogged about wanting to write more. Today I bought the Mary Sue Complete 2015 Learn to Code Bundle on a bit of a whim. This is an entirely different sort of "writing" to think about, but one I still feel there's value in exploring - provided I actually make the time to go through the lessons and get the work done.

Sure, I initially took up Computer Engineering while I was in UP, but even then I had a bit of a hard time wrapping my head around C+ programming. It frustrated me that I was struggling considering that I was pretty sure that I was going to see the course through. But hey, life changed around that time and here I am.

With Hashtag Labs set to go live very, very soon, more and more I feel a bit of pressure to skill up. I don't foresee myself creating entire applications on my own any time soon, but I would like to better understand the predominant languages out there so I don't feel like a total idiot.

And this seems like a really great time to learn to code. Apart from the Udemy courses that I just purchased, there has always been the option to try out other services like Code Academy and even Code Combat, which is an online programming course that uses an RPG-style game to teach you the basics of what you need to know.

Sure, sure, sure - it sounds like more big plans that won't get anywhere. But hey, things are pretty different now and I want to see where things will go. And I want to make sure that I continue to keep my skills up-to-date with what's relevant as opposed to trying to stick to the same old thing time and time again. And I think that programming is the avenue that I want to explore next after my years in sales, training and marketing.

It's never a bad thing to want to learn after all, right?