I enjoy Computer Programming more than anything
They usually say that habits are learned from early age and they are not so simple to let them go. Fortunately, my kind of habit was for the good since it has given me a career that I take so much pride from. Richards was the first guy I ever saw with a computer and indeed he had so much influence on me. He was a computer programmer with a renowned company at Silicon Valley.
Whenever he came home I used to tag along as he gave me stories about how he worked. He never knew how much influence he was having on me.
Making the decision to be a computer programmer
It was not so hard to make a decision since this is something that has grown in me since my childhood. I got my first laptop in high school when there was a competition to create an information program to show the effects of breast cancer and spread awareness. Since then I have been a top computer performer in my school.
My computer teacher saw the potential in me and tried all his best to instil all that would bolster my future education. I would win programming competition and nobody had a doubt on my steadfastness to become a computer software developer and the second one from my small town after Richards.
Getting into the reality of programming
After high school, I passed so well and got admission to a high-end IT college. It was here where my life as a software developer would be moulded into a star. The first introduction we got was in Linux operating system. We were taught that it was the most stable OS that we would use for the most part of our training. I came to love it given its compatibility, ease of use and the multiple choices of distros such as Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE. That was an easy part to learn but the harder one was yet to come.
Once we were conversant with the diversity and usefulness of the OS, we began on basic HTML codes. We started with a class of 25 but by the time things got tough 5 students pulled out. I was prepared for such eventualities and that is why I was the best performer in our group. I used to be consulted by my fellow students and our tutors finally found out that I was naturally good and I became their favorite.
The most programs I fell in love with is mySQL and php. We used mySQL to build databases and reinforce systems. This has become my specialization and it has never proved to be a bad choice so far. On the other side, php was about creating austerity in our designs. In our second year, we had a state level competition on developing a program to curb tax evasion. My team of 4 students fared well and we were awarded as the winners. Even today the state has only improved on what we build back then. This was my first major software development and it turned out to be a strong foundation.
Living my dream
During my third year in college, I got attached to an elite IT firm a few miles from my campus. One of lecturers had done the courtesy of introducing me to a friend in this firm and they promised to consider me for the next long holiday. They lived to their promise and little did I know that this would lead to a long term place at the company. I took all the knowledge from class to the field and I did not fail. At first, things seemed tricky but after getting used, I became the best intern that the firm had had in a while. My supervisor fell in love with my dexterity, determination and fast learning.
A recommendation was made to the CEO and I got a promise to be recalled once I finished my fourth year. It has now been a year after college and it has been enjoyable getting back on board. Apart from what we do on daily basis as part of our job, I appreciate exercise and diet that the management insists on all employees. In deed I have shed over 30 pounds in the past 8 months and that is an achievement I would not otherwise achieved.