I'm new here! Been browsing topics for a few days whilst I try to formulate some vague kind of plan for getting good enough at coding to get a job doing it. Been great reading what some of you are posting and looking at other newbies who are making amazing progress. Thought this would be a great place to pose a question that has been on my mind for a while.
One thing that I come across time and time again through various coding resources (tutorials, videos, advice articles...) is the idea that most, people who want to code have this insatiable desire to create and build their own projects. They have ideas for apps and tools and games inside their heads and they seek to get better at coding or designing so that they can better express themselves. I've often seen these people referred to as MAKERS.
I wish I was a maker!
I'm someone whose creativity starts really flowing when I get involved with someone else's project. I love when someone brings me something I can get excited about and help work on it with them. I feel this way in other creative outlets in my life also (I studied music & have done lots of digital design stuff), so I think it's definitely part of my character, but also a supportive role that I think i'm quite good at.
Does anyone else feel like this?
I guess one reason that this has been at the forefront of my mind recently is because I have found learning to code online quite an isolated experience as I don't really have any friends who are interested in this stuff, so I've got no one to complain to about JS headaches but also no one to say, like, "Yeah, dude! This is hard!".
Would love to hear some of your experiences.