My ALC Journey

“The journey of a thousand miles, they say, begins with a step”. My journey to becoming an android developer began sometime in February this year (2017). I got a mail from the Andela team for an invitation to partake in the Andela ALC (Android learning Community) Beginners’ Program. It really was an exciting opportunity, and I was willing to make the best of it.

Being sort of a novice to programming, I was wondering how I was going to cope with all the idea of coding, especially in Java, as I had never tried it before. However, it proved to be otherwise as the program was structured to suit an individual’s learning pace and ability, with access to high-level tutorials and other resources provided by Google and Udacity, who are partners of the program.


PRACTICE SET 1: BIRTHDAY CARD APP

This was the first challenge I had to undertake in my journey to being a programmer, and it was fun. Here’s what my birthday card app looks like

MY FIRST ANDROID APP

It was for a friend of mine named Daniel, who was also my room mate. I actually made the painting a while ago, and it came in handy.


PROJECT 1- BUSINESS CARD

BUSINESS CARD APP

This is actually for my elder brother, Anote. Let’s just say he’s one of the greatest guys I know, and he continues to inspire me.


PRACTICE SET 2- COURT COUNTER

COURT COUNTER
COURT COUNTER

No offence meant here with respect to the scores (it’s still half time), but this was till date the most challenging app for me


PROJECT 3- QUIZ APP

QUIZ APP

Here’s my quiz app, took me a while though…


IN SUMMARY…

The whole experience was awesome, an awesome experience. I cannot say I have arrived, afterall, the journey has just begun and this is the first step…looking back, it wasn’t all fun, there were times I had to struggle with internet and technical issues with my laptop. Along the way, I had help from some people whom I would like to appreciate in “My Wall of Thanks”: omokehinde igbekoyiand Eniwoke Cornelius Lyla Fujiwara#YouGuysRock

Looking at the future, well what can I say? The Journey has just begun, and all I can say is #ThankYouANDELA