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