My #Code9ty Experience – Oliver Okwaro

Early this year I found myself sharing a unit course in my university Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) University with one of the students i always admired on how he conducted his ideas, I knew instinctively that he was into coding from the little chitchats that we had. I approached him to teach me how to code and he referred me to this a community of tech enthusiast called LakeHub based in Kisumu, Kenya. I sluggishly dragged myself into it yet it has turned to be one of the best decisions I ever made.

Two months ago I signed up for this program within the community called #code9ty that I had limited ideas about, all that I had was the enthusiasm and the zeal to learn how to code, I was desperate to learn how to code and ready to go through any process to learn it. I had the passion but didn’t know how to proceed.

#code9ty turned up to be the best place for me professionally because within the short time there, I learned how to confidently write code and fix bugs in Ruby on Rails. I am not afraid to say that despite several years of learning it I was able to use a different operating system from windows. We were introduced to Ubuntu and within the short time I have used it, it’s turning to be my favorite. I have also learned how to use various command lines to navigate my way through it.

My best moment in the program was the “keep awake” session that we had to freshen up our minds during. Some of them were madly hilarious and we had a lot of fun during the entire process.

As I conclude this project, I know it’s not the ultimate place I want to be professionally but I am confident it is the first step towards the right direction.

I am so grateful to the founder of this program Mr Sigu Magwa and the entire LakeHub community for giving me a platform to develop my career as a programmer.

To check my daily progress you can visit my GitHub account:

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