Manifesto

I’m learning programming because it has the potential to be a fun and rewarding experience. I’d like to create something I’m proud of. This is important to me because my prior attempts at learning were frustrating. I am a bit anxious that I will exhaust all possible options when trying to make a program work. I plan on overcoming this by following the book, working with other students, and possibly utilizing some of the online resources we discovered in class. To ensure my learning remains consistent, I will take my time in understanding new concepts and work closely with the book as I practice. I have a tendency to become discouraged when my code doesn’t run properly, so one of my goals is to not pressure myself to “make it work”, but to appreciate the benefits of attempting. I’m interested in creating visual art or a bot. I’ll know that I’ve been successful if I finish with a better understanding of programming than I did when I started.

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