Hi, I’m Carla, I like long walks on the beach, technology, puppies, and learning just about anything I can get my hands on.
I started off college majoring in mechanical engineering with the mindset that I was going to design and analyze awesome components for awesome projects. It (luckily) only took me two quarters to realize that 1. I was terrible at CAD (Computer Aided Design) and 2. mechanical engineering wasn’t what I really wanted to do after all. Naturally, I changed majors to industrial engineering… then international business…next business administration…later international business and marketing double major… business and mechanical engineering technology after that… then did a semester as “undecided” while taking a programming class…and FINALLY decided on computer science and engineering technology (halfway through my third year of college)!
I’m down to my last 3 or 4 semesters and I want to share what I know. One of my favorite things about computer science is there are LOADS of free online resources to learn almost everything is open source (yay). From my general experience, a lot of the programming blogs are written by highly motivated, intelligent individuals who tend to not share a lot of their struggles.
I once had an amazing AP Physics teacher that always told us you learn more by teaching your peers than any other way. My blog is exactly this. I will post articles on anything and everything that I have found helpful in the past, new trick and techniques I’m learning now, my successes and failures, how I get over hurdles, and how everyone else can do it too. I am not a stereotypical “computer genius” to say the least.
Lastly, I have noticed (in my experience) that there aren’t far too many computer science/programming/development blogs by women so I want to bridge that gap.
If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to comment on my posts!