When I grow up, I want to be a polymath like Jack
“Jack who?” you ask
I reply “Jack…you know? Jack of all trades!”
“How is that possible?” you say
…being skilled in as many ____ as possible!
Before I continue, I am about to nerd out on you. Understand? Moving on…
Anyways, I started looking for way to learn Java, it was seeming to hard for me to self-learn. I almost gave up when Eureka! the new curriculum for my major required a programming class, specifically Java! I signup and I must admit I went home after each class wanting to cry because I was too lazy to practice programming everyday. One weekend I gave myself a crash study session on all things beginners Java and since then Java has been my true love.
I skipped over taking an HTML/CSS class in my first year [or second] and I was loving it! I think last year, I got more interested in website design and development so I got a book on PHP, MySQL, CSS, HTML, AJAX. I knew I had gone off the programming rails when at a job interview I was asked “How many languages do you know?” I started listing programming languages with my levels of proficiency till I was corrected about it meaning
lay language to which I responded “Oh…just English” 😦
I am planning on improving the languages I speak (and write in) as I have plans to learn French
, Mandarin and Spanish this busy summer. I was working for this group when I realized to make shit [pardon my language] more appealing to them, I needed to step up my game. What did I do? I got Adobe CS6 and I am currently learning my way through it. So far I have used Fireworks [ for app prototype], Photoshop [ I got to assist a friend in using it for her fancy resume], Illustrator[mainly posters] , InDesign [business card] and Dreamweaver.
Slightly back to the real world, my major has a health component and my plan for that is currently brewing [I would share if it wasn’t a top secret classified information to be reveled after my masters]. My other interest include photography, adventures [I’m joining a lot o f Meetups to help plus skydiving this summer annyone?], fashion and style [I may be slacking in this aspect] and many more which I might reveal in more details in the next installments
if I can make myself write one of this post.
Finally some programming humor…