Aloha everyone, my name is Taylor - however my friends refer to me as T.
I've been living and breathing for 24 years, with much of that time just exploring what life is and means to myself personally. I have been travelling the last 2 years that had started to open my eyes to the large world we inhabit. I haven't had much of what you might call a 'professional' life style, or held many traditional jobs nor have I explored career options for myself up until recently while my travels are on hold.
I gained an interest in learning a programming language about 1.5 years ago while I was high in entrepreneurial spirit and decided it would be great to be able to code up any apps, websites, or games I had an idea for. I found and bought "Learn Python The Hard Way" by Zed Shaw, and then stashed it on my laptop never to be read until about 1 month ago, I was right in the thick of my travels you see
Anyways, so I'm a little over half way through the ebook and am right in the middle of learning about dictionaries, actually I've been continually learning about them before moving on to the next section. It's been very interesting this far seeing how language is structured and I suspect my interest will grow with the more I learn.
For me, learning python is not in the entrepreneurial spirit I had originally intended on, but more about it being something that I can continually learn new things about that I find interesting - in which I can also apply to other aspects of life; and as a bonus of some day being paid for my abilities no matter where I am in the world.
I sought out this community to help me along the way, mostly due to learning having a high social function - I can relate to, bounce ideas around, help others, etc. All here on this forum. As I said earlier, I'm a little over half way through "Learn python the hard way" and it has been a good solo venture so far but I've had 0 people to interact with on the subject as certainly in my immediate life there is no other person learning or that knows any programming language.
Kind of a long post, but thanks for your time- and I'm excited to be joining the community.