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Chioma Abonyi – My Dive Into HTML & CSS

Dive: Coder - HTML/CSS
Description: Knows how to code using HTML/CSS
Level: Level 1
Level Requirements: Can code in HTML/CSS at a basic level
Certified On: May 9, 2020

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Chioma Abonyi

Name: Chioma Abonyi Break Diving Level: Recruit Number of Certified Dives: 3 From: Nigeria In: Nigeria

1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?

I decided to pursue this dive in 2019 when I joined an online company – Break Diving, whose activities are based on programming. I wanted to join the team behind the screen and therefore needed to learn HTML and CSS.

2. How Long Did It Take For You To Accomplish This Dive At This Level From The Day You Decided To Pursue It, And Why Did It Take That Long?

It took me more than 5 months to accomplish this dive. At first, I was totally confused as to what it was all about because it all seemed strange. Looking at other people’s code made me feel defeated and unable to catch up.

I also did not have access to a steady internet connection for my learning as I was learning on my own on the web using my phone.

3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

The hardest part of achieving this dive was the constant need to keep practicing each day. Understanding what each tag stands for was difficult. The syntax and semantics were also very difficult. Another difficulty came with learning on my own. Questions that needed to be asked had to be directed to Google or virtual communities where one had to wait to be answered. All these factors could really slow down one’s learning pace and enthusiasm.

4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?

The easiest part of achieving this dive was running the code. The cool breeze that blows when you see your code come to life is exhilarating. Also, talking about code with friends makes you feel like a genius and puts that big grin on your face.

5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?

  • Never give up. Trust me, you will get tired and sometimes frustrated but the joy that comes with running the code and seeing that it works is totally amazing and breathtaking.

  • Keep practicing and learning new code each day. Verify how each bit of code is used. Set little challenges for yourself too like coding a formal letter, resume, or dropdown buttons. It is said that “A drop of rain makes an ocean”, so the little you learn each day is one more step to becoming an amazing programmer.

6. What Are Some Of The Best Resources You Recommend to Those Pursuing This Dive At This Level, And Why Do You Recommend Them? Please Include Relevant Weblinks, If Applicable.

  • I recommend Sololearn because it’s an amazing platform on which to learn and meet new people. Plus, there are challenges set to test one’s knowledge. It also has a code playground where you get to code all that you have learned. 

  • The second would be Sitepoint because they teach using video tutorials which is very beneficial.

Resource 1: Break Diving's H.A.C.K.ers Group - Come to our awesome coding community.

Resource 2: Solo Learn - Learn the basics through Solo Learn.

Resource 3: Sitepoint - Tons of great tutorials and online books here.

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7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).

One of my best adventurous days while pursuing this dive was the day I was coding a dropdown button. It was a new challenge that I set for myself. I started coding at around 11 P.M., searching the web to figure out how to go about it. It was hard because I saw new material and had to understand how it worked. 

And then… it was 3 A.M.! Boom! The creation was done, and boy, it was beautiful! I felt on top of the moon and when I posted my code in the Sololearn community and started getting likes, ooh, I felt accomplished.

Now, I am searching for more challenges and more awesome projects to code. Yeah, I know, the sky is my limit!

8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?

1. I work on the Break Diving coding team. I helped to edit some of the front end features. All staff there verify my HTML and CSS coding abilities.

2. I completed the HTML Fundamentals course on Sololearn

9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?

Yes, I will definitely be pursuing the next level. Why? Well, why not! I love coding and HTML and CSS are the bedrock to becoming a Software Developer.

10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?

No Rules. No Excuses. No Regrets.

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And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Chioma Abonyi is now hereby certified by Break Diving, Inc. as: Coder - HTML/CSS - Level 1. Congratulations ! Thank you for being an inspiration to others!

Certificate number: 38

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