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1. When and Why Did You Decide to Pursue This Dive At This Level? What was your inspiration and motivation?
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?
3. What Was The Hardest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
4. What Was The Easiest Part About Achieving This Particular Dive Level?
5. What Is Your Advice For Someone Who Is Pursuing This Dive And Level?
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.
Resource 1: Break Diving's H.A.C.K.ers Group - Come and join this supportive group here at Break Diving.
Resource 2: W3Schools - A great place to learn all things coding.
Resource 3: Free Code Cam-p - Many people get started here.
Resource 4: CodEcademy - They have both free and paid options.
Resource 5: Mozilla Developer Network - Learn about HTML here.
7. Tell Us A Story Of One Of Your Adventures While Pursuing This Dive (At This Level).
I remember trying my hand a couple of times. The first time I enrolled, I took up a Python tutorial at Coursera. I figured it was a great way to start. But lo and behold, as I watched the lessons the harder and harder it got and I eventually gave up.
Then I stumbled upon Codecademy and began anew. It was a very user-friendly tutorial. But I can’t remember at what point did I cease finishing the course. I think the main reason I stopped was that it was difficult for me to follow through due to an erratic schedule because I had a full-time job back then.
Then the pandemic happened. I discovered I had more time on my hands because my wife had to work from home which means I had at least 3 hours to spend studying. That was when I told myself that it was now or never so late last year I began Freecodecamp and the Mozilla tutorial.
Earlier this year I had a chance to join a free online coding bootcamp and although it was not suited for total beginners, the experience of being self-taught and working remotely with a team further strengthened my resolve to be a competent web developer.
After the bootcamp, I searched for a way to practice my new skills and that was when I chanced upon Break Diving. I quickly joined the community because it also aligned with my values and desire to help others find meaning in their lives. I hope that soon I will move on from HTML and CSS and become a skillful developer sooner rather than later. It’s never too late to learn new stuff.
8. What Evidence Did You Submit to Prove You Met the Requirements for This Dive and Level?
9. Will You Be Pursuing The Next Level For This Dive? If Yes, Why? If Not, Why Not?
10. What is the Break Diver's Creed?
And having made this post, and provided adequate evidence to the dive committee, Ferds Guiang 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: 81
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