My Journey through the Google Africa Challenge Scholarship
I have always liked Udacity. I constantly visit it to learn one or two things on ICT subjects. I will always make a stop at Front End Web Development Course and scroll down to the payment section of the page. I will always watch the price from my Lenovo G50 PC and imagine ways I can raise the money to pay for the fee.
It has always been my dream to be a “website developer” and little did I know that it is known as Front-End Web Development.
I was elated and excited when after applying for Google Africa Challenge Scholarship, I got a mail telling me that I am now part of the program. I started as a novice, but this challenge scholarship showed me a path and a programmer’s mindset.
At the beginning, I was overwhelmed by what my course mates where doing, I notice many was not just beginners like me, but Pro. But with Slack, it is impossible to be overwhelmed for long because someone is always there to help you out. I enjoyed the slack room and the help and support from both my colleagues, slack mentors and regional mentor @Valentine.
I made new friends, rich network and a community that supports me. Today, I am no longer a beginner Programmer, with the Google Africa Challenge Scholarship, I am now very confident with my ability to face challenges that had to do with Web Development and also I now know the importance of participating in community networks. Above all, I can now “own my learning”.
Thank you #Udacity, thank you #Andela, thank you #Google, thank you @Valentine, Thank @ALC_Enugu, thank you.
It was with happiness, I receive the Front End Nano-degree scholarship.