In late 2019, I was introduced to the C language as a freshman module.
I was so astounded by the idea of being able to communicate more directly with the computer.
This was where my passion for programming started. So casually spent the next few months practicing C/C++ languages for the fun of it.
In the early 2020, we were hit by the pandemic that would change everything and give me an entirely different direction.
Due to obvious reasons, the world embraced the digital transformation at an expedited pace, remimagining technology's critical role in how we learn, work and live.
But at the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic illuminated the long-standing issue, the digital divide.
While countries that were ahead in technology quickly redeemed themselves by operating via the internet with efficiency,
countries like mine that were lower in digital operation continued to sink further and life became harder.
I decided then to learn web development and merge it with the technical analytic skills I was getting from statistics,
to develop more accurate and specific digital solutions that are based on data to uplift the statuses of whichever communities I were to live in, in the future,
this became my new purpose.
I’m a firm believer in the growth mindset concept, and that “life is not about finding yourself, but about creating yourself” (George Bernard Shaw).