I computer code so much that I even dream about it
For a certain generation of children, the notion of the computer was something completely miraculous. Today, we call that generation the Millennials and it covers basically anyone born between the late 1970’s and goes to the onset of the 1990’s. As a member of that generation, I was one of those children that shared a particular experience. When we were young and growing up, a technology of the IT revolution was still in its infancy.
We spent time in front of the TV; listening to analog stereo devices and answered landline phones, for example. There was not mentioned of the gadget age that we are living in today. Aside from a Walkman or digital watch that came with a calculator. But, there was a murmur in the air so to speak. A notion that something new and exciting is happening. From the perspective of a child’s mind, this change came in the form of strange, boxed devices that included small monitors.
These devices were personal computers and their software packages
At that time, there was no internet and no wide-range of data formats; that now cover things like videos, music and much more. Back then, text and simple graphics were mostly all you got when you turned on a computer. But, because computers were nothing like anything else back then, the same was almost equal to the most wonderful device in the world. When my parents got my brother and me our first computer, I was certain that my heart would explode.
This incredible world of options and possibilities simple spread its wings in our living room and brought endless worlds of imagination with it. Thanks to this kind of an attitude. It is not a big surprise that I chose to become a coder professional. In this domain, I knew I would get my chance to develop my skills of using my brain to make something where there was nothing before.
For this to happen, I only need a computer and some coding software.
From that point on, I can truly create magic with nothing more than my mind and my fingers. After school, I quickly found a job in a web design agency. There, I began working in the back-end database development and management.
From the first day, I knew that this was something that would make stick with computer hours on end. Simply, I was allowed to build my systems of managing data and do it. However, I want, as long as it works. Day by day, hour by hour, I continued to be immersing myself into the domain of coding so much, that I started dreaming about it.. Trying to figure out some problem or potential solution.
But, unlike some people who arrive at this situation, I was not overwhelmed or dismayed by it. Some of my peers felt under a lot of stress in those instances and angst would take the better of them. For me, nothing like this happened and I was completely free of any bad side effects whatsoever. Instead, I was thrilled that for the first time, I have access to the domain of coding like never before. I became immersed in my work completely, resolving database issues like no other senior coder in our company. At one point, I stopped taking breaks or any free days, focusing instead on my skills and abilities as a programmer and coder.
The hard work I was putting into the development of every web design project that came my way was starting to show.
At first, my employers were oblivious of my abilities and where they could take the company. But, after a few months, they slowly began realizing they had something out of the ordinary on their hands. They gave me a bonus and a pay rise, along with a small team that I could manage. I took all of this immediately and returned to the work, more motivated than ever.
But, while I labored there, I slowly started realizing that there was a way how this coding development could be improved. The more I thought about it, the more certain I was that I had a brilliant idea. During the next year, I worked at my job and then worked back home on my projects, often sleeping as little as three hours per night. But, less than two years after I became a coder, I finished a product that was able to bring about a small revolution into the domain of the back-end web design and development.
I created my own small company
I started to sell my solution all over the world using the internet, which made me a millionaire exactly one year after that. Today, I chose to do my coding on a beautiful Caribbean beach, where I live a healthy and gorgeous life. But still, even with the white sands and the beautiful ocean, I often notice that my mind is in the code I love so much because to me, my computer and its software is still a small miracle that allowed me to have all of this.