Hi everyone, I am Desislava from Bulgaria. I currently live in Madrid, Spain. I am a designer. I began learning how to code by myself because one of my clients wanted an HTML signature design. Back then, I had no idea how to do it, so I began learning some HTML and CSS on my own to get it done.
The whole experience got me very interested in web development. I began playing around with Wordpress using some templates. Later on, I wanted to customize my own templates. I started to fall in love with web development.
"Most people would tell you that they found web development interesting. But, in my case, I think it’s completely opposite. It found me!"
I felt that there’s some gap between what I know and what I want to accomplish, so I wanted to learn more.
Q: Why Altcademy?
I actually saw many learning resources online. Ultimately, I liked Altcademy for being realistic. There are no high hopes or fake promises. Altcademy’s motto really resonates with me – “Learn enough to learn more”. I want to truly understand the fundamentals and expand my knowledge. Altcademy gave me confidence in that. Things kinda clicked!
I want to complement whatever I am doing with coding. Altcademy doesn’t require me to change my career, but I can still keep improving myself. In-person bootcamp is usually time-demanding, and I want to work full-time. Altcademy is extremely well-structured with logical exercises. I want to fill up basic knowledge first. I also get very excited about getting things to work.
Q: What are you working on now?
I am working on my portfolio website. I am familiar with graphic design with motions, so it was natural for me to add animations on my portfolio website. Check it out here!
Q: What's your long-term goal?
Well, maybe it’s not long-term. I like to get into new things with incremental steps. I want to turn building websites into my core workload and competency. I think having a designer background gives me an edge and advantage too.
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