Ugh, people suck. I’m sorry you’re even having to consider this.
Yeah it’s pretty ridiculous that anyone should consider it. And like, at least with my name you could deduce that I’m white and it’s still a fairly common name so I’m still at an advantage. The fact that people are turned down for jobs or housing or loans or any slew of things because of their names is infuriating.
this piece goes out to everyone who helped me in large & small ways with regards to my most recent large endeavor. from encouragement & “liking” to advice and other forms of support, it all helped. and–i got the job. this is a big deal. i’ll now be using my degree, making better cheddar, more involved in the community in which i live, and my office is an easy walk from my apartment.
I have not taken advantage but Rushkoff keeps plugging courses like these: codecademy.com (maybe too basic though?)
third time codecademy has come up. shall be going in that direction first. plus the raspberry pi manual.
basic is good, as the last time i did any programming was in BASIC.
rushkoff is the reason i’d been toying with the idea of learning to code a bit. just needed something a little more personal & specific for the motivation.
thanks! (and thanks to the others who’ve replied.)