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Yes! I’ve got it! I can’t believe it! I can’t believe that only few months ago I was thinking of ways to subscribe to LiveCode. Only to realise that I wasn’t able to, financially speaking. And just an hour ago, I downloaded the Open Source version and started playing around!

Now, I have no excuses, I must create my first app! I’ve certainly told enough number of people!

I must admit, the learning curve is somewhat steep, to say the least. So, in order to get inspired, I went back to RunRev’s blog and came across the Why Girls Don’t Code article. I can’t really answer the question, which is actually negative. But I can answer why I code. Well, it’s all thanks to my High School teachers! Yep, I can’t mention their names but I owe it to them. My maths teacher in Junior High told me that I was clever enough to go to the ‘top’ maths class, provided I did all the work. When I finally did, my new maths teacher told me that I could enter the national maths competition. On both occasions, it was my teachers who told me I could do it, not me. I was still trying to find myself…

One day, my senior school teacher, took us into a small classroom, full of Apple II’s, all 5 of them! We had to take turns to ‘play’ with them. Yes, I remember my BASIC, and I remember getting excited over a few lines of code. But I think it was what I could do with the code that tickled my fancy.

Few decades later, I can finally begin to really ‘play’ with this magic! I can make a spell! Harry Potter has nothing on this one 😉

How can I thank my school teachers who believed in me? How can I return the ‘magic’? Should I just pass it onto others?

 

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