It’s been a long and exciting road of learning how to code. I started my journey years ago trying to teach myself how to program in the python programming language and a few other web development stacks. I started to feel stuck, slowed down by my own inhibitions and in need of some direction and help.

This block in the proverbial road led me to Flatiron School for Software Engineering. I have finally gotten to and completed my first portfolio project that I titled PreFlight Weather. It is a phase 1 CLI project done in the Ruby programming language; one…

Greetings and welcome to my very first ever blog post. I want to start off with a bit of an introduction to myself and my background before we start with why I decided to learn Software Engineering.


My name is RobSm!th and I have always been interested in technology ever since I was a little boy. I would take things apart just to see how it worked only to sometimes never put it back together like it should have. I always loved to make something new, exciting and wanted to learn how to program. Unfortunately my family at the…

Rob Sm!th

A Beginner blogger who loves to program and fly drones. Maybe one day to be a pilot and combine my two loves.

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