So, to start off this year, I’ve decided to branch out to other programming-related skills! Yes, I love competitive programming, but you can’t live out of prize money 😦
I’ve tried to build an Android app last December. Google hosted a challenge for students, and I was so excited! So I contemplated for days about what kind app to build, and decided to make an app to organize my college life. I listed the features I wanted, ask my friends from various universities about what kind of feature they need, and the plan is ready! 😀
After that, I made a github account (I don’t know what for, but all of my “professional-looking” friends have one so why not? 😛 ) and started coding. A week went by, and I got bored. Not just bored, I’m sick of it. I never want to see it ever again. I mean it’s just sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo boring. It’s too different from competitive programming, where I don’t find the answer to my problem by typing it on Google. It’s like all I ever did was decide what to do next, go find a tutorial, got a problem, google it, read a thousand articles that are remotely similar to my problem, and fix it. Rinse and repeat.
After that I went to hibernation for several weeks. That experience made me rethink about my future career. What will I do if I find “real-life programming” boring? And then I made a plan to just never ever ever do “real life” programming. I just need to find a wealthy husband and live the rest of my life solving programming puzzles. Silly me. 😛
And then the open recruitment for Compfest starts. Last year, Fariskhi a.k.a. the Director of Compfest and kak Bobby a.k.a. the PIC of IT Develeopment recommended me to join the IT Dev team because I was part of the TebakMuka! DreamTeam. So I signed up for it, because why not.
One of the tasks in the open recruitment was to build a webpage about myself. I initially wanted to build a boring webpage containing my biodata, hobbies, achievements and whatnots. But I realized people can find that easily from my LinkedIn and about.me profile. Boring! 😦
Because of that, I decided to fill the webpage with random facts about me, and a little bit about my view of the world. You can download it here. Yes, you can download a webpage. Yes, I am too lazy to buy my own domain and hosting to put my webpage on properly. 😉
And you know what, creating that webpage is actually pretty exciting. WAAAAAAAAAY more fun than my experience with building apps. I guess I just like making pretty things. So, do expect me to create more of those soon, and do wish me luck for the open recruitment. 😀