When I reported to university for my first year, I knew what program I was going to do and I always answered the question “...which program are you planning on doing?” quite well. If by any chance anyone had asked me about the kinds of activities or skills my program contained, that would have been the end of me had it been an admission question. Strangely, in my Secondary Level I had hated computers and anything was concerned with them. Yet, here I was, going to do a Computer Science program. The first week involved Fresher Orientation and was really hard for me, having to be in the computer lab and failing to even power on a computer.
From that time I decided to go on and on without stopping. The day I got my own computer, I wanted to try out everything. I could not stop exploring. I joined the Google Developer Group where I met a lot of people with a lot of experience who had been in the field for long. In all the groups and the people I always talked to I learnt one thing, Computer Technology is not a hard thing to get if you have the interest to learn and the passion for what you do.
When you have that, then the journey can begin, it's a continuous process with exposure, learning, development, new terms and fun all through. I think technology should also be more about making the world a better place, not just having the skills. I got this in the first innovation challenge (Technovation) I was part of. These are events held to encourage technologists come up with technology solutions to problems that are faced by their communities in different sectors like education, health, industries, agriculture and the list is endless.
I do not regret signing up for the program I am offering because through it I have got to learn a lot of awesome stuff and interact with people from different fields. Also, through it, I have got to realize my potential and how I can use the knowledge I have attained to create positive change around and even within me. I believe everyone should embrace technology regardless of their discipline because it cuts across and it makes the world a fun and really awesome place.
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