Hello World

Hello World

No matter what coding course you take the very first topic and challenge will always be “Hello World”. I took that first step some months ago. The course on Udemy called Coding for Beginners 1: You Can Learn to Code! The course started with lessons building code in Scratch. Scratch is a great tool for young people starting in coding. Of course it’s also a great place for anyone to start. From Scratch you move to Python. Python is currently one of the most in demand programming languages. I completed that course in April of 2020. My coding journey had begun but it would have to be put on hold.

Stay at Home

During the two weeks turned into one year of the Covid work from home I was able to take some additional courses. The courses were primarily geared to help with my actual real-world job that pays me actual real-world money. The first course I took was Adobe InDesign CC – Essentials Training Course with Daniel Walter Scott. I wanted to create our annual report at work, in house, and needed a program compatible with our printer. It was a great course and I look forward to taking more of Daniel’s courses; also the annual report came out great!

By the time we went back to the office full time I had also completed Ultimate Adobe Photoshop Training: From Beginner to Pro and Build Responsive Real-World Websites with HTML and CSS. With my design courses now helping with day to day stuff it was time to get back to coding.

Welcome to the Academy

About a year ago I came across Zenva Academy. Zenva’s subscription model intrigued me and there was a lot to learn. This was the first time I came across a curriculum. I bought the subscription and began the Unity Game Development Mini-Degree.

Completing “Create Your First 3D Game in Unity” was an eye opening moment. It was then that I realized I could really do this; although I am very early in the process but I’m excited to already have a game prototype. You can try out the game on itch.io right now. Eventually I’d love to see this game released on Steam, that’s where I’m headed and I hope you’ll come along for the journey.

Until then, Hello World, here I come!

Update March 3, 2022

In an effort to keep this journey up to date I’ve decided to do updates!  I’m happy to report I’m still excited to be using Zenva however my prototype fizzled out.  The game is still very much in development and hopefully one day it will be my first major release.  As of right now however it has gone through a few changes and currently remains “In Development”.


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Graduated from Penn State in 1998 with a Bachelors in Marketing. Worked at The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton PA for 13 years.

In January of 2015 I started working for Jewish Family Service in Scranton, PA for a new position as Coordinator of Marketing and Development.

In 2016 I acquired my Social Media Certification through Hootsuite, In 2020 I was Certified in Blackbaud eTapestry, and in 2022 I obtained the Community Manager Certification from Facebook.

Over the past two years I have been taking courses in drawing and design, computer programming and learning to play the guitar.


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