“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”
— Jim Rohn
First steps

First steps

Welcome to my first step in writing about anything and everything that comes to mind. 

My last day of my fellowship at MakerSquare was yesterday. If you don't know what MakerSquare is, it's a school for software engineering in San Francisco. A twelve week, 66 hours a week immersive program that teaches the skills to become a web developer(a coding bootcamp). I can honestly say that MakerSquare has changed my life for the better in so many ways. I've grown, not only as a developer, but also as a person in the 6 months(including fellowship) that I've been at MKS.

MKS was probably the most difficult and rewarding experience I've ever had in my life. There were times when I left school at night with tears in my eyes, thinking if I've made some huge mistake trying to become a software engineer. There were times when I beat myself down so hard because I couldn't debug my code. And then there were times when I could just sit back and feel proud of everything I've accomplished. MKS took me on a whirlwind of emotions that dropped me flat on my face, but also rose me above the cloud where I could see the sun. 

From MKS, I've learned that I can adapt. I can pick up technologies that I've never used before and implement them in my code. I've learned that I'm a much stronger person than I thought I was, and that frustration will pass but the experience I've gained from that frustration will carry on.

I know that this post is a little bit everywhere, but I wanted to dedicate my first post to the people from MKS that helped me change my life forever. I wanted to just throw my thoughts onto the page in it's purest form.


Thank you so much MKS team for being my rock throughout these 6 months. You all have been such a blessing, and I'm so proud that I was able to go from learning from everyone to working alongside each and every one of you.

If anyone has any questions about MakerSquare, I'd be happy to tell you anything I can about their program. The best way to contact me is through email: kcongvan@gmail.com.


Thanks for stopping by for my first post, I promise it won't all be about MKS :>

The beginning of a long road

The beginning of a long road