Hey! I am Tiia and you are here to learn about how I stumbled into programming thanks to the pandemic.
Little Tiia tried to be friends with computers
To be fair, it's not quite true. I wanted to program since I was a teenager and learned about the existence of computers. I even tried to get into the programming classes in our middle school but was sent away because I was the only girl who applied and the teachers didn't think a girl was healthy for a male-only environment. So I took the L and went into the photography classes instead (it was my second choice, so I enjoyed it).
Between middle school Tiia and adult Tiia are now a few years and I did work subconsciously in tech a lot of times. I worked in archeology but my main job was measuring the excavation sites and visualizing the data into maps.
Later I set up CMS for customers for a few years and after that, I even worked as a Tech Journalist and blogger. But most of that was covering the hardware part of things.
Then the pandemic started
What to expect
In this blog, you will not find smart tutorials on how to do things. I will most likely be the person, reading your smart blogs about how to do things. BUT instead, you will find the programming journey of a neurodiverse girl, that loves dinosaurs and uses programming to procrastinate the pandemic.