What was your first coding project (no-code counts)?

Gabe Perez
53 replies
What was your first project and how did you get started? Curious how makers get started in their journey and learn the skills they need to create something. Any advice for makers who have an idea but don't know where to start in the building journey?

Replies

My first business was related to online games. It was in 2004, when game producers didn't use pay for win model as they do now. My business model was very simple: pay for game subscription, configure bot, which mine ingame gold and sell for real money. It was 4 years journey, during this time I learned programming, web development and ad. I don't think this experience is actual any more. I shared it for demonstrate not-uniq idea: "find your passion, it is a key to grow and success". It is actual any time, but I don't know how exactly find your passion.
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
@nikita_galkin thanks for sharing and that's a cool story! Something similar can be done with exploring games in the metaverse on the blockchain :) As for passion~ I guess we have to stay curious and we'll know once we find it.
Share
My first project actually began when I was very young. I had started writing small scripts and programs to get used to what I was actually doing. Fast forward 14-ish years, I have begun working on my actually first project with a business model and product. For those who are newly looking into creating something, I would highly recommend just exploring the area first. Find tutorials on how to create examples that are similar to what you want to make. And keep doing this. If you can't find education through school, education through experience and practice is the next best thing. Also, my favorite motivator is knowing that failing often is better because then you learn more for next time.
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
@hans_husurianto1 Awesome Hans~ thanks for sharing. Going off tutorials to learn how to create a copy is a great first step, def agree.
Share
Hi Iโ€™m claire
My first business is all about online selling hahahaha
Share
Software developer, Computer hardware
My first project actually began when I was very young. I had started writing small scripts and programs to get used to what I was actually doing. I have begun working on my actually first project with a business model and product.
Share
Digital Marketing Specialist
My first coding project was "Making a website using HTML code".
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
Always ready to accept your challenge๐Ÿ™‚
My first coding project was "making a website by using php code"
Share
i am a professional digital marketer
My first coding project was "Making a website using HTML code".
Share
Brickspace Lab
Back in the day one of the first big things I made was a custom Tumblr theme. Was able to learn a lot and got featured in the Tumblr theme store
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
@_tomki that's pretty cool!
Share
Founder @ Workflow86
My first project was data analysis and modelling using Python - I had taught myself how to code during downtime when working as a management consultant. My advice would be get started now because you just need a few hours a week to develop some potentially life-changing skills. Whether its learning how to code, or via the many great no-code tools out there, it's never been easier for non-technical people to turn ideas into software.
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
@aaron_tran2 that's a good use of downtown and also inspiring. No-code right now is a brilliant way to get things off the ground.
Digital correspondent and consultant
My FIRST project for was for the Illinois State History fair back in (gasp) 1993. I made the Al Capone Quiz game that won state honors on a now defunct software and computer. LOL.
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
@prsarahevans I kinda want to play this now. How do we find this v i n t a g e tech TT__TT
Digital correspondent and consultant
@gabe__perez LOL. I think it's everyone's best interest, that the floppy disk is never seen again. ;)
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
@prsarahevans DED Going to need one of these
I am feeling proud because i m Muslim
I was tried to learn html coding but i can't catch it. So sad for that.
Share
I am feeling proud because i m Muslim
Thanks ferdous vai
Share
Always ready to accept your challenge๐Ÿ™‚
@bayazid_bustami Most welcome, Don't be worry. Just focus on HTML. And try your best to learn it.
Share
Trying to be Self-Taught ML Engineer
Printing prime number with Python :)
Share
CEO, #nocode Academy
I was trying to build a platform for live shows crowdfunding. Image you love some artist, however, they seem to never play a show in your city - you just start a campaign and invite other fans to "buy" a ticket in advance when there're no dates, venue etc. I was a complete beginner so had to learn a lot: coding, analytics, management etc. The thing that really helped me was the university startup accelerator - they forced me to read "Lean startup" and "Mom's test" and that was at some point the most valuable thing to me back there.
Share
Founder @asyncgo
For me it was copying BASIC programs out of books onto my Commodore VIC-20. Starting that close to the metal helped me all throughout my life and career.
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
@j4yav oh man, what at time. For those that don't know
Share
Building Fun Tools with Code and NoCode
Before I made www.workbreakhq.com I made a software directory based on a template, no code. Highly recommend building something that isnt your โ€œbig ideaโ€ but something that you can learn from, and templates are a great way to learn no-code.
Share
Community @Genies ๐Ÿ‘ฝ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ––
@eveningloop much agree, templates help break things down nicely.
I love photography
My first coding project was making a website by using HTML code
Share
Part of WPCache Team ๐Ÿš€
My first project was to create a registration page for a game server decades ago. Started off with videos on Youtube, forums, and Googling for HTML, CSS, and finally PHP tutorials. It was also then I realised I'd prefer coding than gaming. Especially, learning new languages and then, "wow, it works.".
Share
Vijay Kumar
I am a veteran in food and beverage industry, started learning Python and then Django about an year and a half ago. I started with a simple blog application, converted that blog into listing site for food and beverage industry, where industry professionals can put their products, machines etc. Added few more applicattions into that site and still figuring out as to how I can add value by providing a platform where like minded professionals can add, share and enrich relevant content. A work in progress at the moment https://www.foodbevhub.com.au/ma...
Niche Research Tools Creator
I built a developer productivity tool. It was a horrible mix of a Perl script glued onto a VB6 GUI. But it was fast, had few competitors and I sold over $100,000 of them. Lessons learnt: code quality makes very little difference as long as your product "does what it says on the tin". Also the best way to learn how to code is to find a project that achieves some objective that is important in your life. For example after being cruelly made redundant I vowed never to be 100% reliant on somebody else for my income.