Programmer’s Manifesto

As a Communication and Digital Studies major, I have had time to reflect on the endeavors that I will embark on after obtaining my Bachelor’s degree. Across a variety of fields that I could potentially engage in, one that would be in demand for programming would be International Communications. This is why I want to learn how to program. It is important to me because I would want to be able to apply my programming skills to perform my job at the best of my abilities. Whether it would be helping specific companies for various countries create and manage websites or simply repairing or revamping their already established sites. The only thing that would make me anxious about learning programming is the possibility that I would forget something small that would inhibit my progress. In this instance, one small flaw could lead to a host of other mistakes which could have a lasting effect on not only me working on the project, but also my image as a programmer, or someone who claims to know something about programming. In order to fix my mistakes and get over my anxiety, I would just work harder to remember the small things and keep persevering. The only way for my learning to remain consistent with the aforementioned values would be for me to work hard to become better at programming. I will have to be diligent and devoted. I would really love to be able to apply whatever programming skills I learn to future jobs and other professional engagements. In the end I think it would be truly rewarding if I could create a website from scratch that is interactive and more than just a display. I would also like to know how to make minor repairs to websites or at least be able to identify problems. I will judge my success by my progress. If I feel that I have made considerable advancements in my programming efforts, I will declare myself successful.