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The Help Me Code Club — My Forum Baby!

Hey guys!

So, I wanted to dedicated at least one blog entry to all of my sites (except this one cause I have an “about” page for a reason) but I wanted to do the website individually. With that said, this blog post is (as you’ve guessed… LOL I mean read… teehee) about The Help Me Code Club aka my forum baby! <3

This is a forum that is near and dear to my heart because it is something that I am really passionate about. It is for helping people learn to code as well as put up websites and once they get their websites, maintaining them by gaining visitors, members, etc. It is something that I came up with after deciding what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I want to be a Computer Teacher but most importantly someone who teaches people to code. 🙂 I’m not as fluent with coding as I hope to be before I start doing this as my job but for now, I feel like this is the best thing I could have. I plan to keep this website for the rest of my life and watch it grow and blossom from the small site that it is right now.

I plan to get my Bachelor’s in Education (most likely Elementary Education) and then go back for my Master’s in Computer Science as well as any other Computer degree’s I feel like I need to be proficient as a computer teacher inside and outside the classroom. I also plan to host a club or some kind of class where anyone of all ages can learn about the computer from the most basics (Word, Typing, etc.) to the more advanced (C++, Python, etc.) This was something I came up with just now and I am loving the idea already. <3 You have no idea how much I love knowing exactly what I want to do in my life.

Anyway, this forum is still looking for people to design for Credits (forum money) or Real Money as well as people to help moderate as well as members to post around. I would really appreciate it if you had an interest at all in Computer Science that you would join my club. It would help me a lot even if you did simply post around. 🙂

I’m also thinking about adding a staff of people (including myself) that write tutorials or articles to help people come to the site. I’m still discussing this with my staff but for now I will be writing the tutorials and posting them. I provide support via the tutorials as well. If you have any ideas for some tutorials, leave me a comment below. I could use all of the ideas that I could get. 🙂 I have at least 10 ideas in the works (a few require me to learn JavaScript & more advanced PHP first) but I could always use more inspiration. 🙂

If you are wondering what script I am running my forum with, I am using Invision Power Board from Invision Power Services. I have it renewed all of the way up to February 2015 as I am hoping to upgrade to IPB 4.0 when it comes out and all of my applications & themes are upgraded. I hope that doesn’t mean me upgrading again….but if it does, it is worth it because IPB 4.0 looks great! <3

Please visit the site and tell me what you think. I would LOVE to hear your criticism. 🙂

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5 replies

  1. I love your site even though i am a very novice at HTML..

  2. I actually start school next week.. I’m taking JavaScript and User Experience & Multimedia Design courses. Sounds like you know what you want to do! Right now I’m just getting a Web Developer Certificate because it’s something I like to do and would love to learn more.

  3. That sounds like a wonderful idea! As a coding newbie myself, I’m not much help getting it off the ground, but a forum for questions would be great.

    Another Beautiful Thing

  4. It’s such an awesome thing that you’ve designed a forum just to help others code! I wish I were tech saavy at all, but coding is not quite my forte. I suppose it’s people like me that will benefit off your forum (:
    And I can only imagine how caring of a person you are–your passion lies in helping others. We need more people like you in this world! Best of luck with all your sites (:

  5. I took a look at the site and I must say it looks fantastic! This will greatly help those that want to have a community to go to that they know they can ask for help. Myself, I am really tech savvy but when it got to the part of actually coding things…I kinda drew the line as my mind kinda blew into tiny shards.
    However good luck to you and I hope the site grows! 😀

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