My Technical Writing Journey.

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Ifeoma Udu
ยทJun 11, 2022ยท

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My Technical Writing Journey.

Table of contents

  • Introduction.
  • ASUU-Cation.
  • She Code Africa UNN Chapter Boot Camp 1.0.
  • Technical writing Experience.

Introduction.

Its 2022!.

Final year๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ, the year I finally finish my schooling at UNN (University of Nigeria Nsukka), right?

Siggggggggggggh ๐Ÿ˜ฅ!.

School is in session, Iโ€™m halfway through the semester, and ASUU happens.

ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) routinely goes on strike; at this point, it is part of a federal university student's experience in Nigeria. Are you even a Nigerian Federal University student if you dont experience the ASUU strike?

ASUU-Cation.

So, when the ASUU-Cation (ASUU strike holiday) began on February 14th, 2022, I remained in school for a month to sort out some school stuff (Clearance) and get them out of the way, so that I wouldn't be overloaded when school returns.

March arrives, and I collect my belongings and return to Lagos. I'm finally home, and with no looming schoolwork to keep me occupied, I continue working on my final year project and decide to utilize the vacation to learn the Python Programming language.

Prior to the strike, a tech community I belong to at my school, She Code Africa, advertised a collaboration scholarship opportunity between DevCareer and Progate on their Whatsapp platform for those who wished to get started in the tech industry.

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I applied for it, received it, and began learning Python programming via the progate app. So, during this holiday, I concentrated on my python studying because I need it for my project; I finished the python course on the progate app and moved on to learn Django and python web programming on Udemy.

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She Code Africa UNN Chapter Boot Camp 1.0.

While wrapping up the Django course, She Code Africa UNN Chapter announced that they would be organizing their first ever boot camp from May 16th to June 16th.

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With the following tracks:

  • Frontend Development,
  • UI/UX Design, and
  • Technical Writing.

    Technical writing Experience.

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I was extremely interested in the boot camp's technical writing track since I blog a little bit, primarily raving about my experiences and whatnot on medium and I had never really written anything tech related, so I was like "let's see, what this is about?".

I had a great time, we met virtually on Google Meet every Tuesday for the trainings.

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Our first meeting was on May 17th, when we chatted with @CynthiaPeter, who described what technical writing was, offered us pointers on technical writing, and what platforms such as Hashnode and Medium we could use for our writings, as well as design tools such as Canva for designing our blog covers, and so on.

We were also given our first assignment, which was to write an article about The Importance of Joining a Tech Community.

While doing my research for my article, I learned a lot about Communities. We met the following Tuesday for assessment and correction on our work, and I was pretty nervous because I was writing professionally for the first time and having someone evaluate my work for the first time ๐Ÿ˜‚.

Anyway, my article was examined, and I made some errors that were corrected. So I took my corrections and applied them to the article, as well as what I had learned so far to the articles we were given to write.

Here are links to all of the articles I've published while taking part in this boot camp.

  1. The Importance of Joining a Tech Community.
  2. Understanding the Metaverse.
  3. Understanding Search Optimization.

Finally, I'm grateful to the She Code Africa UNN Chapter for this incredible experience, and I'll be utilizing what I've learned thus far in my future work.

Thank you for reading and please leave a like, follow, comment, and share with your friends and family. See you in my next post. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ!!!.

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