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Welcome to Coding Newbie!  For those of you that are visiting for the first time, allow me to explain what this site is all about.  I am teaching myself programming from the ground up, and I would like to share this experience with you all.  In the time I have dedicated to learning programming thus far, I’ve seen first hand that it isn’t easy by any stretch.  Knowing this, I couldn’t help but think that I wasn’t the only one out there that had struggled.  That was when I decided to make this website and dedicate it to drawing in all those coding newbies from around the world.  I have high hopes that the community founded by this website will inspire and motivate each and every one of you to continue pushing on with your studies.

Now, a quick bit about myself:  That guy in the picture is me, Adam Schmidt.  I am the proud founder of Coding Newbie.  I am a 25-year-old sailor in the United States Navy.  My Navy occupation is to operate and maintain the NATO Seasparrow Missile System.  Despite the hours being long and the underway periods painful, I am grateful that the Navy has helped me support my family thus far.  When I’m not working on the website I’m usually tending to my two daughter’s seemingly infinite list of needs (with pleasure, of course) with my wife, Elaine, or fixing up the house in one way or another.

I’m looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you.  If you’d like to tag along in my educational journey, please head on over to my blog!

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With the addition of my tutorial series, I have made the decision to invest a decent amount of money right off the bat on a quality mic and professional screen capture software.  I don’t want you guys to be trying to learn while having to deal with crappy audio or video quality.  With that in mind, those of you that feel that you have truly benefited from my tutorials or from the Coding Newbie community and want to give back, I’ve included a donate button below.  All money donated will go towards better equipment, website upgrades, hosting fees, and better software.  Regardless, I appreciate each and everyone of you guys (and gals).  Every time I get a message or an E-mail it makes it all worth while. :)