I was born and went to school in a small town in the north Kazakhstan. In the junior classes we were told about algorithms and we built simple block-schemes; in high school we studied pascal. I did not show good results in mathematics and computer science (in fact, the results were terrible). But in the computer science classes, I was awakened by a great interest, despite the fact that it still was hard for me. So I decided to continue studying programming in university.
I moved to Chelyabinsk (Russia) to enter the university in a business informatics faculty. There we started to study C#. I did not learn fast enough and gradually my motivation declined. I stopped taking the time to study and started freelancing. I was making simple one-page websites, online stores using popular content management systems and so on, began to study web design. In general, everything i did, did not require fundamental knowledge in programming. With the passage of time, I had the illusion that I had already reached a good level in the front-end. Illusion was dispelled when I went to work in the web studio in the summer as a junior front-end developer. My responsibilities included HTML/CSS coding and development of simple features for the project of our studio using old AngularJS. I began to learn the basics of js and pass lessons on angular in an emergency mode, asked questions to my mentor. I spended all my free time reading js books and passing free angular courses. Then a couple of months later I decided to try myself in entrepreneurship. For 2 years I almost did not return to the code, except for a couple of small IT projects that did not fire.
And after graduation I again noticed the front-end and saw how multifaceted and varied it became. I felt a great desire to return to it again, but more fundamentally, more consciously. I started watching free video lessons about new front-end technologies and realized that I really do not have enough of a fundamental approach or a professional teacher. Of course, the idea to buy paid courses immediately comes to mind, but, unfortunately, I and the country I live in are has not the best economic situation. Taking part in this scholarship will greatly increase my skills and I will be able to avoid many mistakes. I hope it will help me to become a confident specialist, not a junior developer with burning eyes.