I'm Junghwa Yang, a self-motivated Full-stack Software Engineer using MERN stack living in beautiful Sydney. ๐Ÿ I enjoy building software that makes our lives better and I love solving problems that challenge me.

This site is my digital garden ๐ŸŒฑ, a collection of the things I have learned during my journey to become a full-stack developer from scratch without a CS degree. When I learn something, I usually take digital notes that I can summarize in my words, and whenever I need them, I come back to those notes and learn again from past me.

My Story

I'm from a Business and Accounting background, and while working as an accountant, I learned coding as a hobby at first, and I fell in love with programming. At some point, I decided to dive into it seriously and pursue my passion. And now I'm happier with my career than ever before. ๐Ÿฅฐ

I studied Data Science first as I love math and number things and worked as a data scientist for a year. To deal with data, I felt the need to know about server-side programming and started learning gradually. And I found more interest in software development, so I started a new journey again to become a back-end developer. And after learning front-end skills to build this website, I love front-end as well, so... I thought why not be a full-stack? I LOVE web development! Let me be more ambitious. ๐Ÿ˜œ

I'm 100% self-taught and I have huge eager and thirst for new knowledge and experiences. One lesson I learned through this journey is that I could learn new things very quickly and how to find resources to learn and make them mine.

While Iโ€™m not coding or in front of the screen, you can find me dancing in Zumba class ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป, playing Badminton ๐Ÿธ, working out ๐Ÿ’ช, trekking in nature โ›ฐ, drinking beer ๐Ÿบ, or Somaek (mixed with soju and beer) or traveling around the world ๐ŸŒ.

Countries I've visited

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