Al Sharqiya Kalba TV Experience
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Written by / Mohammad Hajjiri
On the 13th of October, 2022, my school has extended an invitation to me to speak about my programming and coding talents on a private television channel at Al Sharqiya Kalba TV. The experience was truly extraordinary, and I felt privileged to be able to share my expertise with others.
It all began in Grade 9 when I first discovered the world of programming. I remember when my IT teacher introduced us to the concept of creating websites through HTML. At that particular moment in time, we were used to utilizing applications that did the coding for us through an application named by SharePoint Designer by Microsoft, which employed the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) method of editing software. This allowed users to see and edit content in a form that appeared as it would when displayed on a webpage, slide presentation or printed document.
However, during that period, I felt that coding a website was too effortless and there was no challenge when it came to website creation, especially since developers, today, didn't primarily depend on applications that follow the acronym of WYSIWYG. This is when our IT teacher introduced us to the programming language of HTML, also known as Hyper Text Markup Language, which is the standard markup language for creating web pages.
I also discussed the precise definition of the phrase Computer Programming and how it is the way we communicate with computers or machines. By coding, you're giving a computer specific instructions on what actions to take, and through learning how to code, you can tell computers what to do or how to behave in a much more efficient way.
I've decided to put my programming skills into good use by creating a system for my school that allows students to ease their lives when it comes to studying vocabulary words. Our school, usually, assigns us 10 words every week or so and requires us to search for their definition, synonym, antonym, derivatives, and examples of the word in a sentence.
I noticed how it usually takes so much time, therefore, I created a system that does all the work for them, reducing the time it takes to complete the task from almost 30 minutes to almost 7 minutes when it comes to using my vocabulary system.
You can check out the system at https://vocabulary.hamoodihajjiri.com/.