DIARY OF A TECH NEWBIE by Rachel Abidemi Issac

2 min readMay 5, 2021


My journey as a tech newbie has not been a walk in the park, but somehow I have been enjoying the new phase. It’s been 9 days since I started my UI/UX Design and Frontend Development journey at Univelcity and so far I have improved from an ordinary Insurer with no basic knowledge of coding, to someone that knows about USER EXPERIENCE, HTML, and CSS to an extent.

Attending Univelcity is one of the best things that happened to me. You’re wondering why?

  • First of, the environment is very conducive for learning.
  • The instructors are well grounded and nice.
  • The staffs are super sweet and friendly.
  • There is free internet connection.
  • And guess what else? There is free lunch. How amazing is that? (lol I know I’m a foodie).

I am particularly fascinated by our study of User Experience. My instructor (Sir Kay) has made me understand that for you to be a good Product Designer you have to understand the intricacies of User Experience. Take note that User Experience is the experience gotten from using the product. It is quite important because it is the chance you have as a product owner to fulfill your user’s needs. It is that avenue for you to provide memorable experiences that will keep your users loyal to your product or brand. Additionally, a meaningful User Experience allows you to define customer journeys on your product that are most conducive to business success.

Now let’s move to my Frontend class, Mr Michael makes coding so easy, I have learnt a lot about html, from the <head></head>, <body></body>, <p></p>, <a></a>, <img>, <span></span>, <h1></h1> and so many more; pardon me if these sounds and looks like jargons to you, that’s my personal jargons. In my CSS class, we learnt about the different types of CSS, CSS selectors , how to use fonts, colors, margin, padding, bother radius, input, class, id and so on.

I struggle with it sometimes but I am catching up and I know by the time I’m done with my programme , I’ll be a good Frontend Engineer. I won’t give up.

Watch The Space.

Rachel Abidemi Issac




Univelcity is a tech academy designed to accelerate the growth of tech talent in Africa (A = V/T) by offering accelerated and immersive courses.