Failing to run solana rust program because of "failed to obtain package metadata"

I'm new to solana programming with rust and I'm trying to runn the hello world example but I keep getting the below error:

> helloworld@0.0.1 build:program-rust
> cargo build-bpf --manifest-path=./src/program-rust/Cargo.toml --bpf-out-dir=dist/program

Failed to obtain package metadata: `cargo metadata` exited with an error:     Updating index
error: failed to get `borsh` as a dependency of package `solana-bpf-helloworld v0.0.1 (/home/chubix/example-helloworld/src/program-rust)`

Caused by:
  failed to fetch ``

Caused by:
  network failure seems to have happened
  if a proxy or similar is necessary `net.git-fetch-with-cli` may help here

Caused by:
  SSL error: received early EOF; class=Ssl (16); code=Eof (-20)

Solana is very hard to get going. I've made several unsuccessful attempts. However, I did achieve some interaction in one of their Telegram groups. They are also on Discord. So maybe try one of those two?

thank you kevin. As it turns out I was getting the error because my internet connection was slow. I have since been able to build the program after waiting for a few hours. Thank you for bringing my attention to these platforms, i will be sure to check them out.