My Ask-Me-Anything Session with CareerKarma

When Timur Meyster, of Career Karma, asked to host an Ask-Me-Anything with their squads, it was a most humbling moment...

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GitHub Mistakes That New Devs Make

In recent weeks, several developers hunting for their first dev job have asked me to review their resumes and/or portfolios...

Oct 28 2019

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My Ask-Me-Anything Session with CareerKarma

When Timur Meyster, of Career Karma, asked to host an Ask-Me-Anything with their squads, it was a most humbling moment...

Nov 06 2019

GitHub Mistakes That New Devs Make

In recent weeks, several developers hunting for their first dev job have asked me to review their resumes and/or portfolios...

Oct 28 2019

Simpler is Better, if it gets the job done

Today at work, my teammate reviewed the following code I had written...

Sep 27 2019

(Don't) Always Trust Your Inner Critic

I am six months into my first dev job, and have had some time to reflect on my experience so far. I don’t think I have ever been this in-tune with and plugged-in to a job; I think it ...

Aug 20 2019

Working-From-Home with a Sick Child

I’m about 5 months into my first job as a developer. Officially, we do not have standard work-from-home days; however, we are allowed to work-from-home due to unplanned and unavoidabl...

Jul 15 2019

Death to the 'New-To-Opensource' Excuse!

As a newly-minted coding bootcamp grad, I was terrified of opensource. During bootcamp, I had tried to configure dev environments for several well-known opensource projects, but that ...

Jul 07 2019

Asking For Help as a Junior Dev, Without Seeming Lazy

One thing I enjoy in my first-ever dev role is the opportunity to learn from the brightest minds and expand my developer skillset. Encountering coding roadblocks and known-unknowns is...

Apr 26 2019

The Non-Cliche Guide To Breaking Into Tech

It took 196 days from the day I completed my online coding bootcamp, to the day I received the letter offering me a Software Engineering position at a large Virginia-based company.

Feb 07 2019

Beyond Arit.Dev

Women Learning To Code 2019

I created an infographic from a survey of women learning to code and yet to land their first dev job.

My Journey Into Tech

When I look back how I pivoted into software engineering, I think: 'I must have been mad!' 😂