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(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

Lessons In Agility: My First Dev Team Project

I recently wrapped up at The Firehose Project. 🎉 With 3 other remote developers, I built a chess application on Rails (with some JavaScript) using Agile Development principles. The 7-...

Sep 03 2018

No Longer The Lone (Coding) Wolf...

I recently started the phase of my bootcamp where students tackle building a complex web application — a chess game — as part of an Agile Development Team.

May 21 2018

What 'Done' Looks like: Test-Driven Development

As part of my current project — building an Instagram-like app called “Grammable” — I’m being introduced to the efficient world of Test-Driven Development. We’re using the RSpec gem t...

Apr 06 2018

Mentorship: A Safety Net

As part of my web development program, I’ve been paired with a fantastic mentor (shout out, Jeremy!). We’ve completed only one session; yet, I want to share on how his mentoring is al...

Feb 19 2018

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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