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I'm On YouTube! 🎙️

I will be sharing walkthroughs of how I build features and solve coding issues.

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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...

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Forem Issue Walkthrough

I created a walkthrough video that shows my troubleshooting process when tackling coding issues at work.

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365 Days a Dev: A Review

Some days I can hardly believe it: I have been working as a developer for more than a year! 😱

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When CSS beat Javascript

As a bootcamp-educated developer, I would always feel the pressure to quickly level up to the 'higher' programming languages, and 'graduate' from HTML and CSS.

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How To Ask Someone To Be Your Mentor

Defining the specific outcomes you seek allows your mentor to be more focused and intentional with what they bring to your relationship.

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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...

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Simpler is Better, if it gets the job done

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

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(Don't) Always Trust Your Inner Critic

Overcoming my negative self-talk has been the hardest part of being a second-career developer.

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Working-From-Home with a Sick Child

I'm grateful for the freedom to work at home when my infant is sick, but I don't particularly look forward to it.

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No More 'New To Opensource' Excuses!

After bootcamp, I needed a way to continue coding together with other developers.

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Asking For Help Without Seeming Lazy

One of my responsibilities at work is proving that I'm a good learner, a fast learner and an intelligent inquirer.

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The Non-Cliche Guide To Breaking Into Tech

Given the increase of career-changing developers, taking the time to formulate your best strategy is time well-spent.

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The Blessing of Rejection: Growing Past the 'No'

Once I received interview observations as feedback on my professional profile, and NOT my intrinsic value, I began to hope again.

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Lessons In Agility: My First Dev Team Project

My capstone project was the most rewarding of my bootcamp experience, because it challenged and stretched me the most.

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No Longer The Lone (Coding) Wolf...

Leading up to my bootcamp team’s first stand-up, I found myself trying (and failing) to squelch my insecurities

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What 'Done' Looks like: Test-Driven Development

I aim to become an expert programmer through actually understanding what I’m learning, not memorizing or winging it.

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Ruby As A Second Language

I believed that if I wasn’t “thinking in Ruby” from the get, then my work wasn’t really legit.

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Mentorship: A Safety Net

I wonder how much more accomplished I’d be today had I been proactive about finding and maintaining mentoring relationships.

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Better Code Than Never

I’m a career-switching mother-of-two in the process of becoming a developer.

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