FreeCodeCamp - A Fantastic, Free Resource

Most of my time learning to code with online resources involved using paid courses (CS50 being the exception). When I wanted to dive deeper into JavaScript I didn't want to spend more money. This is when I turned to freeCodeCamp. I was aware of freeCodeCamp from my previous research, but at the time the structure […]

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Learning Frontend development with Skillcrush

For the most part, the beginning of my coding journey was focused on the fundamentals of computer programming and as such it dealt with a lot of backend logic and projects. When I restarted my journey back to learning to code I wanted to focus on the more visual side of websites...the frontend. For this, […]

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Decisions, Detours, and Doubts...

When learning something on your own it is easy to let your doubts take over. There are days when it all seems to come together, and there are days when you aren't sure you should continue. At times it becomes easier to listen to the doubts, especially when a new, exciting possibility enters your space. […]

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My Experience with Launch School

After deciding that I wanted to dig into a modern programing language, I had to decide which one and with what online resource. I did a lot of research, and discovered that there are A LOT of options. In the end, I settled on Launch School. While taking the CS50 course online (read more about […]

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My first online course - CS50

I never would have called myself an Ivy League candidate, so I was a little surprised that I decided to give Harvard's CS50 - Introduction to Computer Science a try as my first foray into coding. Harvard offers this course free through edx.org (there are paid options, but at its base it's free), so, I […]

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How did I become a web developer...

If someone would have suggested I think about becoming a web developer 5 years ago I would have thought they were crazy. I grew up with a brother who was good at all things computers and electronics. To me, it was magic that only certain people had the ability to be good at. However, I […]

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