code like a girl

I’ve been a developer for six weeks.

These are the code school skills I actually use.In December 2016 I finished the Front-End Engineering program at The Iron Yard in Salt Lake City. In January I was offered a job and in February I started that job. So what did I learn in bootcamp that’s helped me daily?How to read codeI used to beat myself up constantly for being able to read code and understand what it’s doing, but not being able to write it myself. And then I...

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JavaScript thoroughly. JavaScript and repeat.

This won’t be a ‘thoughts from week 4 of bootcamp’ post, because I have no thoughts left in my head.There is only JavaScript.If the thing I’m trying to think about is not JavaScript, my brain is just not interested, thank you very much.The hour-long journey to and from campus every day has become a blur. Some days I cannot remember if I walked the final two miles or took Trax. Spans of time the length of entire workdays pass...

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Searching out victories

They warn you to be okay with being uncomfortable. You read a hundred blog posts that say the same. YOU RETWEET QUOTES ABOUT IT. You think to yourself, “It’s part of why I’m doing this, because I was too comfortable in my previous life — I was getting too stagnant.” But no…you have no idea.No idea what it will be like to go from having every answer you need, from being queen of your domain, from feeling good about...

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On risk

That thing where you get the final, legit notice that your financing for a coding bootcamp has been approved and you think to yourself, “Dear lord, this is really happening!?” Yeah, that.Last night I sat at Whiskey Street with my love, drinking cocktails and catching Pokemon. Just across the way stood the building where said coding bootcamp will be starting in two short weeks. I stared at it. I tweeted about how this is the...