I just want to preface this blog post by saying that I’m going to talk about some stuff that makes it seem like I’m bragging about myself. I’m not. I hate bragging about myself and I dislike hearing other people brag about themselves, so I just wanted to be clear about that 🙂 I’m going to … Continue reading How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
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Wow, the year has gotten away from me! This school year has been much less chaotic compared to last year, but still, teaching a full day and then coming home to code for a few hours really keeps you busy. Not to mention we just had a baby!! Monroe says hello! So … Continue reading Updates!
(This was an answer to one of my coding assignments. List one pro and con of the popular concept of Release Early, Release Often) Releasing early and often seems to be the way to go lately when pushing out tech products. The idea is to release a minimal version that provides basic functionality and then … Continue reading Release Early, Release Often
From everything I’ve read, they say picking where to start in your journey of “learning to code” is the hardest part. For me, that was SO true. There’s so much information available on the internet, so many opinions, so much data that you have to consider. How much $$ will I make if I learn … Continue reading Decisions, Decisions: How I Finally Chose My First Programming Language
I’ve been teaching for 5 years now. I think I have one more in me, but after that, it’s on to the tech world. Why make such a drastic change? Well, for me, it doesn’t seem all that drastic. I’ve been messing with electronics and computers since I was a kid. I remember one Christmas … Continue reading My Transition from Teaching to Programming
Here's my latest proud accomplishment. First, I created a successful fetch and pulled the top news articles from Hacker News. Then I reorganized my JS a bit and pulled 2 other websites! Here's my HackerNews clone: https://codepen.io/mouten57/full/erxRew And here's my second codepen that pulls tops news from 3 different servers. I actually keep it on my … Continue reading FETCH!
Been cruisin' so far...ran into a lesson that stretched my comfort zone and almost made me smash my computer so I thought I'd share. Here was my target: (looks simple, I know) And here's what I came up with: my codepen I personally like my version better! lol I'm tired. Ta-ta for now... -Matt
Well, I signed up for Bloc.io bootcamp. It's good for 8 months of instruction and I'm pretty freaking excited about it. I'm going to supplement it with a Udemy Course and hopefully I'll be closer to getting a web dev job in the near future. I really went back and forth several times before finally … Continue reading Front End Bootcamp
I've been working on solving Python problems and some are really starting to come naturally (HOORAY!). There were a few that I had to cheat and look up how to solve them, but most them I was able to figure out on my own (again, HOORAY!). All of the ones I'm showing you today are … Continue reading Solving Problems …..
"Create a function that takes in a string and returns a string with every even letter uppercase and every odd letter lowercase." This one threw me for a loop. I worked on it for a long time before I finally figured out what to do. I tried this: def myfunc(string): for letter in string: if … Continue reading sKyScRaPeR challenge