2017: Another Year in Code Review
2017 was a year, that’s for sure. But it was also a pretty amazing year for me, so I thought I’d share it. I wrote a similar blog post last year to summarise my first year of really digging in to learn to code, but this year I jumped so far ahead.
GovHack, Baby GovHack
Last week I participated in my first GovHack! I registered the day before and I wasn’t sure whether I would join in, but I went along on the Friday night for the opening and very quickly I was included in a long standing team of Hobart friends. I’m really grateful they let me join in, they’re a well oiled GovHack machine.
Final CFA project - Jules' Wardrobe
Last week was my final week of classes with Coder Academy (previously known as Coder Factory Academy) and on Friday we all presented our final projects. The variety was pretty outstanding, from VR galleries to warehouse scanners to restaurant buzzers and React dashboards - I was really proud of all my fellow classmates, we’ve come so far! I wanted to write a quick post about my project - Jules’ Wardrobe.
Linking Rails, Postgresql, Rspec and Travis CI
One of the things we’re encouraged to do at Coder Factory Academy is - if we find a solution to something that isn’t widely documented, write it up!
Coder Factory Academy - One Term Down
Term one of Coder Factory is done and dusted! We’re currently on a week break, and my classmates are variously recovering, sleeping, and even still going into class to study. I have been playing with my Arduino (a seperate post is in the works for that).
Coder Factory Academy - Weeks 3 and 4
I actually cannot believe a month has gone by already. What a ride! We’re now four weeks in to our Coder Factory adventure and at this point I’m starting to worry that’s it’s going by too quickly. I mean, I suppose it’s a pretty awesome situation - I’m not working for (at least) six months and I get to dedicate my time to honing my coding craft and hanging out with a bunch of cool devs-to-be - so it’s maybe not surprising that the time is flying. It was my birthday last week and my classmates were really lovely and celebrated with me - I got cake!
A New Adventure at Coder Factory Academy
In January this year I finally decided that it was time to be serious about getting a job as a developer. I’d spent 2016 taste testing whether tech is for me, and turns out, yep, we’re made for each other. I’d started applying for jobs, but I’d also kept my eye on Coder Factory Academy. I knew that they had Women in Tech scholarships for women entering their Fast Track accredited Diploma of Software Development course, and when applications opened I decided to apply.
2016: A Year in Code Review
2016 was a big year for everyone it seems, and it was an especially big year for me in my code adventure. I went from being very hesitant about my skills to someone who is ready to be a junior developer for real. So while I finish off the last of the Christmas pavlova, I thought I’d look back on my year in code.
Jekyll and Github pages
Since starting my adventure in learning to code, I’d been meaning to make a blog to document some of the things I’ve been learning - difficulties, lessons, achievements. Now it will also include some of the meetups I’ve been attending, as I’m realising more and more than networking and communities are going to be just as important in making me into a well rounded developer as technical skills.
Girl Geek Dinners: Power in Teams
On Tuesday night I went to the Girl Geek Sydney meetup at DiUS, with a presentation by Caoilte Dunne how individuals wield power in teams, and how to deal with this, particularly in meetings.
Hackathon advice from a first timer
About a month ago I attended my first ever hackathon, She Hacks 2016. And won a prize!
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