Favorite Style Resources

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Now that I have been working and learning about web development for a couple of years, I feel like I have a large number of bookmarks in various places that are my go-to resources for developing.  This blog post is my attempt to put  all of my style resources in one location.  The next time I am looking for something, … Read More

Resources for Learning Algorithms

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Now that I have finished with my bootcamp program , it is time to find a job.  The one thing that I am most nervous about is facing the technical interviews.  This is an area where bootcamp graduates are at a disadvantage because there just isn’t enough time to teach you everything that you need to know. My days have … Read More

Big O Notation

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Introduction I have officially graduated from The Flatiron School’s online program. YEAH!! While this is super exciting, it is also somewhat frightening as I now need to focus on my ultimate goal of getting a job as a web developer.  In order to prepare myself for technical interviews, I have begun to study algorithms and am reading the book Cracking the … Read More

Cover-to-Cover AngularJS Project

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I have finally met the requirements for my final project in the Flatiron School’s online program.  This one was by far my most challenging portfolio project.  For the project, I chose to create an online book club.  The app has an AngularJS front-end, using version 1.5 and a Rails back-end using version 5.0.  I feel like my learning has grown … Read More

Lift Off!

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    The site that I have been working on for the last few months is finally finished and went live today!   For this project I took their existing website and rewrote it to be responsive to different screen sizes.  I also developed the WordPress backend so that in the future they can modify content themselves.  It was a … Read More

Day 32: Do you hear crickets?

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I have been very quiet on here lately… That is because I finally have a real project that I am working on! It is an unpaid volunteer project that I found through CatchaFire. I am working with a nonprofit organization to make their current website responsive and create a WordPress theme that will allow them to manage their own content. … Read More

Day 24: Special Offer

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I would really like to begin adding some projects into my portfolio.  To jumpstart the process, I am offering to develop a website using WordPress for only $100. If you are interested in learning more, please complete the contact form below and we can work out the details.  This offer is valid for the first 10 people to respond!

Day 20: Bring in da Funk

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There is no other way to describe today.  I am in a funk.  I have tried to start about a million different things and keep putting everything aside.  I have worked on my cover letter, gone to CodeSchool, Codecademy, Udemy, worked on my Javascript, the list could go on and on… I just can’t get myself motivated to do anything … Read More

Day 19: Highs and Lows

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Today was one of those days of feeling ultimate exhilaration when something goes well and then heading to the polar opposite when I ran into problems. I have been plugging away at my portfolio site and got my CSS to do exactly what I wanted it to!  It felt really great to figure out some rather complicated CSS, but when … Read More