Category: Atlanta Winter 2016


From Mathematics to Coding

Here I am, another “graduate” of the TTS Code Immersion course (Part-time, of course!). I still cannot believe it myself, but I can assure you my time and effort put into this course was well worth it and a blast to endure (even though it was stressful!). I have taken much away from this experience, […]

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The Lost Boy

Personally I hate the term ‘millennials’ to describe young adults because of the negative connotation associated with it, but I do empathize with some of the sentiments of the lost generation. Especially the whole waking up before noon thing (sadly not joking). One of my greatest fears is wasting my life away in a boring […]

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A Strange, New (Coding) World

I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up: a writer. I achieved that goal and am currently a communications director. This means that on a daily basis, I mainly write, edit, write, edit, write, edit and write some more. When my boss informed me he wanted me to take a web […]

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It’s Never Too Late

Beginning again is never that easy, especially the older I get.  But there are times in each of our lives when we are faced with a challenge that causes us to do just that, begin again. In my case, that meant making an extreme pivot from my life of relative simplicity centered on family and […]

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I Suppose You’re Wondering

I discovered a passion for programming about four or five months after I got my bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta. I had studied to be a registered nurse, but in the end that profession wasn’t for me. Honestly, it never was the profession for me, and pushing through it anyway left me […]

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An Epic, Thoughtful Blog Post by Yours Truly (a.k.a Yovel Johns)

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas A. Edison This post is about how I have re-framed thinking about two concepts that strike fear in the hearts of many: success and failure. My name is Yovel. I live in Seattle. This […]

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From Archaeology to Code: How did I get here?

I consider myself an archaeologist. Every summer for the last four years I’ve gone to work at a series of archeological sites around the Mediterranean (Samothrace, GR; Selinunte, IT; Thebes, GR; Vjose River Valley, AL). During that time I’ve been a graduate student in the Art History department at Emory University focusing on ancient Greek […]

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WEEK 1: DONE, am I dreaming?

Men have walked on the Moon. Dreams are extremely important, for without them, that statement would not a true one. Every man, child, and woman has a dream (or dreams if you’re fancy), whether it is to graduate from high school and make it to college, buy a home, or gain the skills to rule […]

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4 Reasons I Code With TTS

I like to shop, but when I make massive purchases or investments, I’ve learned to always do my homework–and this was especially true for code schools, because I had no connections to the tech world. I did a lot of research on Tech Talent South before I decided to learn to code there. Honestly, none […]

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