Category: Charlotte Summer 2016


Suspension of Disbelief

I won’t lie, this class is tough for me and not a natural fit for my persona. It’s fast-paced and sometimes dizzying and it takes a mindset of perseverance that must carry me well past these initial weeks of learning foundational coding. However, from personal experience, I remind myself of the fact that people develop […]

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Undoing and Redoing

Before I learned to code, I learned to knit. The two activities have a lot in common. Knitting has a limited number of stitches; coding, a limited number of commands. With these limited blocks, people build massive projects with a dizzying array of possibilities. Both start with easy projects that are easy indeed and progress […]

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Stepping into the Role of a Student

It has been some time since I have been a student. Since my college graduation in Spring 2012, I have been teaching high school science and, despite being around students 10 months out of the year, I have (apparently) forgotten what it is like to be one. In a word, the experience has been very […]

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Week 3 – I Think I Can Do This!

This might sound dramatic, but I can honestly say that Tech Talent South has already been a life changing experience – and we are only three weeks in. I came into the program only knowing some HTML, CSS, and a little bit of Java (mostly from my college computer science courses). In my University classes, […]

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