Three Down. Six to Go!

Wow! It’s already week three of code immersion! It is hard to believe week three of class at TTS has already started. Time seems to fly by, but at the same time we have learned and accomplished so much that it’s hard to believe it has only been two weeks. I am also a student […]

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From US Air Force to Biomedical Equipment to Coding

Hello there! My name is Austin and I am a part time student in the Tech Talent South Code Immersion program. I am originally from Chattanooga Tennessee but came to San Antonio to serve in the US Air Force. I did four years of military service, but got out so I can focus on my […]

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Learning a New Language

Like many students in the United States, I took Spanish classes in middle and high school. I spent years studying flashcards, taking quizzes and doing vocal drills, but less than a decade later, I’m embarrassed by how few terms and phrases I remember. Learning to code through Tech Talent South’s part-time immersion course reminds me […]

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The Struggle is Real… But So Worth It

Today marks the end of four weeks of my intensive coding bootcamp class. That means that I have exactly four more weeks left to go. Yeah! I knew getting into this coding immersion course that I was going to struggle and have those little self-pity parties in the bathroom (we all know those, right?), because […]

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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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I’m a Mom and I Love to Code

My Journey to Learning Code I got my first PC before I had any idea what a computer programmer was. My dad, who worked at IBM at the time, came home one day and dropped a PC Jr. on my desk. It had a slot for a cartridge, and I had no idea what to […]

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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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Moments of Significance

Alisha is enrolled in the Raleigh Summer 2016 Intro to Web Design & Creation program. You know when you get that “a-ha” moment?  The kind where something just clicks and it’s so satisfying?  That has been, by far, my favorite part of embarking on this TTS course.  Now 5 weeks in, I entered the program with […]

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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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