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@gSchool Week 10

Following a recent assessment to gauge progress toward becoming full-time developers, our class reviewed intentions moving forward. Instructor Jeff Dean set forth a plan based on ‘Theory of Constraints’ (TOC) from a book entitled ‘The Goal’. Per Wikipedia, “TOC is a management paradigm … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 8

One-third of the way through gSchool and counting…. Early on the gSchool journey, a commenter posted that the extreme amount of learning in a condensed time frame seems to get the better of programming bootcamp students resulting in a sharp drop-off of … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 4

Today marked the end of a month of study at gSchool. It is shocking how quickly the time is slipping past. Studies this week included testing using Capybara implemented in a Sinatra app and reading an early access copy of  Corey Haines‘ excellent book … Continue reading

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Consequences

An unfortunate consequence of laser focus is that I will neglect to sleep. “Just a little bit more, and then I’ll go to sleep” the story goes. Two hours pass… then another hour. “Just ONE last thing, and then I’ll … Continue reading

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Online Portfolio!

Inspired by @JenniferDewalt who’s building 180 websites in 180 days, I determined this weekend to complete an online portfolio of my Adobe Flash and Photoshop work. Once the domain name was purchased and I’d dealt with setting up the ftp (a real pain … Continue reading

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Never Too Late

Being able to dedicate concentrated hours a day for study easily is the largest impetus for searching out a coding bootcamp. The idea of having a versed roadmap as a guide and the support of a dynamic learning environment… it’s … Continue reading

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Learning to Dance with Code

In the absence of excellence, sometimes perseverance leads to beauty. Here’s to witnessing those efforts in the meantime. May the spirit of the dancer inspire and lead me to a world beyond “hello”.

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