๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Web developer/mom who nerds out over semantic HTML and can totally center a div ๐Ÿ’— Values empathy and compassion ๐ŸŽ‰ Overuses emoji ๐Ÿ‘‹ she/her

St. Augustine, Florida
Joined December 2008
๐Ÿฅณ #100DaysOfCode Day 100/100! ๐Ÿงฉ Wrapped up the challenge with 5 more Codewars kata! I'm thrilled to reach the finish line, and so thankful for the experience and the wonderful folks I've met. The journey doesn't stop here - this weekend I'm brainstorming round 2! ๐ŸŽ‰
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More Round 1 #100DaysOfCode Reflection: What was most frustrating to me about the challenge? 1) This may seem obvious, but 100 days is a long time ๐Ÿ˜‚ My schedule varied wildly, so I was never able to build a consistent routine that typically helps me get more done.
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2) I eventually ran out of ideas for what to cover next. My initial progression was straightforward - Vanilla JS, then Node/Mongo, then React. But once I covered the basics and built a project in each I wasnโ€™t sure where to go from there. Better planning would have helped here!
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Takeaways: For round 2, Iโ€™ll create a roadmap of what Iโ€™d like to cover, adding more than I feel Iโ€™ll need in case I move faster than expected. Iโ€™ll also create a coding โ€œmenu,โ€ so I can choose a daily activity depending on how much time and energy I have available ๐Ÿ‘
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This! Anki is an amazing (free!) piece of software - building up a deck and taking 10 minutes to run through it daily really helps concepts stick in your brain. Itโ€™s the only reason I remember what a closure is! ๐Ÿ˜‚
Are you always Googling functions + commands even though you've been through them 100 times? Try downloading Anki + use it to build up your own personal deck of study cards for the language you are learning. This article inspired me to start last year: sive.rs/srs
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๐Ÿง Itโ€™s #100DaysOfCode reflection time! First up: What did I learn during my 100 Days? 1) Project-based learning is really effective for me. Thereโ€™s nothing like building things, breaking them, and learning to fix issues (big and small!) to cement concepts in your mind!
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2) Doing a little bit (almost!) every day was really helpful in building my coding muscles ๐Ÿ’ช Even if it was just completing a single Codewars kata or watching a YouTube video, interacting daily with code helped me retain and reinforce what I was learning.
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3) I really enjoy working with JavaScript and React. I had a strong CSS and HTML background, so I already leaned toward front-end, but my 100 Days reinforced that preference. That being said, learning how to create APIs with Node and Mongo made me feel like a wizard! ๐Ÿ”ฎ
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Sadly I didnโ€™t get around to planning round 2 of #100DaysofCode over the weekendโ€ฆand from the looks of things I may not be able to do it this week either ๐Ÿ˜ญ Maybe Iโ€™ll just keep grinding out Codewars in the meantime? ๐Ÿค” Some additional reflection time may not be a bad thingโ€ฆ
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๐ŸงฉWant to get started with Codewars? After signing up, use these search settings to jump straight to the easiest, most popular kata: - Sort By: Popularity - Progress: Kata I have not trained on - Difficulty: 8kyu codewars.com/kata/search/javโ€ฆ
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#100DaysOfCode 99/100: It feels so nice to be making progress again! Knocked out 5 more Codewars kata and happy to see I'm coming up with the top solution more often. Think Iโ€™ll make the move to Leetcode soon...
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๐ŸŽ‰ Back on my #100DaysOfCode game for day 98! After being stuck for a couple of weeks, I decided to leave the YOLO game behind (for now!) and continued on my 100 Days journey by completing 5 kata on Codewars. And I learned a new JS string method - endsWith()!
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๐Ÿค” I just canโ€™t seem to finish my last #100DaysOfCode React testing project! I dread sitting down to work on itโ€ฆI think I lost interest after finishing the actual testing part ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Tips for pushing through or should I leave it for now and move on to something new?
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Nice perspective from Mike - one of my favorite parts of tech Twitter is watching folks build in public!
5 ways you can build in public. โšก #buildinpublic has been a great way to participate in the tech twitter community. Gain an audience while building for them! A thread. ๐Ÿงต๐Ÿ‘‡
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This Semantic HTML primer from @codinglayla has it all - emojis ๐Ÿ˜, gifs and a ๐Ÿ”ฅ flowchart for quickly running through your element options before reaching for a <div>! laylacodes.hashnode.dev/whatโ€ฆ
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Love this post about blogging from @planet_katie, especially the advice to write primarily for yourself to solidify what you're learning! codeeverydamnday.com/blog/whโ€ฆ
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๐Ÿ˜ I find color psychology so fascinating - thanks for sharing this great resource, George!
๐Ÿ”ฅ Color Psychology cheat sheet
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