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Advice To New Developers From Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski

I recently listened to an episode of Syntax where Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski give their advice to new developers. They're both two of my favorite coding teachers and this was a good one to listen to. Here are some of my notes from the episode. I only cover a few things they said, so if you want to…

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3 Myths About Programming

Myth 1) You're bad at programming so it's not meant for you.  For most of us, when we start coding we quickly realize how hard it is. We  begin to think that we're bad at programming and that it's just not for us. However, learning to program is much like learning to write or learning any other…

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A Few Crazy Wonderful Things About My Mom

1) She bought Madisonkanna.com when I was 10 years old. How many moms got their children's names as domains when they were 10? She saw the value of having your own domain name, so she got mine to save for me for over a decade. This is just the kind of thing my mom does. For as long as I can remember…

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Notes on the Basecs Podcast Episode 1: Bits, Binary, and Bytes

The basecs podcast is about computer science basics and based on Vaidehi Joshi's base.cs blog series. It's a fun series to listen to if you're interested in computer science and it's friendly to beginners. When you hear about bits or bytes you hear people say, "It's all just ones and zeros." But…

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What 4 Months of Public School Taught Me About Conformity and Finding Your True Self

Do you remember your first day of school? I do. I was 17 years old.I recall clutching the navy blue backpack secured around my shoulders like a life vest. Before that day, I’d been homeschooled my entire life. I hadn’t even attended the first grade. As a Homeschooler (as we called ourselves in the…

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