Category Archives: Lessons In JavaScript

This is a truthful account on my journey of transitioning from a career in education to becoming a JavaScript programmer and entrepreneur.

Project Based Learning – An Approach for Developing Jr. Devs

Last night I presented my first talk in my new community and I think it went well. Yet as I access it, hindsight being what it is, I only now recognize that talking to them about mentoring is very closely aligned to my work teaching leadership and problem solving skills to young adults. I’ve been … Continue reading Project Based Learning – An Approach for Developing Jr. Devs

Lessons In JavaScript – Why I Like Meteor

As a self-taught newbie, I find that I am often caught up in my head trying to figure out “what to do next?”. Often unsure how to get from point “A” to point “B” let alone, how to develop an entire project from start to finish. Recently, I found myself in yet another cycle of … Continue reading Lessons In JavaScript – Why I Like Meteor

Lessons In JavaScript – Overcoming the Fear of Choosing the “Wrong” Tool

I have spent the last few days running around in circles, chasing my tail, trying to figure out what tool to use to build my first fully functioning application. This is what I knew before hand: I wanted to create a project that had meaning to me. I wanted to create my first full stack application … Continue reading Lessons In JavaScript – Overcoming the Fear of Choosing the “Wrong” Tool

Lessons In JavaScript – How Do You Solve Problems with Code?

YOU DON’T! I love when I have Ah Ha moments. They always seem to come at the very moment when I need to experience a release which skyrockets me to my next evolution of understanding. And the logic of coding solutions to problems is no different. Last night, as I was attending a CodeNewbie Google … Continue reading Lessons In JavaScript – How Do You Solve Problems with Code?

Lessons In JavaScript – Why You Should Hire Me

For those of you who have been following me on my coding journey, you may have figured out that I’ve approached this process from the perspective of “why” not just “how”. Taking this approach to learning is nothing new for me since in every other aspect of my life I believe in going below the … Continue reading Lessons In JavaScript – Why You Should Hire Me

Lessons In JavaScript – Hacker Hours

So last Friday I attended the Atlanta JavaScript Hacker Hours. Let me begin by saying that when I decided to attend, I knew ahead of time that this would be an 88 mile round trip. Let me say next, that it was worth it. From the moment I walked in, I felt welcomed and that … Continue reading Lessons In JavaScript – Hacker Hours

Lessons In JavaScript – Atlanta JavaScript Meetup

YAH! I attended my first coding Meetup last night! As I’ve stated before, I’ve spent a lot of time learning new concepts and now it’s time for me to take this show on the road. After spending way more time than I probably should have deciding which Meetup to attend, I opted for the Atlanta JavaScript Meetup. … Continue reading Lessons In JavaScript – Atlanta JavaScript Meetup

Lessons In JavaScript – WANTED: JavaScript Internship

Enough studying. I’m ready for some on the job training. For those of you who have been reading my posts, you know that I learn best by doing. So I’m ready to do. I want a JavaScript internship with an organization that will support my learning and that will value my contributions as a writer, … Continue reading Lessons In JavaScript – WANTED: JavaScript Internship

Lessons In JavaScript – Project 2

I just completed the second version of my second project: Requirements: Photo Gallery that changes images when you mouseover them. Online appointment scheduling List of services with prices Stylist contact information GitHub: https://github.com/kmcrayton7/hair_stylist_website (branch ver_2) Resources: http://www.sitepoint.com/free-appointment-schedulers/ http://www.supersaas.com/ http://subtlepatterns.com/ http://www.w3schools.com/cssref/pr_background-image.asp http://html-tuts.com/html-photo-gallery-simple-javascript/ http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_navbar.asp http://tympanus.net/Tutorials/BasicReadyToUseCSSStyles/ http://www.freecontactform.com/html_form.php http://css3buttongenerator.com/ http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2156712/how-to-float-3-divs-side-by-side-using-css