Tag Archives: JavaScript

A Dream Come True…ScotlandJS 

Last week I had the opportunity and the privilege to present at the ScotlandJS conference in Edinburgh. As someone who is rather new to the tech scene, speaking at my first technical conference is a big deal. Let me be clear, this trip included many firsts for me. My first technology conference as a presenter. … Continue reading A Dream Come True…ScotlandJS 

ScotlandJS Interview with Kim Crayton

I will be speaking at my first technology conference next week. Follow this link to read my interview 🙂 ScotlandJS Interview With Kim Crayton

The Story of JavaScript – Scope

Scope: Where a variable is available in your code There was a neighborhood (lexical environment), we’ll call it Lex Town, where community was valued above all else. This neighborhood was designed so that the families (functions) who lived there would work as a collective in order to ensure that they all would thrive. Each family was … Continue reading The Story of JavaScript – Scope

The Story of JavaScript – Lexical Environments

Ok, I’m trying something new. I learn best when I can relate what I’m learning to something I already know. So I will be writing a series of “The Story of JavaScript” posts as I refocus on learning how JavaScript works. I welcome any POSITIVE feedback that helps me better grasp these important concepts. Lexical Environments: … Continue reading The Story of JavaScript – Lexical Environments

Stop Lying To Newbies

Since deciding that I wanted to learn to code, well-meaning people within the community have been lying to me. Hell, let’s be honest, it was these same untruths that led me to the decision in the first place. It’s the same lie that has newbies flocking to bootcamps, hackathons, and diving into free and paid … Continue reading Stop Lying To Newbies

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