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Investing In the Future of Technology

Atlanta, Seattle, and Chicago are Desperate for Software Engineers, says Job Search Firm The above headline is nothing new to me and others learning to code in the Atlanta-area. It’s actually the leading reason that caused me to decide to shift my focus from learning to code to bridging the gap between Atlanta’s tech community … Continue reading Investing In the Future of Technology

An Object By Any Other Name Would Still Be ConfusingĀ 

I’ve spent all of last week trying to wrap my mind around Object Oriented Programming in general and in Python specifically and here are my notes: Everything in Python is an Object! Strings are objects, Dictionaries are objects, Lists are objects, Integers are objects…get the picture? Objects: are copies of classes which contain attributes and … Continue reading An Object By Any Other Name Would Still Be ConfusingĀ 

Refactor: Highest and Lowest Number

Python Original: numbers_list = [] highest = 0 lowest = None print “Please enter a number: ” numbers = raw_input(“> “) try: numbers = int(numbers) except: numbers = -1 numbers_list.append(numbers) def test(next_number): try: next_number = int(next_number) except: next_number = num new_number() else: numbers_list.append(int(next_number)) def done(): print “Here’s a list of the numbers you entered: %r” … Continue reading Refactor: Highest and Lowest Number

Overcoming the Challenges of Mentoring

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

Coming Soon – Jr. Dev Mentoring

Let me begin by saying that this is a passion project for me. It was inspired by my last post: Lessons In JavaScript – Stop Lying To Newbies. Writing that post reignited a flame in me of the importance of ongoing, intentional mentorship in leveling up ones skills and tacit knowledge. The guiding hand of … Continue reading Coming Soon – Jr. Dev Mentoring