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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

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

Great Reason Why Coding Should Replace Foreign Language As A Requirement In Schools

This is the technology, created by Waverly Labs, I’ve been warning my fellow educators was coming. This all but eliminates the need for foreign language as a requirement in schools. Being 21st century ready demands that’s students 2nd language be some form of programming language. Appropriate technology education is the only way to ensure student’s … Continue reading Great Reason Why Coding Should Replace Foreign Language As A Requirement In Schools

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

Coding Challenge – Multiples of 3 and 5

Python ”’ Multiples of 3 and 5: Example: If we list all the natural numbers below 10 that are multiples of 3 or 5, we get 3, 5, 6 and 9. The sum of these multiples is 23. Challenge: Find the sum of all the multiples of 3 or 5 below 1000. ”’ multiples_of_3 = … Continue reading Coding Challenge – Multiples of 3 and 5

Coding Challenge – 99 Bottles of Beer

Python # version 1 bottles_of_beer = 100 for each_bottle in range(99): bottles_of_beer = bottles_of_beer – 1 bottles_left = bottles_of_beer -1 print “%r bottles of beer on the wall,\n %r bottles of beer.\n Take 1 down, pass it around,\n %r bottles of beer on the wall.” % (bottles_of_beer, bottles_of_beer, bottles_left) # version 2 bottles_of_beer = 100 … Continue reading Coding Challenge – 99 Bottles of Beer

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

​ Stack Overflow for Newbies

As I meet others who are new to coding, it has become painfully clear that a lot of newbies are doing themselves a disservice in their learning because of their fear of Stack Overflow. I have to admit, that it took me some time to add this resource to my toolbox but it was not … Continue reading ​ Stack Overflow for Newbies

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