I first dabbled in code in 2015, and became convinced that the tech industry wasn't for "people like me". After much encouragement from friends and colleagues, I got back to it in 2018, started with the freeCodeCamp "Responsive Web Design" certification and never looked back.
Programming has become the thing I am *most* passionate about, and the thing I now cannot imagine *not* doing. I love working with diverse teams to solve complex problems that help people live better lives through tech.
During my time as a fully remote student at Flatiron, I started a local meetup group that I called "Code Cafe NJ", which served as a way to socialize and network with other local coders.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US, we took Code Cafe fully online, and now have a thriving Discord server with over 100 active members. We host impromptu digital meetups, and provide a welcoming community for coders of all kinds.
July 10th, 2020
After nearly two years of studying and learning, I was finally starting to not feel so much like a "beginner" or a "newbie" at programming. I've built…
July 3rd, 2020
So, this week I meant to put up the next post in my MERN stack project series, but I realized that I was leaving out a huge part of the project…
June 19th, 2020
Previously in this series we walked through setting up your first Express server , and then setting up the beginnings of an Express API with…