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What you are most proud of from the past 3 months in the Challenge course?

One, being chosen

I was always a little intimidated by JavaScript when I first started using it in 1995. The e-commerce startup company I was working at bet the farm on Java over JavaScript. They built their core product, a shopping cart, using Java not JavaScript. At that time JavaScript had a pretty bad reputation in the firm. And that sentiment about JavaScript has lingered with me all this time until I completed this course.

JavaScript has really come a long way since 1995.

This course forced me to confront my fears head on. I think the recent changes brought upon by ES6 really make JavaScript a much more elegant programming language.

This course was not easy for me. I am basically a self taught programmer. Sure I know a thing or two but this course really ran me through paces. There were lots of gaps in my knowledge.

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2017 Devember hackathon

Everybody should learn to code. If this sounds strange to you, try to imagine the people that fought against illiteracy, not much time ago. Probably their ideas sounded strange to many, back then. Nowadays, having quite won against illiteracy, we face a new form of it: code illiteracy. People that don’t know how to code are code illiterate. Code literacy enables a great power, a power of freedom.

Like reading and writing, coding can ( and has to! ) be fun. Through coding you can craft interactive creations, a unique and powerful medium. Being able to code you can think about something and give it life. Coding is awesome. And it’s quite simple, at its basics.
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Free Ruby on Rails Workshop at NYCDA


Free Ruby on Rails Workshop for Women in New York. Photo credit: Together Visuals

This workshop focus will be on developing functional web apps and programming in Ruby. Held on September 9 and 10th at The New York Code + Design Academy located in financial district of lower Manhattan.

RailsBridge NYC works to increase diversity in tech by putting on awesome free events.

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Vagrant for local and team WordPress Development

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Giving a talk at WordCamp NYC 2016 on Sunday, July 17th from 12:50. This talk will explain the features, benefits and advantages of Vagrant, why it is so awesome and how you can get up and running quickly. Vagrant is a great piece of software that creates reproducible and portable virtual machines which can be used as web servers for local WordPress testing environments. Vagrant is a tool for managing virtual machines – creating a programmatic way create and configure virtual machines that mimic an application’s production environment.

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Local Ruby on Rails Development using Virtual Machines

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Developing locally is one of the best things that can happen to web developers. Not only does it let you dispense with upload/download times, you can create as many projects as you want, work with real domains locally and generally speed up everything you do.

The presentation will be given on 2016-07-10 from 10:00 to 11:00 at Rails Camp NYC at the United Nations Secretariat Building, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017.

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