Learning to Code: Week 27 – Reaching Out To People

November 09, 2016

    • Donald Trump is President of America
    • What to say in a CS interview when stuck on a problem?
    • Met with JB today who is a Hack Reactor Remote alum working at CNN Atlanta. Also another woman was there (A) who is just starting the Digital Crafts bootcamp. We spoke for 2.5 hours!
      • She took the Hack Reactor remote program in 2015.
      • Recruiters are very good in ATL. JB knows a few that have placed people she knows.
      • She runs the remote HR FB group
      • Spoke at Connect.Tech
  • Says there was zero job search support for her from HR!!
    • She got 3 job offers within two months of finishing.
    • She was offered a job recently that is +45k what she is making currently (wow)
    • She says I can find a job in ATL no problem.
    • Hack Reactor vs General Assembly vs Digital Crafts (HR is like GA Tech computer science versus another bootcamp that would be like UGA computer science)
    • She’ll always outwork you. (she’s a beast)

  • I had setup a tour of the co-working space Switchyards, but since my tour ran long I was late. I did however get inside and took a quick look. It’s a nice place. Not sure if I would join. Traffic might be a bitch in the morning and evening in that area (next to the SkyView Ferris Wheel)

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November 10, 2016

  • On flight to Rhode Island I didn’t get any wifi with Delta so I read Chapter 5 of Eloquent Javascript. It’s a damn tough chapter.
  • Later I worked through the first three exercises, and I am surprised that I got through them so far. Maybe I am getting better.

November 11, 2016

  • More work on the third exercise on EJ Chapter 5 abstracting out a function.
  • Watching Day 2 of the Frontend Masters course JavaScript: From Fundamentals to Functional JS.
    • Scope
    • Closure
  • List of things yet to do:
    • JavaScript: From Fundamentals to Functional JS
    • Apply for bootcamps
    • Apply for Hack Reactor scholarship
    • JS: Understand the Weird Parts video 48-68
    • Eloquent Javascript Chapter 6
    • Setup Codementor 15m info/test with Dan
    • CodeSchool’s Javascript Best Practices
    • Practical Javascript completion
    • CS50’s Git and Github seminar
    • Upload all my weekly reports to github in .md
    • Change blog to Ghost. Upload all weekly reports as blog posts.
    • Move @craigrodrigues email to Gmail
    • Reach out to even more students and networking
    • More meetups!
    • Get a simple side project or two completed

November 12, 2016

  • None/Working in Rhode Island

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November 13, 2016

  • None/Working in Rhode Island

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November 14, 2016

  • On the plane I did most of Version 10 of Practical Javascript.

November 15, 2016

November 16, 2106

  • Trying Ghost for blogging. Not sold on it.
  • Switched email to gmail so I’ll actually use it.
  • Function JS course
    • Closure exercises
    • Module pattern
    • Higher Order Functions & Call-backs
      • Takes a function as input or…
      • Returns a function as output (think closures)
    • Passing arguments

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