Learning to Code: Week 28

"On the job ready thing, don't feel like you have to wait until you are fully confident, or you may never do it. I've bit off jobs on things that I had never done before and forced myself to learn and deliver."

"On the what to say in an interview when you're stuck.  Never bullshit an answer. If you don't know, say you don't know. If you think you might know, but misunderstand the question, ask clarifying questions. If there was something that you knew, but misunderstand at the time, you can email the person back later. I did that on an interview once, and the follow up interaction started a great conversation."

Learning to Code: Week 27

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. She spoke at Connect.Tech

Says there was zero job search support for her from HR!! But she got 3 job offers within two months of finishing.

Learning to Code: Week 26

My tour of Hack Reactor was the only scheduled professional tour I had actually. There were a lot more people than I expected (10 maybe). Had time after the interview to ask more questions. I asked a lot of questions. Everyone except one other guy left when the first part was over. Split into three floors with two groups of Juniors/Seniors on one floor. The other two groups on another.

Cohorts run every 7 weeks. Payment is due 14 days before the start date of cohort (in full). The middle floor is for lectures/staff/parties. They reimburse gym fees (not anymore). They have a kitchen and free flowing coffee. This was the largest space out of all we visited.

Learning to Code: Week 25

Closures are still very confusing to me because every example I’ve seen so far I’ve been able to rewrite WITHOUT a closure and it works just fine, so I see absolutely no reason to use them on these simple examples, and no lessons so far have explained WHY they are needed.
I feel that it is a much more advanced technique to use variables outside of a function’s scope, but I can’t follow the advanced examples I see, and the very simple examples that use closures don’t need them! Arghhhh