Women Who Code

Week 6, Day 1: Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You

December 5, 2016

Today, we talked about forms in React. And practiced more React-y stuff. The more important part of the day was that I stood up in front of people, talked, and was slightly less terrified than I am when I see a spider! But we’ll get to that in a second. First, the React stuff: Application state vs. UI/local state. Sometimes, we know ahead of time that some kinds of state are going to be localized to a particular area of our app – state like form data, timers, small animations, etc.

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Node.js Interactive North America 2016

November 30, 2016

Thanks to Women Who Code, I was given a ticket to Node.js Interactive North America, “the marquee event for JavaScript developers, companies that rely on Node.js, and the vendors that support both of these constituents.” The two days covered a wide spectrum of aspects and use cases for Node.js and its ecosystem. In the opening keynotes alone, we heard from a wide variety of speakers and corresponding organizations. (The following list is not completely inclusive.

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My First Hackathon: React, Git, and Working with Developers

October 24, 2016

This weekend was a big weekend for me. Here’s a shortlist of what I achieved: Made my first real pull request (and my second, and my third) Made my first open source contribution(s) Sort-of learned React Understood what a back-end developer actually does Created a semi-functional full-stack application from scratch with a small team Coded so much that my brain hurt by the end of the weekend Met some really, really cool people Ate a lot of tacos I did all this, and more, at Women Who Code Austin’s Second Annual Austin Diversity Hackathon.

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