Django React Redux Searches

Mar 27, 2017

The goal is to create a hobby board that connects people with similar hobbies and locations.


My Style of Matching Style and Function

Oct 07, 2016

This week we learned Angular, with a To Do webpage as our individual project. While learning more about Angular, I am also learning more about myself as a web developer. I found that before I could dive into the To Do program, I first needed to search for existing to do applications. I wanted to see what others considered important to include as well as the general layout and feel of the application. This search was in addition to the requirements of the project. While I understood the requirements, I needed a visible representation of my goal.


Branching Out and Django Users

Sep 30, 2016

We are continuing with Django this week. This class is pushing me to new levels of online presence I had never expected. We started the class by signing up for Trello, Slack, StackOverflow, and GitHub. Before starting class, it was an introvert’s challenge for me to just slack a link to my GitHub page, much less post a non-prework comment.


Introduction to Django: Our First Week

Sep 23, 2016

This week, we started Django. I am mostly impressed with its power. It is surprising how much is built into this framework and easily accessible.


Flask: A First Marriage of Coding Languages

Sep 16, 2016

Having recently been to my sister’s wedding, I can appreciate this week’s marriage of HTML, CSS, and Python via Flask.


Object Oriented Programming: Being a Good Project Manager

Sep 09, 2016

Python classes and object oriented programming (OOP) have been some of the hardest concepts thus far to fully understand. Just when I feel like I am getting closer to understanding, I learn more about OOP and have to rethink everything I know. That being said, what Matt said today combined with Nick’s help from yesterday are starting to come together into a more refined concept of classes and the strengths of OOP.


Struggle Leads to Deep Learning, but Only After Asking for Help

Sep 02, 2016

I am learning more every day to stop and ask for help. Often, in bootcamp, if I am struggling with a new concept, so are others.


A Peacock Necklace and JavaScript

Aug 26, 2016


My First Week of Bootcamp

Aug 24, 2016

I was an analytical chemist (think CSI for printers) for almost nine years. I enjoyed some aspects, but felt under-challenged by others. While I enjoyed solving problems, repairing instruments, and teaching colleagues, I enjoyed creative and innovative ventures even more.