it's a year of intense financial and time investments
it's a year of exploration and uncertainty, but extremely fulfilling learning
it's a year of learning how to analyze, prototype, think like, and be productive like a developer
it's a year in review since the 6th annual crunchies ceremony, a life changing event
- May Completed 12 weeks of +Coding Dojo and presented 3 projects on demo day. First to obtain a black belt certification
- October 2013 Startup School 2013 Y Combinator, live tweeted and attended
- Working at Codecademy.com round 1 support
- Working at Codecademy.com round 2 curriculum
- Cracked the developer code and got a free ticket to Angel Hack Silicon Valley, felt so good, proven my worthiness as a developer in training
- Deloitte Technology Trend 2013 Annual Report contributor
- April Attendee of Lean In presentation and book signing with +Sheryl Sandberg and Stanford women leaders at the Facebook HQ
- Events: Attendee of April 2013 HTML5 Developer Conference, Google DevFest at Google HQ
- Crowdfund raised $455 on GoFundMe for programming education. Why the CrowdFunding? No.1 reason is motivation. I have "angel investors" to answer to. I have to tell them about my progress. At times, I help with their tech projects, as an unpaid consultant: I advised on product, CSS, prototyping, building product, bootcamp ... It's a lot of fun, a sense of community, and responsibility. This blog post is one of those updates. It's about strength. And at one point, programming education does accumulate to a scary amount.
- The Crunchies 2012: for the first time, I was nervous about public speaking. I spoke well about business, strategy and consulting, but never about programming. I was humbled and delighted by the overwhelming support from this expert coding and entrepreneurial community. I will never forget people stopping me in hallways afterwards, and telling me how awesome it is that I have started to learn coding. People were there to meet like-minded people. That came first, awards were nice bonuses, frosting on the cake.
- Learn to Code is like a video game with tons of boss levels but no final boss, it's a journey, and this journey is far from over. All this post is saying is that I didn't drop the ball after 5 minutes of fame. I really like hacking. I have been doing a lot of that after the Crunchies in 2012 and throughout 2013.
Press, Writings and Discussions on beginner coding and bootcamps:
- +Women 2.0 The Wonderful Quest of a New Programmer
- +VentureBeat +Jolie O'Dell Meet Dilys Sun, the Codecademy Girl at the Crunchies
- +Fast Company Become an iOS Developer in 8 Weeks, the Truth Behind Hack Schools
- +VentureBeat Celebrate Women Hackers 2013 (I'm truly humbled, see my pledge at the bottom of the page)
- +TechCrunch 3 minute highlight of the 6th Annual Crunchies Award, a promo for the 7th in February
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- Girls Develop It
- +General Assembly
- May Meeting +Natasha Murashev Natasha the Robot talk about developer career, life, community, and bootcamps. Natasha is an author writes a blog!
- Write about Hack Reactor, a local bootcamp, also published guest post by Tony, a co-founder of +Hack Reactor
- Girl Geek Dinner - +Eventbrite , HP, +Klout , +eBay
- Codecademy.com, Treehouse, Code School
- Skype feedback session and updates with Michael, Founder of +Coding Dojo
Workshops, Classes, Pair Programming Sessions:
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