How Ciara Went From Poor College Student to Self-Taught Meteor Developer

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Ciara Burkett is a self-taught Meteor developer. But more than that, she is helping others learn how to build with the Meteor framework. However, unlike some of the other women I have featured on Learn to Code With Me, Ciara didn’t have an early start at coding.

Despite a love for computers as a child, it took Ciara years to actually start learning how to code. And when she did begin in 2009, it wasn’t even on her own computer for she didn’t have one at the time.

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5 Personality Traits Every New Programmer Should Have

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Are there personality traits that can make one better equipped to be a programmer than others?

The following guest post by Chris Kite looks at just that. Chris is a self-taught programmer/entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience.

In the following article Chris talks about five computer programmer personality traits that helped him become a successful programmer. Check it out and enjoy!

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My first taste of programming came in the year 2000.

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Pre-Coding Bootcamp: Q&A with Sydney Sisters

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It’s no secret that coding bootcamps are hot right now.

So, I thought it would be fun to do a “before and after” piece, looking at an individual pre-bootcamp and then post-bootcamp.

As it turns out, I found two people – Australian twin sisters Jacqui and Angela Mikulasev. At the time I am writing this, these sisters have just begun their immersive web development bootcamp with General Assembly (GA) in Sydney.

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CodeHS: Bringing Computer Science to the Classroom

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CodeHS is spreading CS curriculum to high school classrooms across the country. However, CodeHS is more than just an online course for students. The CodeHS program also acts as a teaching aid, support system, grade tracker, and much more.

But, before continuing, I must mention that this review is different from the others. While I’ve personally completed all the other courses and tutorials I review on Learn to Code With Me, I simply can’t replicate the classroom setting to fully immerse myself in the CodeHS curriculum.

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Learn About Text Editors In Five Minutes Or Less

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As a coder, finding a text editor that works for you is critical. You’ll be spending tons of time working in it, so get cozy.

For those just getting started and wondering about text editors, why they’re important and which to use – keep reading.

What is a text editor?

The formal definition is: “A text editor is a type of program used for editing plain text files.”

Essentially, a text editor is a program on you computer that allows you to create and edit a range of programming language files.

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