…and how not too be too hard on yourself

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Sleep…

To have a healthy sleep routine is a dream (no pun intended). As adults we all strive to go to sleep and wake up the next morning refreshed and ready to take on the day. If you already have a good sleep routine then good for you. If you don’t… you may want to think about having a fixed schedule. When I first started my bootcamp it was definitely I struggled with. I was going to sleep whenever, and waking up whenever. …


an easy and straightforward html introduction.

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What is HTML?

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language. It’s the standard markup language for creating web pages. HTML works to describe the structure of a web page. Think about what one of your favorite web pages looks like. Whats the hierarchy? Is there a main header? Maybe a body section? If so whats written within these sections of the web page. Thats where HTML comes into play. It’s essentially a language used in documents designed to be displayed in a web browser.

Elements — are a type of HTML document component. Really…


how to instill the material you're learning long-term

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Memorizing patterns. In some cases learning from patterns could be useful, however are you really learning or just memorizing patterns you’ve seen before. This learning style could either be a pro or con to ones learning process. I am no stranger to learning from pattern and iteration. During my bootcamp I had a tendency of learning from pattern instead of learning the purpose of what I was coding. It took trial and error for me to realize what I was subconsciously doing. …


the guide I wish I had.

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I have an Associates degree in Fine Arts, and a B.F.A in Architectural Design. It goes without saying that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing when I decided to make a career switch. Not just any career switch, but a switch into becoming a full-stack web developer. I can tell you how to become an architect, or how to start a career in the arts. Tech however, was a completely different ball park.

First and foremost I want to be very clear — it is NEVER too late to start a…


So, you’ve just started Javascript in your programming bootcamp. It’s the first day of JS lecture, and you have no idea what DOM is. Your instructor is explaining it and for some reason it’s just not clicking for you. No worries, Im here to give you a quick and simple definition of what DOM really is. No big fancy code vocabulary here. Just simple and quick. The sooner you understand it the faster you can venture on to the world of JavaScript.

visual representation of my first week with JS.

What is a DOM?

DOM is short for Document Object Model. When a web page is loaded, the…


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So, you’re thinking about enrolling in a bootcamp? You have the brains, the work ethic, the attitude, the inspiration — what more else could you need? Oh that's right, a sprinkle of anixety.

Im currently five weeks into my Software Engineering course at Flatiron School and lets just say the ambitious and hungry girl that I was five weeks ago has slowly started to go back into her shell. …

Oumaima Azzat

Full Stack Software Engineering Student at Flatiron School

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