Rendering a Favorite Button Functional Component in React: useState, useEffect, localStorage, useSWR

This is my first technical document on React! I started building on Next.js before my bootcamp taught React Lectures 2 and React Lecture 3. React is not a requirement for our project and yet I decided to build my entire front-end with React utilizing Next.js. I’ve only been coding towards a career for 5 months,Continue reading “Rendering a Favorite Button Functional Component in React: useState, useEffect, localStorage, useSWR”

What Weekends are Made For

Last week was nonstop so I made it a point to close the computer over the weekend. It was tough, but for three days straight, I pushed to spend several hours completely unplugged. This is why we moved here from California; to enjoy moments like Saturday’s. I saw my youngest niece for her 4th birthdayContinue reading “What Weekends are Made For”

The New Developer’s Dilemma: To be Basic or Not

Now starting my fifth week at my Full-Stack bootcamp, I gained and lost motivation to build a website with templates, and base inheritance using Python, Flask, and Jinja. Why? Because my website showcases my work. And honestly, template inheritance with Jinja feels pretty basic once I started teaching myself React.js and learning about DOM. I’veContinue reading “The New Developer’s Dilemma: To be Basic or Not”

I’m 2 Weeks into a Remote Coding Bootcamp. How Did I get here?

My journey to a Full-stack Engineering Bootcamp has been through 5 months of focused efforts. Honestly, you could do anything with time, will, and skill. It feels almost like Imposter Syndrome being this far into an engineering bootcamp. I had left 11 years working in education to move across country. I couldn’t imagine leaving myContinue reading “I’m 2 Weeks into a Remote Coding Bootcamp. How Did I get here?”

Rediscovering Oneself

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin After dedicating a decade of my life to the betterment of my students, I packed up my classroom in pursuits of my own growth. Before the pandemic, I had made the decision to move 3,000 miles away from 3 decades of “home” andContinue reading “Rediscovering Oneself”