Hey there! I'm Alex - a California native lost in France who fell in love with coding as a hobby while working in customer support.
I took the plunge to leave my last job to teach myself to program on a full-time basis at the start of 2020.
I'm a big fan of visiting (and revisiting!) different cities around the world, as well as the many books on my bookshelf.
My talk, Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code, will cover:
- My background and the lessons I've learned as I've taught myself how to code
- My why for showing up everyday to learn to code was wanting to put myself in a more influential position in my career and to build meaningful apps and programs - especially as a woman in tech
- Switching my mindset from one of being anxious about the unknown to finding inspiration and power in it
In this talk, you'll learn how to:
Cultivate your own why and reason that keeps you coming back to your code editor each day
Err on the side of taking action (instead of over-thinking any decision)
Dive in and identify any gaps in knowledge as you learn to code
Be the creative director of your own life
Play the long game and have a ton of fun
Whether you’re learning to code full-time on your own, going through a bootcamp, getting a degree for it, or if you’re simply carving out a consistent hour of your time each day or week -- stay with it.
This is a time of investing in yourself and in your future.
Stay cool, stay creative, and be utterly fearless in your pursuit of your dream of learning to code.
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This talk will be presented as part of CodeLand:Distributed on July 23. After the talk is streamed as part of the conference, it will be added to this post as a recorded video.