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JC Smiley

Front End Developer with a focus on React (web) and React Native (mobile), Code Connector national team Online Content Manager and a leader for the Memphis chapter, Gardner, and Outdoor Enthusiast

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Paper, Rock, Scissors Game Planning Guide

Paper, Rock, Scissors Game Planning Guide

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Todo project Planning Guide

Todo project Planning Guide

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7 Reflections of what it takes for Boot Campers to Thrive

7 Reflections of what it takes for Boot Campers to Thrive

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Getting Up after a Recruiter told me I wasn't Good Enough

Getting Up after a Recruiter told me I wasn't Good Enough

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Resiliency: 5 Tips to Learning How to Code and Surviving Tech Boot Camps

Resiliency: 5 Tips to Learning How to Code and Surviving Tech Boot Camps

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Whiteboarding Advice

Whiteboarding Advice

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How to create User Stories and Wireframes

How to create User Stories and Wireframes

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7 Tips on Telling Your Story in an Interview

7 Tips on Telling Your Story in an Interview

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4 Tips to Level Up by Working with Others

4 Tips to Level Up by Working with Others

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5 Tips to Immerse yourself into the Tech World

5 Tips to Immerse yourself into the Tech World

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Cycling and Talking Tech, How I built this landing page

Cycling and Talking Tech, How I built this landing page

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How to organize a project from start to finish.

How to organize a project from start to finish.

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How can we use Adversity to shape our tech careers?

How can we use Adversity to shape our tech careers?

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Difference in Java Abstract Classes vs Interfaces

Difference in Java Abstract Classes vs Interfaces

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Building a reputation as an developer

Building a reputation as an developer

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How to find a Mentor

How to find a Mentor

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How Java's classes and main method work?

How Java's classes and main method work?

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Don’t worry about looking good — worry instead about achieving your goals

Don’t worry about looking good — worry instead about achieving your goals

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Building a mental health crisis app, Day 8: Building the messages & connections pages

Building a mental health crisis app, Day 8: Building the messages & connections pages

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Building a mental health crisis app, Day 7: Building the first communications/content page

Building a mental health crisis app, Day 7: Building the first communications/content page

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Building a mental health crisis app, Day 6: Styling a background Image in Angular

Building a mental health crisis app, Day 6: Styling a background Image in Angular

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Building a mental health crisis app, Day 5: Routing between pages

Building a mental health crisis app, Day 5: Routing between pages

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Building a mental health crisis app, Day 4: Setup User Account Pages

Building a mental health crisis app, Day 4: Setup User Account Pages

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Building a mental health crisis app, Day 3: Login Page part 2

Building a mental health crisis app, Day 3: Login Page part 2

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Building a mental health crisis app, Day 2: Log-in Page

Building a mental health crisis app, Day 2: Log-in Page

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Help Me, a mental health crisis app

Help Me, a mental health crisis app

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"Do it Afraid", Tips to Overcome Fear while Learning to Code

"Do it Afraid", Tips to Overcome Fear while Learning to Code

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Analogy between Running a Race and Learning to Code

Analogy between Running a Race and Learning to Code

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8 Tips for Learning to Code Deliberately & Increasing the Code Quality

8 Tips for Learning to Code Deliberately & Increasing the Code Quality

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Transforming Goals into Problems into Accomplishments

Transforming Goals into Problems into Accomplishments

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15 Important tips about Mentorship

15 Important tips about Mentorship

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Me and my Impostor Syndrome

Me and my Impostor Syndrome

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4 Takeaways from a Boot Camp Homework Assignment

4 Takeaways from a Boot Camp Homework Assignment

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8 Tips on Problem Solving for Aspiring Developers

8 Tips on Problem Solving for Aspiring Developers

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3 Tips on asking for Help while learning how to code

3 Tips on asking for Help while learning how to code

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Positive Thinking while Learning to Code

Positive Thinking while Learning to Code

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How to have a growth mindset?

How to have a growth mindset?

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Instead of putting out today's fires, create tomorrow's fireproof doors

Instead of putting out today's fires, create tomorrow's fireproof doors

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One door closing is another door opening

One door closing is another door opening

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Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do

Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do

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Know Thy Code

Know Thy Code

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Should you compare yourself to others?

Should you compare yourself to others?

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"I don't know", when and why you should say this in the tech industry

"I don't know", when and why you should say this in the tech industry

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The power of the word NO in the tech industry

The power of the word NO in the tech industry

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In regard to tech (learning to code, working in tech, using technology, etc), what does resilience mean?

In regard to tech (learning to code, working in tech, using technology, etc), what does resilience mean?

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What does the quote "Lead with Value" mean in regards to interviewing or being in a leadership role?

What does the quote "Lead with Value" mean in regards to interviewing or being in a leadership role?

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Why is having a college degree such a big deal?

Why is having a college degree such a big deal?

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How to escape from Tutorial Purgatory?

How to escape from Tutorial Purgatory?

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Tips on planning your career path?

Tips on planning your career path?

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Advice for an aspiring developer looking for their first job in tech?

Advice for an aspiring developer looking for their first job in tech?

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What does community mean to you?

What does community mean to you?

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How to be outcome driven while learning to code or at work?

How to be outcome driven while learning to code or at work?

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Startup Life: Organized Chaos or just Chaotic

Startup Life: Organized Chaos or just Chaotic

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It’s more important to master the cards you’re holding than to complain about the ones your opponent was dealt.

It’s more important to master the cards you’re holding than to complain about the ones your opponent was dealt.

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What are some team based development work practices/work flows that creates a successful development team?

What are some team based development work practices/work flows that creates a successful development team?

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How can a developer improve their presentation skills?

How can a developer improve their presentation skills?

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How important is sleep to your productivity?

How important is sleep to your productivity?

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All my heroes start early

All my heroes start early

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What are good developer habits?

What are good developer habits?

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It's been said a closed mouth doesn't get fed. If true, how do you toot your own horn at work without being annoying?

It's been said a closed mouth doesn't get fed. If true, how do you toot your own horn at work without being annoying?

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