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Vicki (she/her)

Vicki was once a manager of aircraft maintenance and is now charming Python. She coded #VetsWhoCode bot & Code Questions bot. When Vicki isn't petting her cat, she’s throwing a ball for her dogs.

Location Winston-Salem, North Carolina Joined Joined on  Twitter logo GitHub logo LinkedIn logo StackOverflow logo
Education

BBA in Small Business Mgmt, AS in Production Mgmt, Self Taught Python

Work

Junior Coding Instructor

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More Ruby from a Python Dev

Yay! I hope it helps you. Really, this will just be a great r...

Picking up Ruby Fast, as a Python Dev pt II

Okay, I thought maybe it was a typo, but with Ruby being new ...

Picking up Ruby, as a Python Dev & a mini fish app

Oh yeah! I was already told I should probably use .map most t...

Picking up Ruby Fast, as a Python Dev pt II

Interesting. Like I said in my post, Ruby is brand new to me....

More Ruby from a Python Dev

Fixed it up anyway. It goes to show my point of how succinct ...

More Ruby from a Python Dev

Oh dang! You’re right, when I took it out of my example, it d...

Picking up Ruby, as a Python Dev & interview questions

I had a feeling that it could be a bad idea. It just didn't s...

Picking up Ruby, as a Python Dev & interview questions

Neat. I’ve never seen that before.

Making Newbie Friendly Open Source

Yay! First step is done. Maybe you need rails. I’m not sure. ...

Making Newbie Friendly Open Source

That sounds like a great idea! Good luck. I'm happy to help i...

Making Newbie Friendly Open Source

Mine too! I learn new things at least daily. If it's not one ...

Picking up Ruby Fast, as a Python Dev

As soon as I'm done going through try.ruby-lang.org/ I will g...

Keyboards - Does backlighting matter?

I have a backlit keyboard. Previously, I couldn't care less a...

Introducing contributors-img: Keep contributors in README.md

Yay! Thank you! I've now updated my open source repos to use ...

Who's participating in Hacktoberfest 2020?

I am!! I'm excited to be contributing and maintaining this ye...

Who's participating in Hacktoberfest 2020?

I'd love for that to exist. Testing is one of the things I ha...

Hacktoberfest 2020 — Who's looking for contributors?

Last year, I made my first contribution and found it really ...

How To: Create A Rainbow Link Hover Effect

We did the hover over the h1. I think they really enjoyed add...

How To: Create A Rainbow Link Hover Effect

This is THE BEST! We had extra time in class today, so I had ...

Comparing Code: Ruby, JavaScript, and Java Walk Into a Bar...

This is such a great example. I love setting comparisons of w...

Ethics in Programming: The Project I Refused

😳 What a horrible requested product. I happy to hear you were...

Fullstack Project Planning

I never realized there were sooooo many steps. Well, at least...

No Conferences != No stickers

I’m actually putting together welcome kits for new devs. I’m ...

Twilio & Dev Hackthon Submition: Covid News SMS

Neat! I signed up.

Perfectionism as a content creator and what I do about it

So true! Knowing that others benefit is a huge help. I like t...

No Conferences != No stickers

This is a fantastic way to do it! I love sharing the stickers...

I think Dev.to needs a Pastel theme

It's beautiful!!!!!! 😍

When will my cover image change?

I'm content with "eventually". Also, that is a perfectly go...

DEV.TO writers, what MD tools do you use?

I use StackEdit. It’s web based and shows a preview. It int...

What can a backend dev do to improve Accessibility?

That's awesome! I've definitely thought about the hazards o...

What can a backend dev do to improve Accessibility?

TensorFlow may imply neural networks, but only if you're aw...

What can a backend dev do to improve Accessibility?

I definitely agree that people need to be able to change th...

What can a backend dev do to improve Accessibility?

I haven't learned much about ARIA. I'll take a look at the ...

What can a backend dev do to improve Accessibility?

These are all great! I think everyone should learn about ac...

What can a backend dev do to improve Accessibility?

I agree. We shouldn't assume accessibility is just a front-...

What can a backend dev do to improve Accessibility?

Love your explanation of a human. :D I agree accessibility...

How Tech Twitter helped me get my first DEV job

Congrats!!!!!

What can a backend dev do to improve Accessibility?

No, I was just wondering if there were things backend devs ...

Thanks to Other Women, Vicki Coded

It's always good to hear about the experience of others. I ...

Thanks to Other Women, Vicki Coded

Interesting to hear you also see the same. I’m really happy...

Nevertheless, Ali Coded

😭😩😡😡😢😢🤢🤮😡😭😭😭😢🤬🤬 Such an important thing to share. Why do peo...

Thanks to other women, Pachi coded

Awww, I feel the same! <3 <3

Thanks to other women, Pachi coded

Yes! Yes! Yes! I love your comment about feeling like there...

Coming back to development after a decade away

Perspective is good. I think it's often hard to do what you...

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Here's today's #CodersTeach ...

Coming back to development after a decade away

True. I bug my spouse about this very thing. I think you're...

Coming back to development after a decade away

Fantastic read! Depending on the source, I believe you're ...

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Yeah. That's such a different experience. :( It's so much b...

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Yes! I love how I get to see real people of tech. Oh yeah, I...

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Wow, you’re right. I haven’t seen this lack of lovely peopl...

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

What’s so different?

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Agreed. People create their own environment. I assume those...

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Definitely

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Vicki Langer ...

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Yessssss! Loooove it!

That's it! That's The Tweet! Send!!

Right?! What are these people doing on Twitter that makes i...

So you want to start conference speaking? Write your speaker bio

Yay! I was hoping someone else would think it’s good. Appre...

Need a hug? There's a bot for that!

Oh! The benefits of documentation. Glad I could help. 🤗

Need a hug? There's a bot for that!

I used @emcain ’s tutorial too! I love your bot! Hugs for m...

I've Never finished a "Learn to Code" Program

That is exactly why I wrote this! I came from managing airc...

Trivia and Facts

That's such a cool origin story

So you want to start conference speaking? Write your speaker bio

What do you think of: Vicki was once a manager of aircraf...

I've Never finished a "Learn to Code" Program

I see no problem with that.

I've Never finished a "Learn to Code" Program

Yeah, I tried to beat myself up about not finishing anythin...

What are you learning this week? And why???

Well, in that case, I wrote about why it's not the end of t...

I've Never finished a "Learn to Code" Program

I've signed up. Thanks!

What are you learning this week? And why???

😂😂😂 I don't think that's actually cheating. You're still do...

I've Never finished a "Learn to Code" Program

Exactly

I've Never finished a "Learn to Code" Program

I've heard Repl.it is cool. Though, I learned about them we...

Charming the Python: File Handling

Awesome! I'm happy to help and clear up anything that might...

Charming the Python: File Handling

Thanks! This looks pretty helpful. :)

What are you learning this week? And why???

I've learned a few things this week. I spent some time mo...

Charming the Python: File Handling

😱 Thanks for letting me know. I’ll get that fixed

Programming Metaphors

Love it 😍 Lego is a very natural feeling metaphor for code....

Programming Metaphors

Agreed. I’d like to think an outline like TDD or pseudocode

Programming Metaphors

What an awesome metaphor. A drawing project is a lot like a...

Which fictional story (book, movie, etc.) is the best allegory for software development?

What game is this?

Cooking & Programming

Nice!

Cooking & Programming

Definitely!

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Recursion

😬 I clicked twice. In my defense, I had no clue what recurs...

Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science

For me, I live in the USA and we just aren’t that advanced.

Code Questions Bot

Oh. Thanks for letting me know. I will add the .gitignore a...

print or extend Python output to an HTML file

Thanks! I see how that might help. I'll check it out furthe...

print or extend Python output to an HTML file

Wow! Thank you so much for this awesomely detailed response...

print or extend Python output to an HTML file

Would it have to be a JavaScript thing or could I use the s...

print or extend Python output to an HTML file

Yeah, I thought Jinja2 would do it, but so far it seems to ...

What are the best Python projects for beginners?

I really like how you broke this down to what concepts are ...

Build Your Portfolio by Rescuing OSS from Itself

I was at a conference last year and learned about Open Desi...

Showing my Awesomeness

Thanks 😊 I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Showing my Awesomeness

I’m definitely going to address that part. Thank you for th...

Showing my Awesomeness

Thanks 😊

Showing my Awesomeness

I really appreciate your feedback. I will take address the ...

Showing my Awesomeness

Oh yeah! I forgot that was there. Thank you. I’ll use that.

Charming the Python: Exception Handling

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Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science

That's normal everywhere I've ever been. I've always been a...

Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science

Miss Penelope, this is an eye opening piece. I appreciate t...

#100DaysOfCode D???

Yes. This would make it easier for all involved. It’s super...

What is your Favorite Browser?

I use safari and I don’t have a good reason for it.

What's your favorite question to be asked?

😂 I see what you did there.

A Beginners guide to the DEV editor

Polls would be an awesome addition

Charm the Python: Lambdas

I think this is what I was referring to, but I’m not super ...

FIRST POST

Build something like Wikipedia or CourseHero?

Where do devs go online to chat?

Webwide is a really great place to hang out and mingle. The...

Words You Shouldn't Use in Your Workplace

The best possible response 😂 🤣

What Could Pawsibly go Wrong

Yes! This is pretty much what I was thinking. There's no go...

To memorize or not to memorize?

I recently wrote about analysis paralysis. I think you’ve d...

VS Code plugins for code newbies

Polacode is also good for getting good shots of your code

Confessions of a Conference Speaker

I love the suggestion to have your twitter handle on all sl...

Why learning to program is like owning a dog (in some ways)

He looks like the goodest of all boys. I think he made my h...

Why learning to program is like owning a dog (in some ways)

Fantastic parallel. Now, there is a mandatory dog tax. You ...

Rules to Stick to: My Observations About Stickers

Design thinking? It must be one of those things I was doing...

Networking is Not Working: Why it's failing you

I think the hard part is that people talk about networking ...

Charming the Python: Boolean & Operators

So, part of my problem understanding your original post was...

20 VS Code Extensions You'll Actually Use

Thanks. Now I know how people are getting the nice looking co...

Charming the Python: Boolean & Operators

As mentioned before, True/False is actually 1/0. So, are yo...

What font do you use in your editor of choice?

I use the default Menlo font and whatever the pretty dark b...

Charming the Python: Boolean & Operators

I definitely don’t want it to be incorrect. The only exampl...

Charming the Python: Boolean & Operators

Thanks for letting me know. I've added a note about the va...

30 Days Of Python Challenge

Charming Python: Day ...

30 Days Of Python Challenge

Charming Python: Day ...

30 Days Of Python Challenge

Charming Python: Day ...

30 Days Of Python Challenge

Sounds like a plan. I’ll start in the morning

Are you going to Pycon US?

Vick...

Are we pretentious and arrogant?

This is a fantastic list of reasons for this behavior

They give badges for reading around here...

You have a badge for being on here for a whole year. Congra...

What do you prefer for your variable names? camelCase or snake_case?

snake_case because it’s Python convention. I’m not a fan ...

Let's get philosophical: how do you know when you're a dev?

I had a Spanish language teacher who said something like “y...

Connecting front and backend?

Okay. I think I get it now. Thanks!

Connecting front and backend?

Hmm, that makes sense. But who tells the forms and stuff to...

Show your own /uses page

Here's a mock up of my /uses page! thepracticaldev.s3.amaz...

Show your own /uses page

Here's a mock up of my /open page. Now I'm working on a /us...

Show your own /uses page

Hmm. Well, this is above my understanding. Though, I will r...

Show your own /uses page

The /open page is used for transparency in stats, metrics, ...

Show your own /uses page

What a fantastic idea! Love it! I think it would be awesome...

What are you looking to accomplish this next week?

more FreeCodeCamp JavaScript Decide if I should use Django...

Fear of Asking Question at Work? Never Again.

I try to avoid ask if people have questions and instead ass...

CSS can do that?

That's pretty neat. I had no clue you could add filters or ...

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