what up codemaster?!
So basically, I have a really supportive freeCodeCamp Meetup that I host the first Saturday of every month at my apartment complex. I've brought friends in to speak before, like our #CodeNewbie friend Andy Haskell (@andyhaskell2013), who came to speak with us 2 months ago about the Go language!
I'm going to do great, though... and you know how I know?
I am 100% in love with all aspects of this talk. I picked a perfect first-time topic!
I love Object-Oriented Programming as a programming paradigm. It sits nicely with my neuroatypical brain, which can model it easily.
I am a giant nerd and love my RPGs. I played online text-based RPGs for most of my childhood! ⚔️
And above all? I LOVE TEACHING!!! 👩🏽🏫💕
My challenge to you this week is to find something that scares you, but that you ultimately know will take you to new heights.
I never imagined I'd be a public speaker of any sort considering I wanted to pee myself in school whenever I had to do a presentation.
But, I can tell you from the heart: when you love something, you're willing to push your boundaries for it.
On a related note... right after I practice my in-person talk, I'll be doing a FINAL (yes, really final this time) webinar on problem solving!
I'm having so much fun with these live webinars—and it's great conference speaking practice 😉— I'll be holding one last Problem Solving Tips for New Coders live webinar on Sunday, July 14th at 7:00 PM EST!
During the webinar, you'll learn some great, actionable tips for habit changes and approaches you can build starting TODAY (well, Sunday).
I had someone up on Twitter afterwards telling me that the next code challenge they faced, they immediately considered what I told them and it helped them considerably in terms of confidence.
If you CAN'T make it, no worries. I'll be sending a replay link. BUT there's also a bonus offer for attendees at the end of the webinar that expires on Monday at 11:59 PM EST. So try to make it, please!
Alrighty friend, onto this week's hand-picked resources!
Peace, love, and code,
P.S. Follow me on Twitter @lavie_encode, and I'll see you at the webinar! :)
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Psssst... you're awesome! ✨