💻 Life in Code #29: Obama the Orc and the Sword of JavaScropt! ⚔️

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what up devfrand!!

I can already tell this year is going to be full of conferences. Fortunately, I love traveling. 🙃

I spoke at (my first!) 2 last August: Abstractions II in Pittsburgh, PA and JavaScript and Friends in Columbus, OH. My presentation was a super fun one on JavaScript Object-Oriented Programming, demonstrated using gaming examples. We made an orc named Obama, and gave him a Sword of Javascropt. It was dope!

This year, I'm putting together a great talk on solving programmatic problems. Programmatic thinking and problem solving is really different from normal thinking/problem solving, so it definitely needs some attention. The best part is that, like the majority of my content, there's no actual code in it. I can't wait to submit my pitch to some conferences this week! 😍

The thing I'm looking forward to most out of this conference application experience is that I get to shoot my shot. I have to have complete faith in myself and the fact that I've created solid work. Confidence is needed, and rejection must be handled with grace. Both of these things are hard, but shooting my shot is helping to make them easier. Overcoming my fears of putting myself out there out of fear of failure is my primary 2020 goal.

On that note... I have a few quick announcements since it's been a bit:

Get in on the Newbie Coder Problem Solving School beta before February 29th!

First off, the Newbie Coder Problem Solving School beta is available for $97 through February 29th! You can pre-order right on the site.

This is a big deal, because when the course launches, I've actually decided to raise the price to $249. So you'll definitely want to get in on the beta, which is text-based. You'll be required to submit feedback on the course before February 25th.

Of course, you'll get all future updates, including the course videos once they're finished in March. And there's finally a date... the official NCPSS course launch is set for March 27th, 2020!

I swear it took me foreverrrr to get the beta out, and you know why? Apart from a lot of family stuff, I was mostly afraid that I wouldn't be able to offer enough to you. However, preliminary feedback is indicating that's definitely not the case!

Purchase the beta now!

🎙 New LVEC podcast episode this week!

Tune in on Tuesday 2/18 for a new episode of the La Vie en Code Podcast! We'll be talking about how to share with others, BEFORE you personally feel confident.

This topic is a big deal, because it not only covers stuff like writing blog posts and creative things, but also sharing your dang code! And a lot of new coders seem to be afraid of that part. We'll talk about why that is, the benefits of sharing, and how you can practice sharing to make it easier in the long run.

You can find the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher. Of course, if you enjoy the episode, please leave me a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review and a kind comment. I love hearing from my listeners. 🥰

Alrighty friend, onto this week's hand-picked resources!

Peace, love, and code,

P.S. Follow me on Twitter @lavie_encode! :)

💻 dev goodies

🎟 Grab your early bird tickets to Codeland Conference in NYC from July 23-24! It's one of the dopest conferences I've been to, and I'll definitely be there this year. A lot of your Twitter friends and stans probably will be too!

📝 Some really helpful and supportive freeCodeCamp forum posts (go sign up even if you don't use FCC!):

📝 How to add a table of contents to your blog post or article (by @colbyfayock)

📝 Do you solve programming problems or complete exercises? The difference matters! (by @amymhaddad)

📝 My favorite Chrome dev tools tips and tricks (by @DorShinar)

📝 Learning resources: my favorites (by @juli_krueger)

📝 How to become a full stack web developer in 2020 (by @colbyfayock)

📝 How to prepare for a technical phone/video interview (by @kiarathedev)

📝 How to keep yourself motivated as a software developer (by @pelu_carol)

Psssst... you're awesome! ✨

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