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Suguey, a Ninth-grade Latina student, Published Her First Alexa Skill + Python Dictionaries 101 + How I Landed My First Web Developer Role Without A Degree or Bootcamp

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January 12 · Issue #31 · View online
A newsletter by and for underrepresented coders

🎉 Get Inspired
This 14-Year-Old Just Published Her First Alexa Skill. She Used to Think She Wasn’t Good Enough. Now She Knows She Is Exceptional. This 14-Year-Old Just Published Her First Alexa Skill. She Used to Think She Wasn’t Good Enough. Now She Knows She Is Exceptional.
🙏 Words of Wisdom
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If your embarking on a self taught journey, your first step shouldn’t be buying a bunch of courses. Your first step should be figuring out how you learn....

How do you do that? Think about the last time you had to learn something new. How did you do it?
Angelina Fabbro
I don’t know who needs to hear this but if you’re interviewing for a position and the pipeline has a code exercise - even if it doesn’t explicitly ask for tests and a README, include tests and a README
🖥️ Learn
Python Dictionaries 101: A Detailed Visual Introduction by Estefania Cassingena Navone Python Dictionaries 101: A Detailed Visual Introduction by Estefania Cassingena Navone
JavaScript Visualized: Prototypal Inheritance by Lydia Hallie
Pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Exam with This FREE 10-Hour Course by Beau Carnes
In 2 hours: How to Build & Validate Startup Idea with a Landing Page MVP by Zoe Chew
How to Build a Complete Back End System with Serverless by Sam Williams
Madison Kanna
An announcement I'm very excited about!

Are you learning JavaScript in 2020? Or are you a JS dev who wants to level up his/her skills?

Myself & 2 of my friends are starting an online JS book club. I wrote up some details below. I hope you'll join us!👇

https://t.co/3fZviRejro
📝 Career
How I Landed My First Web Developer Role Without A Degree or Bootcamp: Lessons Learned, Resources & Tips by Tae'lur Alexis How I Landed My First Web Developer Role Without A Degree or Bootcamp: Lessons Learned, Resources & Tips by Tae'lur Alexis
The Coding Bootcamp Handbook: Immersive Engineering Programs Explained by Quincy Larson
How to write a blog post: The four-drafts method - DEV Community by Amruta Ranade
Ace Python Interviews by Reuven Lerner
☕ Interesting Reads
Changing your name is a hard unsolved problem in Computer Science by Penelope Phippen
Only 15% of the Basecamp operations budget is spent on Ruby by David Heinemeier Hansson
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