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I'm a recovering politico and brand marketer diving head-first into the world of software development, and always searching for ways to impact the world for the better. These are my thoughts.


My First Hackathon

Last Thursday I was beat down and tired after four long days of class, with two more to go. But when the prompt for our afterhours hackathon came out, I knew I had to attend.

I've always loved to jump into code, but my front-end design skills have been lacking. I've been pouring my extra time into making up for that, and this hackathon was the perfect opportunity. Working with my classmate Artur, we were given two hours to clone the design of a site of our choosing. Selections ranged from the simple Hacker News to one of my favorite old joke sites, Zombo.com.

Artur and I went for visual pop, and took on Pinterest. We got off to

On jQuery Animations + The Queue

One aspect of Hack Reactor that I've been particularly impressed with is the way the curriculum is structured; we're always learning multiple concepts. Today, we not only continued our exploration of BackboneJS, but also taught ourselves CoffeeScript. Early last week, we found ourselves refreshing our jQuery while learning about the different JavaScript instantiation patterns. How did we do that? By coding up a dance party, with different dancers moving about the screen, each sharing some methods…