On my journey to become a software engineer I am slowly getting comfortable with the words and jargon of programmers. Some of the language and words weren’t new to me, but in this world, I am learning additional meanings within the context of programming and working with code. Some of the words for example, that I have become more familiar with, are words with such concept names as abstraction, pseudocode, explicit, recursion, implicit, dynamic, iterative, and algorithm. These words seemed foreign in context during my first few weeks of learning to program. Not only am I expanding my knowledge with…


During the building of my command-line interface (CLI) project earlier in my coding Bootcamp experience, the veil of coding and programming was raised slightly for me. I had a great revelation, which revealed that programs and apps are similar to magic tricks, and a computer or device overall cannot innately do anything magical. And though code and programs are not entirely void of appearing magical, they only do what they have been designed to do, partly giving the user an experience. What I truly understood during that clarity is that it will be my job as a coder and programmer…


Ever wonder why some coding Bootcamps have such a high placement rate of their students into jobs and careers after they’ve completed the program? I think it’s because not 100% of the students who start the Bootcamp finish the Bootcamp; I could be wrong. And the distilled remainder are the cream of the crop of their cohort. Or maybe all the coding Bootcamp students are forged and hardened to such a fashion that most make it through at a high percentage, and the majority start careers landing dream jobs. I wonder what the statistics are on the completion percentage of…


Pieces spread out on the table of my mind. Learning to program truly for the first time is a daunting task. What I have learned through each module thus far seemed fragmented. Navigating these introductory lessons for Ruby, my first programming language, seemed impossible at first. I know everything we are learning is for an end, but I didn't see it yet. Where is the box top, because I couldn't see it! However, I will say from my experience in my software Bootcamp journey to become a software engineer, when tasked with building my first app ever with less than…


WDYDTSSE

In life, some experiences and possibilities intersect your path. Occurring not from chance, though, you didn’t impose its intention. The right place at the right time adage is one example. Circumstances are mated and carried from your curiosity and desire. My desire for computers was born at my grandmother’s living room coffee table. She maintained the Instagram of the day, proudly on display neatly overlayed, the months’ magazine offerings. In the early 80’s she had a spread of around a dozen or more different magazines with subjects such as art, entertainment, nature, science, technology, computers, current events, sports, news…

JaSON Rete

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store