Some more of the fun paintings I did over the summer!
💻 How did you get into tech? 🤔
I learned HTML and CSS when I was just 11 years old making pretty layouts for myself and others on MySpace!
And yes, you totally saw that correct! ..I re-created CODE CRUMBS on MySpace — 2004 style. 😂 And I had it printed on my shirt because who doesn’t love a little nostalgia on their tank tops!?
MySpace is where it all started for me. I stayed up all hours of the night fixing my layout, creating headers, banners and editing photos. Ever since then, I knew my passion was in tech and design for sure! 😍💘🖥
When I got to college, I decided to give programming a try and I LOVED it. 😍 Since I love developing in both front-end and back-end, my dream is to eventually become well rounded enough to consider myself a magical full-stack developer. 🦄✨
Who else started coding with MySpace? 🤓
Did anybody start with Xanga, Neopets or Tumblr?
Who remembers and misses those awesome “MySpace days”? 😭
Check out who’s on my TOP 8! 👀
⭐️ Chanelle @chxnelle.jpg
⭐️ Dania @daniamicala
⭐️ Brandy @msbrandymorgan
⭐️ Seph @dvlp.r
⭐️ Travis @dvlpr.io
⭐️ Tara @tara.vox
⭐️ Shay @techcafe_
⭐️ Giovanni @beard.dev
(make sure to give them ALL a follow on instagram!)
I’ve been looking a little bit better in floral lately!
Left: April 2018
Right: August 2018
This is a total of about 60 pounds down and I am feeling GREAT.
My first tech interview was for an internship as a QA Tester. He chose a language that was on my resume and asked me to code a loop that accomplishes several things. Pretty simple. 🙄🤔 But THEN… he hands me a laptop and asks me to write the same exact program in a language that WASN’T on my resume! 🤯
He wanted to see my thought process and how much I was able to R E S E A R C H before getting my code to work!
I’ll always remember this interview because I thought it was a fun challenge. I also thought it was a very REALISTIC way to interview a student.
I got the internship out of several qualifying applicants and it was most certainly a stepping stone to where I am today…
What was YOUR first tech interview like? 🤩
Left: January 2018 (230 lbs)
Graduation was tough. I barely got through my last semester and I had that depressing “what did I really even accomplish” mind set. The weight gain was at an all time high. There was so much pressure on my herniated disc that I almost had to rent a wheelchair to “walk” at graduation. & I remember putting on my cap and gown the night before to realize it didn’t zip up. I ended up having to wear my big brothers old gown that was way too long on me.
Right: August 2018 (189 lbs)
58 lbs down from my heaviest weight (247 lbs) & Feeling A LOT more like my old self. 😄 SO much more energy. Mentally in a WAY better place. And my face isn’t eating my eyes when I smile! 😂