Panel: Charles Max Wood
Guest: Christiané Heiligers
In particular, we dive pretty deep on:
Beginning – Advertisement: Code Badges!
1:07 – Christiané: Hello!
1:17 – Chuck: I like hearing people’s stories from our community. Tell us where you come from and who you are?
1:33 – Christiané: I am from South Africa, and have been in the US for 2 years now. My formal training is in physics. I have been a researcher with lab coats and test tubes. Through immigration, which took 2 years. I couldn’t be still, and started learning code on my own. I enjoyed the art. I had to use Python, and then I was hooked. I enjoyed the functional programming and other things. I had some experience with Ruby on Rails. I enjoy development because its problem solving, methodically approach, and uses your creative side, too. My preference is a Mac, need the Internet and decided to go to camps and take courses.
I snagged a job a week before I graduated!
4:36 – Chuck: your journey, thus far. You said that you couldn’t be idle – so why code?
4:53 – Guest: The UK is cold you don’t want to do anything outside! From South American I couldn’t stand the cold. I kept busy indoors – hint the code. You can’t get bored – frontend or backend.
5:28 – Chuck: Can you give us background on the Grace Hopper Academy.
5:40 – Guest: Sure! It’s based in NY City.
6:26 – Chuck: Did you move somewhere or was it remote?
6:30 – Guest: I had to live somewhere e
6:51 – Chuck: Where did you
6:55 – Guest: NY City. There were 16 of us in the course.
7:14 – Chuck: Why did you feel like you had to go to coding school?
7:25 – Guest: I am impatient with myself. The home-life you ask yourself: “Am I doing the right thing? Am I going in the right direction?” I wanted to go and pick up some skills.
I did my application code line in Ruby.
My husband has been in software development my whole life.
9:24 – Guest: Some card playing games for my nieces in South Africa.
10:50 – Guest: Stack Overflow is wonderful.
11:05 – Chuck.
11:11 – Guest: I wasn’t actively contributing, but I did…
11:30 – Chuck: What is it like being a prof
11:37 – Guest: It’s addictive. When I am writing code in the frontend / backend side. It’s always learning.
12:11 – Chuck: What’s next for you?
12:18 – Guest: I would love to continue this journey. Maybe into the DevOps, but my passion happens with React. The Hapi Framework.
13:10 – Guest: The community is wonderful to work with – everyone is very helpful.
13:22 – Chuck: People are usually talking about Express and not Hapi.js.
13:35 – Guest: I have some contact names you can call.
13:43 – Guest: I am working on a few small projects right now. Some Angular sites that need assistance. Helping out where I can. It’s a small team that I am working with. There is only a few of us.
14:31 – Chuck: Usually people stick with one. What’s your experience using the different frameworks?
14:40 – Guest: It’s an eye-opener! React vs. Angular.
15:07 – Chuck: How can people find you?
15:14 – Guest: LinkedIn, Twitter, Tallwave, etc.
15:37 – Chuck: Picks!
15:40 – Advertisement!
- Podcasts that Chuck listens to:
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