Just a Bootcamper Trying to Make it in The World

That moment of “hey, I did it!”

July 25, 2019 Kristy Currier Junior Dev, Software Development 0 comments

I am almost 4 months into my first job.  Let me tell you, being a brand new developer is HARD.  Being a new developer out of a bootcamp when everyone else is out of computer science programs just makes you have a chip on your shoulder.  Do I know what I am doing? When will people figure out I’m totally unqualified. More on this in a later blog post about bootcampers and imposter syndrome. I have a moment yesterday.  I put a code review in with limited help on my story and just felt like “hey, I might be getting this.”  It is such a good feeling to not totally feel way over your head in learning a code base in addition to entry level software dev skills. To all the junior devs out there, it will come and when it does it will make you want to high five people around you.  You got this!


How I Got Into Development

July 09, 2019 Kristy Currier Personal, Software Development 0 comments

A bit of my backstory. My development experience started when I was 15 on different blog sites were I wanted to make sure my angsty posts had a beautiful html site.  I briefly took a C++ class that I did extremely poorly in my Freshman year of college, at that point I felt like coding was just not for me. I started a photography business after leaving the civil engineering field.  I decided to use WordPress for my website. I bought some themes, but many of the customizations required some coding.  I found the local chapter of Girl Develop It! and decided to start taking some classes. First the basic web development where I brushed up on my HTML and CSS, then an intermediate class before moving on to the intro to JavaScript.  I learned that it was something I could do and be successful at. Things got put on hold when I had my first child, I struggled with postpartum  depression and really didn’t have the energy or motivation to do anything for awhile.  I followed up with twins. The twins were a game changer. I struggled HARD with PPD and PPA, I was even hospitalized.  It was during …