Resources

Coding websites to get you started

FreeCodeCamp.org – This is where I began my journey, they can get you up to speed on all things HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Flatiron School Free Courses – I may be a little bias here, but I loved my time at Flatiron, and their free courses are a great way to get your feet wet and start your journey into code!

Skillcrush – When I first started getting into tech, I took Skillcrush’s design course. They gear their platform toward helping Women & Non-Binary, BIPOC, Late Career Changers, LGBTQ, and People with Disabilities to learn new skills to get them jobs in tech.

Udemy – When I was looking to uplevel my skills, I took some great advanced courses on Udemy, but they have courses for all skill levels. Keep an eye out for sales (I’ve never paid more than $15 for a course).

Things to read

Cracking the Coding Interview – This book is a must have if you’ve completed a bootcamp and want to get up to speed on computer science questions that will come up in interviews

Practical Object Oriented Design Agile Primer – For those of you looking to understand best approaches to object oriented programming, this is one of my favs

Carla’s office must-haves

Apple Wireless Keyboard – I would be lost without this, it’s small enough to travel with me when I decide to work from home anywhere.

Apple Magic Trackpad – This is my answer to the great debate between are you a trackpad or mouse user

Dell Monitor – So, this is the monitor I’ve been using while in California at my parent’s house. It’s a great size and doesn’t make me miss my expensive work-provided monitor.

USB-C Multiport Adapter – I bring this with me when I travel so I can hook up to any monitor I come into contact with since it has an HDMI port.

Laptop Camera Cover Slide – These are great for preventing the accidental camera-on scenario when you show up for a meeting in your pjs.

Logitech Webcam – I use this when I give live trainings and need something a little crisper than my Macbook camera

Vivo Standing Desk Converter – Before I invested in a standing desk, this was a life saver for this girl who wasn’t used to sitting all day long!

Franklin Covey Wirebound Planner – In a digital world, sometimes you need to keep track of stuff with good old pen and paper