I completed Flatiron’s Software Engineering course about a month ago. January 29th was one of the most exciting days of my life. My goal was to take the weekend to give my mind a rest and use the first week post bootcamp to prepare for job search. That meant, an hour of code a day while working on the Flatiron Career Prep course online, meeting with my career counselor, and going to online meetups. Plot twist: IT DIDN’T HAPPEN.

My mind needed a break. A week prior to finishing bootcamp, I had to move to Dallas because my lease was…


Inside the head tags on an HTML document, items known as meta tags can be stored. These are not visible to the user but are intended for the browser. Meta tags store metadata which is essentially, data that describes data. They are sometimes used for SEO (search engine optimizations) so that a website is more likely to appear in a targeted search. There are a variety of attributes that can be added to a meta tag but I will describe some of the most common and useful.

Charset

Charset is usually defined for an HTML document. Throughout the world, people…


Successes and Failures

I competed in a variety of sports in middle school and high school before strictly focusing on track and field in college. There are countless memories of wins and losses, success and failures, that I could tell. What’s most memorable are the losses, or the practices that I completely bombed. Why? Because these are the ones that helped me to become not only a better athlete but it translated to coding.

In high school, I was a sophomore on varsity volleyball. Skill wise, I was able to spike, block, move quickly to the ball, and was able…


You’re browsing the internet and find a shoe that you like. Immediately, you navigate to that website for that shoe. Anticipating searching for your size, you are met with an interruption or window that says “this website uses cookies would you like to proceed.” If you are like me (prior to coding bootcamp), you just click the first answer that comes to mind. I usually went with “yes” to avoid any issues of purchasing the item. Ultimately, your size is out, and you continue browsing the internet. Soon, the same shoe appears on your Facebook page, or as an ad…


I began looking into coding bootcamps at the beginning of the pandemic. As I looked through all of the options, my immediate criteria was to attend a face to face program. As I reflected on my years of study at the University of Houston, I realized that I enjoyed face to face classes over online courses. Hearing my instructor iterate a certain point or being able to learn from classmates when they asked questions that I would not have thought of were things I enjoyed about being in a physical classroom. When I found out we would be online, I…

Dominique Brisco

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