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Alex Morton

I'm Alex and I'm a self-taught software engineer. I host The Ladies Code Collective Podcast and I haven't missed a meal since 1992. Subscribe to my newsletter 💌 https://bit.ly/3bvoNs9

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Work

Software Engineer @ Orbit | Creator of ladiescodecollective.com

Prioritizing Work Tasks & Learning Ruby

Prioritizing Work Tasks & Learning Ruby

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6 Key Takeaways from My First Week as a Junior Software Engineer

6 Key Takeaways from My First Week as a Junior Software Engineer

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I Merged My First PRs at Work!

I Merged My First PRs at Work!

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Local Set-Up: Check!

Local Set-Up: Check!

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First Day as a Junior Developer

First Day as a Junior Developer

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Starting My Career as a Software Engineer & Feeling Magical!

Starting My Career as a Software Engineer & Feeling Magical!

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Wrapping Up 2020

Wrapping Up 2020

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Confession: I Don't Know Where to Even Begin with Testing My Code

Confession: I Don't Know Where to Even Begin with Testing My Code

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Slow and Steady with Redux

Slow and Steady with Redux

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Spotify Project Idea Coming to Life in My Brain

Spotify Project Idea Coming to Life in My Brain

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Redux, Rails, and A New Project Idea!

Redux, Rails, and A New Project Idea!

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Job-Searchin' (and a New Mini-Project!)

Job-Searchin' (and a New Mini-Project!)

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A Week Off From Coding Ft. Embroidery and Colored Pencils

A Week Off From Coding Ft. Embroidery and Colored Pencils

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So You Think You Can France is Pretty Much Done!

So You Think You Can France is Pretty Much Done!

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A Little Break & Dream-Coding

A Little Break & Dream-Coding

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React Rebuild, React Router and Git, Oh My!

React Rebuild, React Router and Git, Oh My!

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Why Pivot When I Can Dive So Much Deeper?

Why Pivot When I Can Dive So Much Deeper?

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Finishing Up Pure React and Musings on What's Next

Finishing Up Pure React and Musings on What's Next

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A Couple of Sweet Victories Yesterday

A Couple of Sweet Victories Yesterday

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Serverless Functions Saved My Life

Serverless Functions Saved My Life

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How Can I Access Environment Variables in My Static Website?

How Can I Access Environment Variables in My Static Website?

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Almost Finished Working My Way Through Pure React!

Almost Finished Working My Way Through Pure React!

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Take That, Procrastination!

Take That, Procrastination!

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How Much State is Too Much State in React?

How Much State is Too Much State in React?

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Pure React and Data Transfer (Still...)

Pure React and Data Transfer (Still...)

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Just Gotta Keep Working at It!

Just Gotta Keep Working at It!

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Chipping Away to Eventually Get to Where I Want to Go!

Chipping Away to Eventually Get to Where I Want to Go!

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React Hooks and Considering Different Ways to Store Data

React Hooks and Considering Different Ways to Store Data

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Data Structures Micro-Course: Check!

Data Structures Micro-Course: Check!

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'Do the Thing and You'll Have the Power'

'Do the Thing and You'll Have the Power'

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Today's Work: Data Structures, Data Transferring, and React

Today's Work: Data Structures, Data Transferring, and React

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Continuing with React & Starting My Latest Side Project!

Continuing with React & Starting My Latest Side Project!

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The ~Magic~ of React Hooks: I May Now Be a Believer

The ~Magic~ of React Hooks: I May Now Be a Believer

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Looking to Land Your First Dev Job? Set Yourself Apart

Looking to Land Your First Dev Job? Set Yourself Apart

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Learning About APIs and Hooks in React

Learning About APIs and Hooks in React

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Loving React & Ready to Start a Big New Project!

Loving React & Ready to Start a Big New Project!

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A Fun Friday Accomplishment!

A Fun Friday Accomplishment!

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Still Working - Slow and Focused

Still Working - Slow and Focused

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Let's Talk About Perfectionism

Let's Talk About Perfectionism

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Reflecting on Eight Months of Learning to Program

Reflecting on Eight Months of Learning to Program

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Refactoring as a Slow but Necessary Process

Refactoring as a Slow but Necessary Process

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When That Inevitable Refactor Calls Your Name

When That Inevitable Refactor Calls Your Name

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When's the Last Time You Finished a Coding Side Project?

When's the Last Time You Finished a Coding Side Project?

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Really Learning React: Week 2 of 6

Really Learning React: Week 2 of 6

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Humbling Moments in Coding

Humbling Moments in Coding

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React and Time-Blocking

React and Time-Blocking

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A Good Dose of Perspective

A Good Dose of Perspective

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Working Slower to Get There Faster

Working Slower to Get There Faster

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Something Just Clicked For Me...

Something Just Clicked For Me...

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Diving in to React Today!

Diving in to React Today!

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On Wednesdays We Podcast

On Wednesdays We Podcast

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Your Gal is Back in Business!

Your Gal is Back in Business!

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That *One* Thing That Unlocks the Secret of Learning to Code

That *One* Thing That Unlocks the Secret of Learning to Code

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Ladies Code Collective Cohorts are Live!

Ladies Code Collective Cohorts are Live!

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"But What If I Just... Did It?"

"But What If I Just... Did It?"

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THANK YOU: Riding the CodeLand Wave

THANK YOU: Riding the CodeLand Wave

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How to Stay Motivated While Learning JavaScript

How to Stay Motivated While Learning JavaScript

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You're the Creative Director

You're the Creative Director

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Start of the Week - Grab Your Plates!

Start of the Week - Grab Your Plates!

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Don't Give Up On Learning JavaScript After Three Weeks

Don't Give Up On Learning JavaScript After Three Weeks

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