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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

Location California native lost in France Joined Joined on  Personal website http://alexlsalt.github.io github website twitter website

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Work

Software Engineer @ Orbit | Creator of ladiescodecollective.com

10 Things I've Learned After 3 Months as a Junior Software Engineer

10 Things I've Learned After 3 Months as a Junior Software Engineer

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Reuniting with an old friend over coding

Reuniting with an old friend over coding

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Dreams about coding solutions?

Dreams about coding solutions?

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The Only Way Out is Through!

The Only Way Out is Through!

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Always Chipping Away at Finding that Balance

Always Chipping Away at Finding that Balance

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Got Myself into a Pickle Last Week!

Got Myself into a Pickle Last Week!

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Two Months into Software Engineering!

Two Months into Software Engineering!

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Collab Lab: Cohort 19 Recap (Winter 2021)

Collab Lab: Cohort 19 Recap (Winter 2021)

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Debugging: What's the Simplest Explanation?

Debugging: What's the Simplest Explanation?

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5 Tips for Getting Through a Tough Coding Issue

5 Tips for Getting Through a Tough Coding Issue

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"How can I communicate this as clearly as possible?"

"How can I communicate this as clearly as possible?"

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The Recipe for Coming Up with Great Coding Solutions

The Recipe for Coming Up with Great Coding Solutions

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Rails, Relaxing & Reading

Rails, Relaxing & Reading

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A Test-Driven Take on Learning

A Test-Driven Take on Learning

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Digging in to Objects and Classes in Ruby

Digging in to Objects and Classes in Ruby

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The Secret to a Successful Self-Taught Coding Journey

The Secret to a Successful Self-Taught Coding Journey

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One Step at a Time, Always

One Step at a Time, Always

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First Impressions of Test Driven Development (TDD)

First Impressions of Test Driven Development (TDD)

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Keyboard Drama & More Setup Mayhem

Keyboard Drama & More Setup Mayhem

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Trying to Be a Good Friend to Myself as a Junior Developer

Trying to Be a Good Friend to Myself as a Junior Developer

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Saving Creative Work for the Weekends

Saving Creative Work for the Weekends

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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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