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Alex Morton

I'm Alex and I'm a self-taught web developer, writer, and speaker. I host The Ladies Code Collective Podcast and I haven't missed a meal since 1992.

Education

University of California, Berkeley

Work

Front-End Web Developer | Founder of Ladies Code Collective

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Redux, Rails, and A New Project Idea!

Yes!!! I'll document the process with my posts :D

Take That, Procrastination!

Yes!! This is such a good example of just doing it and thinki...

React Rebuild, React Router and Git, Oh My!

Yeah, it's so nice! Once you have the structure in front of y...

How Can I Access Environment Variables in My Static Website?

Thanks Dan, I'll definitely look in to this. Appreciate it!

Typing effect without Javascript

So cool! And so simple! Thank you for sharing!!

How Can I Access Environment Variables in My Static Website?

Thanks, I'll try looking into that!

How Can I Access Environment Variables in My Static Website?

Yes! That's it. But I don't want the key to be able to be see...

React Hooks and Considering Different Ways to Store Data

Looking forward to it! At the moment, I'm having a bit of a h...

Continuing with React & Starting My Latest Side Project!

Thank you!!!! I was so fortunate the domain wasn’t taken a fe...

Reflecting on Eight Months of Learning to Program

Aw, thank you so, so much, Ségolène! I really appreciate that...

Still Working - Slow and Focused

Hi Kirsten! I bought it earlier this year and I think it was ...

Let's Talk About Perfectionism

This is a good point, Rose! The type of perfectionism I'm tal...

See the big picture

Love, love, love this! Such a good reminder and message!

Refactoring as a Slow but Necessary Process

This is so great, Erick! Really appreciate you taking the tim...

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

Probably! I tried building something with a friend I'd made o...

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

Love it - glad to hear that!!

Humbling Moments in Coding

Totally! I live for that moment when it clicks and everything...

Don't Learn JavaScript and React at the Same Time

It really worked for me to take a step back and focus on JS f...

Don't Learn JavaScript and React at the Same Time

Yeah, I'm finding learning pure JS first helps me know where ...

Don't Learn JavaScript and React at the Same Time

Makes a lot of sense! And yeah, I saw this tweet too - always...

Don't Learn JavaScript and React at the Same Time

That makes a lot of sense, James! Especially since the concep...

Don't Learn JavaScript and React at the Same Time

No better time than the present :D

Don't Learn JavaScript and React at the Same Time

I took Jonas Schmedtmann's JS course on Udemy - highly recomm...

Why Web Accessibility Matters, From A Customer Support Veteran’s Perspective

Love this post, Diana! I've been wanting to get more knowledg...

Working Slower to Get There Faster

Fun! Hope your writing went/is going well!

Something Just Clicked For Me...

This is absolute gold - thank you so much for the in-depth ex...

Diving in to React Today!

Hi Diana - thanks!! And great goal!! If I could offer a bit...

Your Gal is Back in Business!

Thanks, Ruanna! It was fine - we definitely made sure to foll...

How to Finish a Side Project

Love this post, Kayla! I try to scope out my side projects an...

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

Thanks, Guin!

The True Secret to Learning How To Code

Seriously love this outlook. Just go do anything and you'll l...

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

Exactly! We’ll always have to negotiate with our brains, but ...

The True Secret to Learning How To Code

Yes! That’s exactly it, always 😊

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thanks, Ben!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

It so is!!! Fully agree :)

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Just seeing this comment now - thanks so much, Paula!! Glad i...

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

So much yes, Miriam! So accurate on the resistance to doing i...

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

Yes!!! Seriously, once we sit down and actually do it, it usu...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Yes! This is suuuuper helpful when it's more difficult to fin...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you!!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thanks, Maren!!!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you, Linda! So appreciate that!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you, Jonathan!!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you, Jane! Stick with it! :D

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you so much, Ceora!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you, Nicole!!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you, Salli! Oooh, Designing Your Life sounds right up m...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Hi Kayla! I'm glad you accidentally ended up in tech; but you...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Oh my gosh, this!!!!! That's the frustrating thing about all ...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

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Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you so much, Juan! I so appreciate that :)

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Hi Vaidehi! Thank you so much and thanks for leaving a commen...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you so, so much, Sara!!!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Hi Crystal and Emily! Yes! Of course! So when I was first, f...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Yesssss! It's so intimidating at first, but it's ultimately w...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Good question! I honestly think you could start programming f...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you so much, Muna - so, so appreciate it!

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Aw, thank you! :D

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Thank you so much! Tutorials can be so, so useful when we're ...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

Yes, Amanda! I think we need to recognize that stepping away ...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

I first started out with HTML/CSS - designing static sites an...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

100%! It's taken me a while to learn this, but since I have, ...

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code with Alex Morton

I think as soon as you start getting comfortable with the rel...

To Kill a Working Drone: Flying drones with Twitter, Bananas and WebAPIs with Lucky Nkosi

Amazing. "By playing, I learn." I think if we all embrace t...

To Kill a Working Drone: Flying drones with Twitter, Bananas and WebAPIs with Lucky Nkosi

Love this talk! Very interesting stuff.

On Today's Plate

Aw, hi! Thank you so much for this comment, it really made my...

On Today's Plate

Hi Dana! I love that time before starting in on a new project...

How I'm Training My Brain to Help Me Show Up Each Day

Gotcha - yeah it seems like we're in the same boat! I'll chec...

How I'm Training My Brain to Help Me Show Up Each Day

Dana! I'm the same way with bullet journalling - it definitel...

I'm Launching a Podcast!

Yay!! Thanks, Christina!! :D

What I'm Up To Lately

Hi Emma! 👋 I should get back to #100DaysOfCode - I started a...

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thanks Nick! :D

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thanks so much, Gracie! Yaaaayy! I think it's going to be a g...

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thanks so much, Madza!

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thank you, Christina! You should absolutely go for it! :D

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thank you, Emma! Really excited about it :D

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thank you, thank you!

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thanks, Peter - appreciate it!

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thanks so much, Ben!

I'm Giving My First-Ever Conference Talk!

Thank you!!

Round One of CodeLand:Distributed Speakers, Announced!

So, so, so honored to be among such inspiring folks for CodeL...

I'm Alex and I'm a Recovering Perfectionist

Day by day, hour by hour, Ryan! We can do it :)

I'm Making Great Progress on my Side Project and I'm Freaking Ecstatic

Exactly, Matthieu!! There's no way to be bored when you're bu...

I'm Making Great Progress on my Side Project and I'm Freaking Ecstatic

It totally is!! Can't wait to keep learning and building :D

How I'm Implementing the Idea of the Infinite 1%

It definitely puts everything in perspective :)

Getting started with web monetization in React

Something will come I'm sure! Always does!

Getting started with web monetization in React

Ooh! Onto another one! Looking forward to see your process/pr...

Pushing Through Resistance to Practice Coding Challenges

It always is -- happy to report I started it and it was actua...

24 JavaScript Array Methods Explained (video series)

Love this! So helpful for visual learners!

How do you stay motivated?

I try to remember to take everything day by day, hour by hour...

Go Time! x Twilio Hackathon Project Update

Emma!! Big CONGRATS on your hackathon submission!!!! So aweso...

Productive Yet Languorous

Yes, yes, yes, yes x 1000!

Wellbean: The Finished Product! x Twilio Hackathon

Thanks so much, Ryan! Appreciate it!!

Roadblocks and a Big Mindset Shift x Twilio Hackathon Project Update

Thanks Emma - just submitted. Finaaaaally :)

Twilio Hackton: getting started late in the game

Good luck!! You got this - looking forward to see what you cr...

What I did once I got my first high paying engineering role

Loved this, Gwyneth! I am such a fan of personal finance - th...

Not Finished Yet, but Here's the Idea! Twilio Hackathon Project Update

Thanks Mazen! Great point - I'll probably add in the SMS func...

Getting started with styled-components in React

Saved this! Looking forward to diving more into it - CSS file...

Go Time! x Twilio Hackathon Project Update

Thanks, Emma! Looking forward to seeing your project :D

Getting Familiar with Firebase Authorization Fundamentals x Twilio Hackathon Update

Ohhhh, thank you!!! Love hearing that!

Consistent Progress - Twilio Hackathon Update

Yaaas Gwyneth! Keep going :D

Do Well What You Know Well + Twilio Hackathon Idea

Thanks for all this info! Yes, it's a web app - I'll be rel...

Fact Checking COVID-19 Chain Texts with Twilio

This is an awesome idea! I'm currently setting my app up wi...

So Many Possibilities to Pursue

Thanks so much! :D

The Power of Learning Over and Over Again

Yes! It just takes consistent, focused effort and then we s...

'You Must Continue To...'

Aw, I'm glad to hear that, Danny! Cheers!

Tutorial Round 1 (of many): Complete

Yes! The latest one I've done with this is a budget app tut...

The Weird Thing About Deleting Items from Lists in JavaScript

This is a great catch! Thank you -- editing now.

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