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JC Smiley

Front End Developer with a focus on React (web) and React Native (mobile), Code Connector national team Online Content Manager and a leader for the Memphis chapter, Gardner, and Outdoor Enthusiast

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Grand Prize — DigitalOcean App Platform Hackathon on DEV
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Codeland:Distributed 2020
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A passionate plea to build side projects in service to your community.

A passionate plea to build side projects in service to your community.

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Insights on community engagement

Insights on community engagement

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Tracking your technical skills and career, Level Up Dev app

Tracking your technical skills and career, Level Up Dev app

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What I know now, that would have accelerated getting my first job.

What I know now, that would have accelerated getting my first job.

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6 Job hunt tips from speakers Arit A & Kati Frantz

6 Job hunt tips from speakers Arit A & Kati Frantz

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Guide to building a side project — Without a Tutorial

Guide to building a side project — Without a Tutorial

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Tips on searching for a job in today Job Market

Tips on searching for a job in today Job Market

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Early tech career tips - Takeaway from podcast's interview with Lawrence Lockhart

Early tech career tips - Takeaway from podcast's interview with Lawrence Lockhart

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Telling a Story in an Interview

Telling a Story in an Interview

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Dealing with self-imposed boundaries in tech

Dealing with self-imposed boundaries in tech

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Attitude is everything in tech

Attitude is everything in tech

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Short conversation on Discrimination

Short conversation on Discrimination

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Creating a strong brand for building professional relationships in tech

Creating a strong brand for building professional relationships in tech

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That space between learning how to code and the massive skill gap for an entry level job. What’s the next step?

That space between learning how to code and the massive skill gap for an entry level job. What’s the next step?

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Suggestions for self teaching yourself software development

Suggestions for self teaching yourself software development

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9 tips on searching for that first job in tech

9 tips on searching for that first job in tech

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7 tips on preparing yourself for the job search process for that first job in tech

7 tips on preparing yourself for the job search process for that first job in tech

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Success in tech is not a solo sport. How to build your personal community.

Success in tech is not a solo sport. How to build your personal community.

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Takeaways from a "Junior Dev Power Hour" meetup

Takeaways from a "Junior Dev Power Hour" meetup

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Thoughts on the ripple affect of giving back to the tech community

Thoughts on the ripple affect of giving back to the tech community

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Finding accomplishments to put on your resume if you don’t have a tech job.

Finding accomplishments to put on your resume if you don’t have a tech job.

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As tech professionals, don’t limit your greatness. 9 positive steps to get of out our own way.

As tech professionals, don’t limit your greatness. 9 positive steps to get of out our own way.

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How can Tech Professionals deal with Failure

How can Tech Professionals deal with Failure

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16 Suggestions on Creating a Successful Career in Tech

16 Suggestions on Creating a Successful Career in Tech

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Day 1: Building a multi-family meal planning web service

Day 1: Building a multi-family meal planning web service

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Frontend Challenge #12, Time Tracking Dashboard

Frontend Challenge #12, Time Tracking Dashboard

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Frontend Challenge #11, Intro Sign Up Form

Frontend Challenge #11, Intro Sign Up Form

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Takeaways from the "My Journey into Tech" meetup

Takeaways from the "My Journey into Tech" meetup

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Frontend Challenge #10, Four card feature

Frontend Challenge #10, Four card feature

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Frontend Challenge #9, Base Apparel Component

Frontend Challenge #9, Base Apparel Component

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Frontend Challenge #8, NFT Preview Component

Frontend Challenge #8, NFT Preview Component

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Frontend Challenge #7, Article Preview Component

Frontend Challenge #7, Article Preview Component

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Frontend Challenge #6, Social Proof Component

Frontend Challenge #6, Social Proof Component

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Frontend Challenge #5, FAQ Accordion

Frontend Challenge #5, FAQ Accordion

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Frontend Challenge #4, Profile card component

Frontend Challenge #4, Profile card component

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Frontend Challenge #3, Three Column Card Component

Frontend Challenge #3, Three Column Card Component

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Frontend Mentor Challenge #2

Frontend Mentor Challenge #2

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10 takeaways from 7 speakers on starting the journey into tech

10 takeaways from 7 speakers on starting the journey into tech

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Job Hunting tips for Graduates

Job Hunting tips for Graduates

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Traps that Aspiring Developers have to be careful of

Traps that Aspiring Developers have to be careful of

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Tips on tending your career like it’s a garden

Tips on tending your career like it’s a garden

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Paper, Rock, Scissors Game Planning Guide

Paper, Rock, Scissors Game Planning Guide

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Todo project Planning Guide

Todo project Planning Guide

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7 Reflections of what it takes for Boot Campers to Thrive

7 Reflections of what it takes for Boot Campers to Thrive

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Getting Up after a Recruiter told me I wasn't Good Enough

Getting Up after a Recruiter told me I wasn't Good Enough

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Resiliency: 5 Tips to Learning How to Code and Surviving Tech Boot Camps

Resiliency: 5 Tips to Learning How to Code and Surviving Tech Boot Camps

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Whiteboarding Advice

Whiteboarding Advice

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How to create User Stories and Wireframes

How to create User Stories and Wireframes

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7 Tips on Telling Your Story in an Interview

7 Tips on Telling Your Story in an Interview

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4 Tips to Level Up by Working with Others

4 Tips to Level Up by Working with Others

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5 Tips to Immerse yourself into the Tech World

5 Tips to Immerse yourself into the Tech World

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Cycling and Talking Tech, How I built this landing page

Cycling and Talking Tech, How I built this landing page

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How to organize a project from start to finish.

How to organize a project from start to finish.

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How can we use Adversity to shape our tech careers?

How can we use Adversity to shape our tech careers?

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Difference in Java Abstract Classes vs Interfaces

Difference in Java Abstract Classes vs Interfaces

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Building a reputation as an developer

Building a reputation as an developer

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How to find a Mentor

How to find a Mentor

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How Java's classes and main method work?

How Java's classes and main method work?

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Don’t worry about looking good — worry instead about achieving your goals

Don’t worry about looking good — worry instead about achieving your goals

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Building a mental health crisis app, Day 8: Building the messages & connections pages

Building a mental health crisis app, Day 8: Building the messages & connections pages

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