Raissa K.

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Ah, a tale as old as time: teacher turned coder. If only I'd learned sooner that my previous career would have left me with so many transferrable skills! 
I've loved building websites since I was a kid, but now I get to use modern web technologies to build interactive, quick-responding and accessible web applications*.


*That means no more <blink> and <marquee>, sorry, 10-year-old me.
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Things I’ve built

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Learning Experiences

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Not-Code

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2022
Feb 27, 2022
Feb 27, 2022
I was part of a team of four women and we submitted a project for the TechTogether Chicago hackathon!

It was really fun to brainstorm what the project should be, what resources we'd use, what accessibility features we'd implement.

Since I still have to reach familiarity with JavaScript, this was a definite win even if don't get a prize for the submission.

Best part for me was checking the Lighthouse report for accessibility, not gonna lie.

I really should write a more detailed post about it...
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Feb 25, 2022
Feb 25, 2022
While I'll definitely need to set aside some time to write about everything that's going on with my learning and development, I got my first article published by the TechTogether team about my experience in their hackathon!

Here's a toast to TechTogether, and another to my third hackathon taking place over this weekend!
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Feb 22, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
These past couple of weeks were intense. 7 website layouts are no joke if you're supposed to use pure HTML + CSS - no libraries, no preprocessors! - and are supposed to focus on floats rather than flex or grids.

The most interesting thing was how each website became easier than the previous one.

First one looks pretty at first glance but the entire layout breaks if you ever so much as think about accessing it on a tablet or phone.

Last website was designed with a mobile-first approach, and is much more pleasant to navigate.

This incredible project makes me feel ready to face the Through of Sorrow that comes with leaving HTML and CSS behind a bit and starting JavaScript.
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Software Developer, 100Devs
Feb 17, 2022
Feb 17, 2022
Over at 100devs we got started on JavaScript today.

It felt good to "put faces to names" to some concepts I'd been vaguely familiar with. 

On one side, I can tell this will be a long and hard journey.

On the other, I'm a step closer to having all the tools I need to build the projects I've been thinking about!
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Feb 15, 2022
Feb 15, 2022
The difference a single month can make.

First pure HTML layout is dated Jan 18, 2022.

Second layout (HTML + CSS + one simple media query... only floats allowed, no flex!) finished today, Feb 15, 2022.

The path is long and winding, but rewarding!
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Feb 14, 2022
Feb 14, 2022
There was a great workshop on Figma and I decided to try it.

Turns out it's actually fun and super intuitive, and it helps me have something to look forward to when the barebones HTML/CSS is in the ugly duckling stage.
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