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Post Date:February 06, 2015

Week 21 at Ada

Capstone week 2! Kat and I pretty much have our minimum viable product at this point. We're both kind of surprised by how quickly that happened. Don't get me wrong, we have a ton more work to do, but we're pretty pleased to have our base level of work complete. Maybe we set our bar too low at first? Or maybe we just work faster together than we realized. Up next: improving our noise algorithm an

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Post Date:January 30, 2015

Week 20 at Ada

First week of Capstone! Luckily, Kat and I are working together on our capstone project. It's wonderful having someone to work with on a longer term project. A number of my classmates are approaching their projects as a way to prove they can do an entire project on their own. For me personally, it's more important to prove I can work effectively with another developer for a longer term project.

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Post Date:January 23, 2015

Week 19 at Ada

With internship interviews over, we were finally able to focus more on Angular with Ellen this week. We started the week doing a test day at Moz, seeing if the space would be a good fit for the next cohort. It's a great space, but would definitely a different vibe than the current classroom.

Other than that, we spent the rest of the week working on our Angular blogs. You can Read More →

Post Date:January 16, 2015

Week 18 at Ada

This was the week of interviews and Angular. Ellen, from the first cohort, started teaching us Angular, but most of our attention was focused on interviews.

Everyone is supposed to get an internship, but it's hard to not be nervous. I had seven interviews spread over the entire week: Expedia on Monday, Zillow on Tuesday, Amazon Forecasting on Wednesday, Apex Learning on Thursday, and t

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Post Date:January 11, 2015

Week 17 at Ada

This week felt like the beginning of the end of Ada. Elise and Bookis introduced our Capstone project and we spent our week doing self-directed learning on a topic of our choice related to that.

We also prepared for our internship interviews, which are happening next week. Last year's cohort had some technical questions they weren't prepared for, so our cohort did two mock technical in

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