When I first found out I had a tech interview scheduled there was a flurry of emotions flowing through my body at once. Excitement, nerves, fear, and a heavy dose of imposter syndrome. I still feel all those emotions each time I schedule a new interview, however, I found the best way to combat it is to truly practice, practice, practice! Now while I know every person is different in their approach I find that picking everyone’s mind helped me in building my own technique. …

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With graduation merely a few days away, I figured what better way to reflect on my last few months at Flatiron than to write a blog! For anybody who is considering attending a software engineering bootcamp and trying to figure out which one is best, you have come to the right spot! Here i’ll give you the breakdown as to why I thoroughly enjoyed the past few months at Flatiron, the entire bootcamp process and why you should attend also!

  1. Choosing Flatiron

When I first considered starting a career in software engineering, I didn’t even know what a coding bootcamp…

Have you ever gone on a website and thought to yourself: “Wow this needs a little more life in it!” I say it more often than not and it was probably my biggest fear when it came down to developing my own web apps. I wanted a web app that looked dynamic and caught your attention. I mean, when you are working with so many great developers at Flatiron School, you have to find a way to push the envelope just a little bit! So my journey began to find a way to create an animation in the header of…

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As a software engineer you often get this seemingly uncontrollable sense that you have no idea what you’re doing. You start to wonder if the decision to pursue this career was worth it and if you should continue in it. That my dear reader is called Imposter Syndrome! Now while you’re reading this you might wonder why in the world anyone would want to live a life with this cloud over their head, and I’m here to tell you….I’m just as stumped as you are!

All jokes aside, there is something so captivating and fulfilling about being a software engineer…

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“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” — Jean Vanier

I started my path toward software engineering at Flatiron School on October 26th, 2020. Knowing very little about the field, there were a handful of things I was expecting: spending hours on a computer (obviously!), doing research, learning the fundamentals of coding, and of course drinking A LOT of coffee. However, if you would have told me that I would be immersed into one of the largest online communities that is filled with…

Juan Carlos Pleitez

Full-Time Software Engineering Student at Flatiron School

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