There comes a time in every developer's life when the realization that they can no longer put off taking their skills to the next level sinks in. For some, it comes at the very beginning of their journey into code, and for others it may come many years down the line.
For me, that day occurred earlier this year in March while sitting at a coffee shop in Brooklyn perusing over emails on a bright, cold, snowy morning.
After many months of studying and a thorough application process, I found out that I was accepted, and I began to put all of my energy into preparing for day one. That day is finally here.
Welcome to Hack Reactor
There are students that come from all sorts of backgrounds and levels of programming experience, (though you do need to have a decent handle on JS to apply), but it seems that Hack Reactor does a great job of finding people that are eager to learn and willing to go the distance to do so. I’m hoping my previous development experience on the front end building websites will help as we get into building out our applications, and I really am looking forward to getting a better handle on a lot of backend tools / databases as well. My personal goal is to feel comfortable wherever I find myself within the stack, so this is a task that I look to develop while studying at HR.
Blinded by (Computer) Science
No longer will 'this' be just another misconstrued four letter word… Long gone are the days of pouring over the console distraught over the fact that none of the following statements are true...
> 0.1 + 0.2 === 0.3 < false > NaN === NaN < false > isNaN(null) < false
The Path Ahead
I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead at Hack Reactor, and I can’t wait to meet the rest of my classmates and delve into this learning experience with everything I’ve got. I hope to be able to come out on the other end with a knowledge of the full stack, a great network of friends, and the ability to continue to learn well beyond this program is over. I’ll continue to post with my thoughts, experiences, and discoveries along the way, and perhaps you’ll be able to get something from my experiences as well. Let the hacking begin!