A walkthrough and explanation of a classic LeetCode question

I , like many others are starting their LeetCode studies to better themselves as engineers and ultimately ace the dreaded technical assessments. Immediately I found myself at odds with the easiest LeetCode questions and felt Imposter Syndrome coming for me…

What I wish I knew before enrolling in coding bootcamp

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As someone who changed careers three times, transferred schools, and received my BA in a timeline of 6 years, I thought I was done thinking about my career. Then a global pandemic happened and few hundred thousand people including myself…

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Before starting Flatiron I took the initiative to learn some Javascript. My independent study involved studying methods and creating functions that served small purposes like converting minutes to hours, basic variable assignments, or determining if a number was less than 100. By just scratching the surface I thought I was…

Coming out of learning Sinatra, I felt on top of the world as my Flatiron cohort and I advanced onto our next module, Ruby on Rails. It was only a matter of time that the emotional roller coaster of coding would catch up on me after the experiencing Sinatra bliss…

As Phase 2 came to a close, my class was confronted with another project mode and assessment. To prevent any more loss of sleep from the deadline looming over my head I decided to jump at opportunity of thoroughly sketching my concept out for our database driven project.

I tried…

As Phase 1 was coming to a close, I felt the looming presence of our first project. After six weeks the moment came when we were presented with our project serving as a culmination of all our knowledge (so far).

The project prompted us to create a CLI that retrieves…

Theory and criticism caught my attention in the early years of my college career. My copies of Foucault, Anzaldúa, and Gramsci would be annotated til they were undecipherable with notes bursting from the margins. …

A truer sentence couldn’t be formed in my head as I found myself hunched over my laptop, basking in the glow of the blue light as I haphazardly try to remember the distinction between a <div> and <br>.

From a young age I’ve always self identified as an artist and nothing else. My passion lies within creating compositions that work harmoniously and intentionally to evoke a specific message to the viewer. I grew up with the idea that my career was limited to the arts because it was…

Melissa Guachun

Software Developer and visual artist based in NYC. Join me on my journey to coding enlightenment or a torrential mental breakdown, whichever comes first.

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