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Aaron McCollum

Experienced sales and customer success strategist by day, software programmer by night. I'm from the US originally and currently living in Japan.

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CodeNewbie Has Gone Purple!

"Purple is also a combination of calming blue and fiery red, ...

[#CNC2022 Cohort 1] Code More Welcome Thread

Same to you! Yeah the CS50 course was more than I was initial...

[#CNC2022 Cohort 1] Code More Welcome Thread

Good question. I have been able to learn fairly well on my ow...

[#CNC2022 "Code More" Cohort 1] Why do you want to code more?

That’s an awesome strategy. I will do the same. I already hav...

#CNC2022 Pre-Post

Thanks Ben! Appreciate it.

[#CNC2022 Cohort 1] Code More Welcome Thread

Hey everyone, I'm Aaron from the US (living abroad temporaril...

[#CNC2022 Cohort 1] Code More Welcome Thread

Hey Collin, that's awesome. Congrats on all the hard work at ...

[#CNC2022 "Code More" Cohort 1] Why do you want to code more?

Why do I want to code more? I need the practice and disciplin...

First Coding Meetup of 2022

Agreed! Hoping to go to several in 2022 if possible.

5 Actionable Steps to Land Your First Software Engineering Role

Thanks for writing this Maddy! This was excellent.

#CNC2022 Cohort 1 Welcome Thread

Thank you Ayu! Are you doing it too?

How I decided which language I should learn

I see the Japan flag in your Bio - did you live there?

How I decided which language I should learn

This is great, thanks for posting Julia. A great encouragemen...

#CNC2022 Cohort 1 Welcome Thread

Hey everyone! Excited for 2022 and a year of more growth. Na...

First Community Post

Yooooo welcome in Emily! Great to have you here. Congrats on ...

Finishing my Landing Page project

Thanks will do!

Finishing my Landing Page project

Also thank you so much for taking a look at my code. I’m alwa...

Finishing my Landing Page project

Hey! Thanks for the comment. CSS is getting better as I’ve go...

I Have Been Writing A Blog For 10 Months: Here Is My Story

It’s definitely crowded and huge!

I Have Been Writing A Blog For 10 Months: Here Is My Story

Yep! I live in Tokyo - been here for a year and plan to be he...

I Have Been Writing A Blog For 10 Months: Here Is My Story

That’s fantastic. First off your English is really really goo...

[On-Demand Talk] You're not an Imposter, You're a Life-Long Learner

FWIW I thought this was the best talk of the conference.

Finishing my Landing Page project

Hey @sbstn that's fantastic! Keep it up. It depends on how m...

What’s the best resource to learn/re-learn Ruby on Rails

App Academy Open is a free online version of their bootcamp a...

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

Enemies being the high spending Rangers and Celtic? Haha

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

Motherwell! They are still up in the Scottish premier league ...

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

Haha that sounds awesome! Props for the creativity there too....

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

I do need to get some good dice though! Where is the place yo...

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

Haha yeah. I played a moon elf mage named Aedan. I coded a ba...

What are your longterm career goals?

Ecosia is a really cool company - have you heard of them? The...

What are your longterm career goals?

I really want to be a software developer. I don't care if I w...

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

I haven't camped in years but miss it a lot. And D&D! As ...

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

Played my first D&D game last summer and absolutely loved...

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

Same here! I'm a soccer/football fan and gaming as well. Who ...

What are your favorite hobbies outside of code?

I enjoy watching soccer and playing video games!

My First Conference

I haven’t yet! But that’s on the docket for later.

My First Conference

Welcome to the CodeNewbie forem community! Glad to have you h...

CodeLand 2021 Hallway — Day One

It's been really cool. I tried this about a year ago and fell...

Non-CS degree holders, what did you study in college?

I studied Sports Management and a minor in Spanish! I spent ...

CodeLand 2021 Hallway — Day One

Nice! Best of luck in the next stage and on your final projec...

Hi! We're CockroachDB and we're stoked to be at CodeLand!

Hey Cockroach team, thanks for coming to Codeland and setting...

Hello! We're Stream and we proudly support CodeLand!

Hey Stream team, thanks for being here! I'm Aaron, a self-tea...

CodeLand 2021 Hallway — Day One

That's awesome! I'd love to see it once you're finished. When...

Hi, we’re Strapi and we’re excited to be at CodeLand!

Hey Strapi team! I'm Aaron, (@aaronmccollum_ on Twitter) and ...

CodeLand 2021 Hallway — Day One

Hey Paul, great to e-meet you! I'm Aaron - tuning in from Jap...

CodeLand 2021 Hallway — Day One

Wassup Jessie! Great to e-meet you. I told this to Richard ab...

CodeLand 2021 Hallway — Day One

Hey Richard! I'm looking at Flatiron School as a potential bo...

CodeLand 2021 Hallway — Day One

Hello everyone! I'm Aaron McCollum - just woke up (it's early...

Contributing to Open Source for the first time

There is a way to search for projects and tasks that are for ...

CodeLand 2021 is this week! Here's what you need to know.

Excited! I will try to make it to some hallways and the caree...

CodeLand 2021 is coming up next week! 🎉

Very excited to watch some great talks and meet people!

Hi, I'm Laurie and I'm a learner.

Hey Laurie, welcome! I’m learning to code as well. Glad to ha...

Learn in the wrong order

Enjoy the journey. Great post! I can call into the trap of th...

The Odin Project – 2 weeks in

You’re welcome! Yes it’s a free site and open-source. You do ...

The Odin Project – 2 weeks in

Agreed. It also has to do with the amount of people in one se...

I’m Christine Fletcher — UI/UX developer & designer — Ask Me Anything!

Hey @chrismis79 it was great to listen to your episode! I've...

Three nifty shortcuts on the Command Line

Mind officially blown! I have the V2 editor it looks like. ...

Three nifty shortcuts on the Command Line

@terabytetiger Hey there, me again! I haven't figured out ho...

Basics of Git for a Code Newbie

Just finished Git! So I’m a little behind you but on the same...

Basics of Git for a Code Newbie

Great minds think alike. I’ve also recently done the Git less...

8 reasons why having a blog is as important as having a GitHub

Thanks for writing. These are all excellent points. I’ve gott...

Three nifty shortcuts on the Command Line

Thanks for the Windows info! And I will try that with my next...

Three nifty shortcuts on the Command Line

You’re welcome Vanza!

#CNC2021 "Start Coding" Mission 1 Submission Thread

Welcome Basti! I think this looks pretty great - good luck! ...

Welcome Thread - V7

Welcome in! 👋

The Confidence I Needed to Pursue Web Development

I absolutely love the Pokédex projects! Rock on!

Register for CodeLand 2021 — and See Who's Speaking!

Awesome, thanks! Will register when I get home.

How To Use Google Like A Pro

Learned something new today - thanks!

History Shorts. Why we have to thank Hawaii for the internet.

Thanks for writing! I didn’t know about this and will look to...

8 Best Apps to Learn Coding

Thanks for writing! Gonna check a few of these out. Programmi...

Register for CodeLand 2021 — and See Who's Speaking!

Hey @graciegregory16 do you know if the sessions will be rec...

Register for CodeLand 2021 — and See Who's Speaking!

Very excited for this!

How can I generate random numbers in JavaScript?

This ^^^ Also, you can write (Math.random() * x) + 1 to gene...

What's the difference between double equals (==) and triple equals (===) in JavaScript?

Mike hit the nail on the head!

Getting My First Code Review

I just took a look - great stuff! I like how you saved image...

Newbie in need of direction

Hey @girluser , great question. I think everyone sorta goes a...

#CNC2021 "Code More" Mission 2 Submission Thread

Created my first Github Kanban board - excited to use this. G...

Why Developers Need To Build Personal Brand

I think for me, it's just being consistent. This is a strugg...

#CNC2021 "Code More" Mission 1 Submission Thread

I want to code more because: I want to transition into a care...

30 Things the Tech Community Don't Like About University/College

It's funny how I had some of those same complaints when I was...

Hello World!

Good luck! What are you using to start learning web dev?

Learning Rails

Chuck, thanks for posting this! I'm in the beginning stages ...

Yechiel: Rabbi, Elementary School Teacher, Dev

Great read!

March 11th, 2021: What did you learn this week?

I didn't know that re: JavaScript! But I agree, especially w...

March 11th, 2021: What did you learn this week?

todayilearned In Ruby, you can forego the parenthesi...

Working on The Odin Project today, what about you all?

I like the video lessons that accompany each section, plus co...

Working on The Odin Project today, what about you all?

Hey Bryce, good luck and have fun! I'm working through App A...

what programming language should you learn?

This is great, thanks for writing Alex!

How to ask for a testimonial?

Awesome! It's something I honestly have to do more of as wel...

Hello

Hello there Matvedian! I spent a week in London a few years ...

How to ask for a testimonial?

I'm a little late on this, however this is a great question a...

How to Avoid Overlearning In Software Development

This is a great article to come back to every once in awhile ...

How I hope to problem solve this year

Absolutely. It's really helped me to hear that senior develo...

JavaScript is kicking my ass!

I've been there (and still am there) at times. A few things ...

10 Things I Wish I’d Learned Sooner After Being a Developer for 10 Years

"Sure, you have a salary. But if you got that salary more tha...

Best Podcasts For New Web Developers

Thanks SR! Gonna check out Syntax.fm this weekend.

Writing code | The ultimate junior developer survival guide

Number 3 1000% (the others are good too!). But stepping away...

Are Coding Bootcamps A Rip Off?

Thanks!

Are Coding Bootcamps A Rip Off?

Hey Tony, thanks for writing this! I've been checking out a ...

40+ JavaScript Projects For Your Portfolio [With Videos!]

Definitely bookmarking this for the next few months of fun.

Hi! My name is Heiker. I like to talk about javascript and vim. If you have any questions about that, send them my way

Definitely gonna give this a look - thanks Heiker!

Hey, found this forum today through a tweet by someone whom I follow on Twitter. Lets see how it goes. Cheers

Welcome!

Hi! My name is Heiker. I like to talk about javascript and vim. If you have any questions about that, send them my way

Nice! I'm just now starting to learn functional programming ...

README — Thanks for Joining CodeNewbie Community!

This is definitely going to be a place I virtually visit each...

Enjoy the Journey

That's awesome! Japan is a really cool country.

Wassup

Love it!

Getting started | The ultimate junior developer survival guide

Thanks for posting this Pauline! I read this a few months ag...

6 habits I’m building to level up as a developer

Tackling new things and asking for help quicker are two thing...

Welcome Thread

Hey everyone! I'm Aaron. I enjoy listening to classic rock ...

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