Tag Archive: MIchelle Sun

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    by Angie Chang

    Creating Over Consuming

    In the beginning, be it a line of code each morning, or a short blog post a week, start with the smallest step possible.

    By Michelle Sun (Software Engineer, Buffer)

    Recently, I have found myself scaling down consuming and scaling up on creating. The mobile era has brought to us unparamounted convenience in accessing information. We can read, share, and save content on the go, always connecting, self-documenting.

    Since moving to San Francisco, due to the costly iPhone plan, I switched to an Android phone and an AT&T phone plan, which consistently ran out of credit amongst other frustrations. It turns out to be a blessing in disguise; I have massively scaled down

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    by Angie Chang

    2012 In Review: Getting Hands On With Code

    Hackbright Academy helped jumpstart me from a hobbyist to a web developer.

    By Michelle Sun (Alum, Hackbright Academy)

    2012 has been a huge year in terms of personal and professional growth. On the professional front, I progressed significantly in pursuing my passion in products, from defining and building a product from scratch and selling it to real customers, to getting hands on with code.

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    by Angie Chang

    Owning Your Education (Hungry For Life)

    While it is easy to read and read about certain theories, it is important to apply the learnings to a tangible output. For programming, the best way is to make a project, be it a mobile app, a website or a patch to an open source project, which leads to the next step.

    By Michelle Sun (Recent Graduate, Hackbright Academy)

    After a summer of intense, guided learning, I feel empowered and very blessed to be equipped with the right skills to pick up new skills along the way. Learning to program

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    by Angie Chang

    4 Hacks To Learning To Be A Hacker, "A Python Ate Me!" & More

    Programming is by no means an individual pilgrimage; seeing what others are working on and helping/getting help from others can make learning much more fun and rewarding.

    By Michelle Sun (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    It’s the beginning of Hackbright Academy, working on Python.

    There has been ups and downs, some days (and nights) of pure nightmares, literally (quoting one of my classmates, “I dreamed that a python ate me last night”!), and some days of awesome state of “flow”, when hours seem to fly by and lots get done.

    I begin to realize I am approaching this 10-week course less as a syntax crash course, more of a training of the mind. Many hackers eventually build in other languages, but mastering

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    by Angie Chang

    A Beginner’s Survival Guide For Your First Hackathon

    Done is better than perfect. No matter for learning or winning, aim to finish.

    By Michelle Sun (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    Last weekend, I attended my first ever hackathon and with minimal expectation, had a blast out of it and learned loads. My team did not win, nor did most of us slept at the event, but we got a lot out of it.

    The hackathon, DevelopHer, was organized by LinkedIn, claimed to be the first women-only hackathon. The schedule was well thought out with a few sessions that made the hackathon really fun.

    Aside from yoga and cupcakes, I believe there were a few things I am glad to have (or would have) done that made my experience worthwhile: