Tag Archive: Natasha Murashev

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    by Angie Chang

    After A Year Of Learning, I’m Officially A Software Engineer!!!!

    I also found that I now can’t wait to wake up in the morning just so I can keep coding and making stuff.

    By Natasha Murashev (Software Engineer, Hipmunk)

    Learning to code is one the hardest thing I’ve ever done, and I can’t believe I actually stuck to it and didn’t quit. To be honest, I actually did quit a few times, for a few days or weeks in a row at a time, but I then came back to it and kept going.

    It’s been almost a year since I first decided to learn to code, and what a year! Over the past year, I’ve completed the Stanford CS106A Java course for free online, learned Ruby via rubylearning.org and through fun side projects, started learning Rails via Michael Hartl’s Ruby on Rails tutorial, and completed Dev Bootcamp, which

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    by Angie Chang

    How I Learned To Code

    From one-day classes to Stanford courses, Natasha continues learning to code at Dev Bootcamp.

    By Natasha Murashev (Student, Dev Bootcamp)

    Learning to code is one of the most challenging things I’ve accomplished in my life to date. It is also the accomplishment that I’m most proud of.

    The journey started two years ago when I moved to San Francisco to work in the tech industry. After about a year, I was sick of standing in the sidelines doing “everything else” without having the power to make any changes myself.

    So I decided to learn to code…

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    by Angie Chang

    Hackathon: An Amazing Experience With New Friends

    “Everyone contributed their skills, which was perfect. We had an iPhone developer, an Android developer, a few Rails developers including myself…”

    By Natasha Murashev (Student, Dev Bootcamp)

    Today, I participated in my very first Hackathon, and what an experience! So far, I’ve been building apps on my own, so this was the first time I got to help build something as part of a group…

    Our group decided to make an app for finding hackathons to go to based on location. More people kept joining the group, so while we started at 3, we ended with a group of 7 or 8. Everyone contributed their skills, which was perfect. We had an iPhone developer, an Android developer, a few Rails developers including myself and a developer who took care of the front-end and design.

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    by Angie Chang

    Let’s Learn To Code Together (Stanford “Intro to CS” Online Class)

    By Natasha Murashev (Co-Founder & Director of Operations, Holler)
    Since coming to Silicon Valley a little over a year ago, I fell in love with the hacker culture. It was incredible to meet people who had ideas and then actually went out and made them happen!

    The problem was, I was a psychology major and do not have any coding experience. Nevertheless, I found some amazing people to start a startup with and it’s been an incredible journey so far. Yet, it is clear that my startup could use some more engineering help, and frustrating to have my hands tied up when it comes to helping out. That is why I decided to learn to code

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Keep Your Startup On Track With Project Management

    By Natasha Murashev (Co-Founder & Director of Operations, Holler)

    Running a startup is like running on a treadmill. You keep running and running and after all the running, you still have to keep running. The treadmill gives you no mercy. It doesn’t slow down when you’re tired or thirsty, it just keeps going and going and you have to keep up or else you’ll fall off.

    The key to mastering the treadmill is starting the run with realistic goals in mind. You have to know yourself well enough to set the optimal speed and running time for your body to keep going even when it gets rough. In a startup, that is