Let me start by saying this: I do not believe having a CS degree is irrelevant, I don’t even believe there is such thing as an irrelevant degree. No form of education is useless. With that being said, let me tell you a little bit about myself and why I decided to take a non-traditional path into computer science and why I think that it might be the future of this industry.

I am currently a full-time coding bootcamp student at Flatiron School, getting closer and closer to my graduation, and with that I start to feel the realness of…

Earlier this year, OpenAI released their new GPT-3-powered bot that generates image from text: DALL-E (a portmanteau of the artist Salvador Dalí and Pixar’s WALL·E).
Being very interested in Artificial Intelligence, I was immediately curious about how it works, and if you’re a skeptic like myself you’re probably assuming it’s just providing you with existing images from a large database. That’s not the case. It will generate the most random, weird, ‘definitely-not-pre-existing’ images you can think of, including anthropomorphized(the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities) versions of animals and objects.

I have gathered a few very…

Keypunch operators at IBM in Stockholm in the 1930s.

Ever since I started to become interested in software engineering I realized how underrepresented women are in this field, the gender gap is way bigger than one might think. According to a software developer survey in 2020, female developers amounted to only about 25% of the respondents in the U.S. and globally that number drops to only about 8%, making this industry heavily male dominated. I am a strong believer(and data also proves) that having role models and feeling represented in a certain field can play a big role when it comes to deciding what we should do as a…

As a software engineering student I have learned that a strong foundation is very important in the process of becoming a good developer. The basic concepts you learn at the very beginning will follow you all the way through your career. One of these very important concepts is Array Methods. I have created a small cheatsheet with examples and a brief explanation of some of the methods and what each one of them does.

.push() and .unshift()

Both methods will add an element to an array. The .push() method will ad an element to the end of the array and .unshift() will add…

Lucy Bellott

Software engineering student in NYC

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