Sarah Alexander- Technology- Education- Science


I have been a successful scientist and educator for the last 15 years. From December 2021 I have started my journey to become a developer having completed a full stack coding boot camp with Le Wagon.

Checkout my Blog, Portfolio, Science and Teaching Pages to learn about my coding development and how a professional educator learns a new language and transfers the knowledge of learning principals into a meaningful and inspiring career in tech.

Reflect, Refract and try not to ReWrite (a blog)

A guide for creating respec tests

Having completed a boot camp and now rebooting my learning with exercism I wanted to start creating my own tests for some “puzzle” ideas I want to develop. On the advise of a senior developer I created a tennis game and use rspec test to help drive this game development. Funny enough this is also a very topical sport to target with the Djokovic saga going on too.. Setting up a rspec test environment: Create folders & implementation file Open a terminal

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Developing BOB

So who is BOB? Bob stands for BUILD OUR BUSINESS and is an app designed to help businesses to find, store and share software business tools ideas. BOB was developed in the last weeks of Le Wagon Boot Camp batch #757 by Le Wagon sudents: Sarah, Yan and Emmanual. Would you like to Explore the app BOB online Click HERE please note for best experience check it out in mobile view!

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When being challenged to combine the content of an array this week I discovered that in ruby we can use a number of methods…. Concatenate Set or Zip.

Week 1 Le Wagon

The first 4 days of code has been a series of huge learning emotions. a complete oscillation of learning emotions. Each day of the boot camp we undertake a lecture that underpins the day’s learning theme. Programing Basics, Flow,Array & Conditional, Iterators & Blocks and Hash & Symbols. After an initial morning lecture we then pair off (randomly chosen by tutors) to work on coding challenges. At the end of the day we have a LIVE CODE session were we code as a group….

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Le Wagon Boot Camp

Le Wagon provides an intensive full stack bootcamp. Day 1 finally arrives with a series of following the command lane recipe cards to get our computers ready! After a few hours of set up, equalling lot sof waiting for downloads and utilising the teachers knowledge for tricky little bugs we had our first learning session. The afternoon was basically a way to help orientate ourselves in the Le Wagon learning platform-Kitt and practice with some pair program undertaking some very simple Ruby code fixes and learning the art of git!

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Le Wagon Preboot Bootup

Next week I start the boot camp with Le Wagon Melbourne Batch #757 and heading off into a new professional chapter. Today we met with key teachers and coaches who are helping 15 students on this new and exciting journey into the tech world. It was delightful to hear about the back stories of the other 14 students who are joining me on this course. I was taken with the diversity of life story, geography and reasons to come into coding.

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Refactoring Ruby

So if you read this title without knowing that I am learning some Ruby programming you may have started to picture me chipping away at at large red rock (ruby) to create the desired shape for my latest pendent…. well perhaps πŸ˜‰ In some ways this visual could be true if the actual function of the object was not changed. In a nutshell Refactoring Ruby is basically analysing code and making changes that leaves it

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Creating My First App

Pulling together a number of concepts to create a simple app. I am still finding a lack of flow and need to practice a little more- perhaps some coding puzzles might help. This code is all about verbs…. doing code πŸ˜‰ I used the concepts of “CRUD” Create Read Update Delete

Organising My Library

Pulling together a number of ideas; sorting, sorting! if else and defining a method and applying it to an array!

Creating a Histogram Lockdown 6.0

Today was the first day of the 6th Lockdown for Melbourne. There is some solis in learning to code in amongst the crazy homeschooling and teaching. I also have a deadline to try to get this pre learning done by the end of August. My struggle is coming down to a lack of practice and getting stuck on blocks. My Code today cuts up a string, creates an array and looks at the frequency of word in a given input

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