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Hello Learn. Love. Code. readers!

It’s been a little over four months since we first launched our publication and we wanted to take a moment to thank you for following! We’ve got some great stories in store for you in the coming weeks.

In case you missed them, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites that we’ve published so far. We’ve covered…

Tips on Learning How to Code

What Imposter Syndrome feels like.

Our own Abhishek Pillai shares 8 tips on overcoming imposter syndrome from his own experience as a developer.

“As you search for meet-ups, online communities, or prospective employers, put yourself in an environment where you’re the dumbest person in the room. Because that’s the way you’re going to learn the most.”

Diversity in Tech

A look at the Safey NYC app.

Rebekah Rombom, Flatiron School’s VP of Business Development, speaks with students from our Mobile Dev Corps program about civic-minded apps they built in collaboration with the White House.

“Together, they will collaborate toward a common goal: Leveraging their skills — and an unprecedented amount of open data provided by the White House — to build applications that address the challenges of our communities.”

Student Perspectives

We’ve been floored by the enthusiasm we’ve seen from our community of Flatiron School students and alums, who have contributed thoughtful pieces to our publication on a wide range of issues. Here, Flatiron alum Brian Emory shares a few actionable tips on making the most of attending an online coding bootcamp.

“Learning to code will be one of the harder things you ever try to do. It is supposed to be. You are teaching yourself a brand new skill. Not only that, you are teaching yourself how to think in an entirely different way.”

What We’ve Been Reading

It’s also been inspiring to dive into Medium and read other amazing stories on the platform. Here are three we’ve been loving lately:

1. Technologist and Web Developer Neel Bhat shares how you can only know whether your ideas are good if you put them into practice.

“Coming up with ideas is easy. Don’t be fooled by people using the word ‘ideate’ to make it sound like they are doing something much harder.”

2. Aline Lerner analyzes a huge amount of data from her interviewing.io platform to undercover complications in how tech companies employ technical interviews.

“When we think of interviewing, we think of something that ought to have repeatable results and carry a strong signal. However, the data we’ve collected tells a different story.”

3. An inspiring long-form piece from Lyft’s John Zimmer on where his company — and vehicle technology as a whole — is headed in the next 10 years.

“Cities of the future must be built around people, not vehicles. They should be defined by communities and connections, not pavement and parking spots.”

Thanks again for reading! If you have any feedback or would like to submit a story, don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

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