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Blog All of the Things

Oh look, we have a blog now. Well this is exciting! We never really know where DatCode is gonna go, and maybe that's the fun in it. As the community grows, new ways of sharing our knowledge and resources come with it. This blog, initially, was going to be a...

You Should Join #DatCode. We Hear It's Pretty Cool.

Back in July of this year, the hashtag #DatCode was started on Twitter as a way to share tips and resources about code. What began as something simple grew, and continues to grow into a vibrant community of black and brown coders the world over, sharing their experiences and knowledge,...

Javascript Is Important

You should learn JavaScript. No, you really should. If you’re reading this, you probably have an interest in software development, and have access to a computer with a web browser - which means that you already have all of the tools necessary to learn and build things with JavaScript. JavaScript...

So, Why Should I Code?

"Coding is for everyone." I don't know exactly where that saying came from, but there is some truth to it. It's really easy to get started learning how to code, what with its accessibility (like JavaScript being bundled in every web browser) and the vast amount of learning resources available...

WTF is this?

Since you've read about how important JavaScript is, I'm sure you've been dabbling and doing some work with it. That's awesome! I also know that you've had quite a few hiccups along the way. Don't worry, we're here to help. One of the biggest issues for budding JavaScript developers is...

Who To Follow (And Why)

Twitter is great, isn't it? Or can be, in more ways than one. If you like talking shit (like I do) and getting jokes off, it's the place to be. But it's also great for following your favorite creators and doers. We're gonna focus on that last one and give...

Hey Tremayne, Why Do You Code?

Why Do You Code? is a weekly blog series, a new one every Tuesday, where we ask someone from the community why it is they code and what they like about it. Tremayne Miller Engineering Intern Ft. Lauderdale, FL Favorite language(s): Python How long have you been coding? Not very...

Git(Hub) is your homie.

At some point in your coding journey, you'll come across certain development tools that'll help you keep your workflow in order. Things like package managers, preprocessors (like SASS or LESS for writing CSS). One important tool at your disposal is called version control, or a code management system. As the...

Hey Luke, Why Do You Code?

Why Do You Code? is a weekly blog series, a new one every Tuesday, where we ask someone from the community why it is they code and what they like about it. Luke Davis Customer Service Specialist United Kingdom Favorite language(s): HTML How long have you been coding? 15 years...

#Squaaaad: The importance of an inclusive community, support system, and squad in tech.

Having a squad has been the single most important factor during my coding journey. It just may be for you too, and here’s why. Tech is very collaborative; Coding is a team effort. All of your favorite applications were built by a team. You can absolutely be individually talented at...

Hey Mark, Why Do You Code?

Why Do You Code? is a weekly blog series - a new one every Tuesday - where we ask someone from the community why it is they code, and what they like about it. Mark Henderson @emehrkay Software Development Manager Baltimore, MD Favorite Language(s): Python, PHP, JavaScript How long have...

Parts Are Moving! Quick Updates on the Community

All's been quiet on the #DatCode front for a minute, but in the last month or so we've gotten some things moving. Let's give a quick rundown on all the cool stuff we're working on! We have a survey (actually two)! So, big thing happening: we've decided to create an...

PoC Developer Communities You Should Know About

DatCode is the awesome-est to be sure (totally unbiased), but there are other People of Color developer communities we think you should be a part of as well. Check out this list!

do.bot, the DatCode Slack's do-stuff-bot.

We mentioned some projects the DatCode community is working on in our Community Update, so let's dig in to one of them that will surely be a boon to community engagement and learning: it's called do.bot!