Give Yourself Permission to Screw Up


Are you learning how to code? The path is long, and mistakes are a natural part of it, for that reason, you should always allow yourself to screw up a little. Errors can lead to improvement and therefore be transformed into a good thing. 

On this text, Thomas Oppong talks about the importance of giving yourself permission to screw up from time to time!

4 Tips For Learning How To Code


Are you learning how to code, or do you want to learn? If yes, then these tips are for you!

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#1 - Pick your language

It is a fact that you can’t learn it all at once, so the first step is picking what you want to learn! There are a lot of pros and cons to each programming language, but you have to keep in mind what your goal is regarding the platform you want to work with and your final product.

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#2 - Start from the beginning

We know you want to learn as fast as possible, but let’s agree, skipping steps will not lead to a good knowledge base. Programming is like building a house, if you leave out the foundation, it will probably not stand up properly.

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#3- Ask questions (a lot!)

Have a question? Don’t keep it to yourself. If you have a teacher or tutor don’t be afraid to ask questions (especially if you are a SSF student, our team will be always happy to help) and if you are learning by yourself there are a lot of forums online where you can ask questions and get some help.

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#4 – Practice, practice and practice

The best way to learn is actually coding and the best way to keep what you learned is practicing! So what are you waiting?

How To Develop An Instant Message App

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By Octodev blog

Did you know that the average person sends out up to 14 text messages a day? Many of smartphone users do so by using instant message application, such as WhatsApp. But how are does apps made? As a developer or someone learning how to program, you might be thinking, how hard it is to develop an app like this? Well, here is your answer! On this article from Octodev you can learn all the steps to make your own instant message application! Check it out! 

New friends, new possibilities and new graduation

Just like technology itself, SoftStack Factory is in constant change, always trying to improve. As we move forward and learn from each cohort, we decided to create a new model of learning and working.

From our qualifier to our course structure, volunteering options and new partnerships, we have different plans and projects for this year.

This year Softstack Factory started a partnership with LEARN Academy, also located in San Diego. Our new class structure allow classes to take place at our friends location at LEARN.

Our first cohort completed the new JavaScript MEAN Stack Spin-Up program and the students received their certificates on the last May 15!


Creating new ways to help!

SoftStack Factory was created to help people find their passion for technology and grow, both professionally and personally. Every time the application process is opened we get to meet several new millennials that are motivated to learn and discover their potential for programming. This last application process was no different. We hosted a two day qualifier at Mindtouch one of our sponsors and by the end of the event we decided to create a new teaching approach to accommodate all the qualifier students within the next cohort given our limited physical space.

SSF can only function with the help of our amazing partners, sponsors and volunteers and that includes our current location, which is provided by one of our sponsors Heeron Law. To be able to teach more students with our limited space our CEO created a new process allowing all participants that qualified to become students of SSF. Now the students of this cohort are divided into teams that take turns being onsite and offsite, when a team is offsite they use hangouts video conference technology, allowing them to participate and learn with the onsite groups. To improve the learning process, we identified which students would be more comfortable rotating first and now two teams come in 3 days a week and one team 4 days a week, allowing all teams to be present each week.

We are currently on week number 4 of the 12 weeks of intensive classes, where the students spend an average of 8 hours a day Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:00 PM dedicated to learning a complete technology stack and best practices regarding technology and corporate etiquette.

Creating ways to help more students is just one of the ways that motivates  everyone at SSF!

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