Panel: Charles Max Wood
Guest: Sam Brennan
This week on My Angular Story, Charles speaks with Sam Brennan. Sam first got into programming when she was 9 years old and made a website using HTML and CSS. She learned to code from Codeacademy, has gone on to be a part of ngGirls, and has spoken at conferences, such as at ng-conf 2018 where she gave her talk on Reusable Animations. They talk about how she found her passion for Angular, the importance of not giving up when you are confused, and what she is proud of contributing to the community. They also touch on her involvement in ngGirls as a mentor, what she is working on currently, and more!
In particular, We dive pretty deep on:
- Adventures in Angular episode 184
- How did you first get into programming?
- Built a website at 9 years old
- Learned to code from Codeacademy
- Had to build a website in order to become ungrounded
- How did you get to where you are today?
- Not into programming at all originally
- Tour of Heroes
- Really fell in love with the Angular community
- What was your experience like at your first ng-conf 2017?
- If you are confused, go research it and figure it out!
- The atmosphere of the Angular community
- What have you done with Angular that you are particularly proud of?
- Working currently on a migration from AngularJS to Angular
- Done a lot of animations
- Loves her job as an ngGirls mentor
- Imposter syndrome
- What are you working on now?
- Angular Denver
- Headed into college this fall
- How to Get Your Kids to Code
- And much, much more!