LMS for Musicians: React Redux

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If the COVID 19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that virtually everything can be virtualized. Zoom lessons have become a feature of life for students. Many teachers have taken the opportunity to collect and create resources for their students through a variety of platforms. I decided to design my React Redux project to […]


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My final project for the Flatiron School has been brought on a cocktail of mixed feelings. When I started the web development course at Flatiron in the summer of 2020, so much was uncertain. How would the performing arts fare in the 2020 pandemic? Would my job in the orchestra still be there when the […]

RSVP – using AJAX for simple reservations

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One of the historical problems facing Third Space Music was collecting reservations for their concerts. There was no admission charge, but the concerts had a limited accommodation. I became the webmaster for Third Space Music during the 2020 pandemic. After going through a complete rebrand, our group launched a brand new website design. All of […]

One Step at a Time

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I began my exploration of computer programming with the Flatiron School in July. Learning to code continues to be both exciting and daunting for me. It is empowering to be able to write a line of code that effects a change, or accurately create connections where there were none before. At the same time, the […]

Building an Audition List Database

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It can be daunting to decide what to build for my Flatiron School portfolio projects. It would be simple enough to gin up any number of meaningless associations for a database structure, but what I love about the power of the frameworks we have been learning is the promise of real-world practicality. The excitement of […]

Putting it “Out There”

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A topic of fixation in our hyper-connected world is web presence. The metric of success personally or for business can be measured in likes, views, retweets, and trending. As a self-identifying introvert, I find myself caught between sharing my passions and interests and protecting myself from the inevitable exhaustion of feeling constantly scrutinized. As a […]

Symphony Service Tracker

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A Sinatra App During the pandemic, a serious problem for the Houston Symphony as musicians return to the stage is the balance of work. Each program that the symphony does will have a certain number of rehearsals and concerts associated with it. These are called “services”, and it is the simplest way to track how […]

Symphony Website Scraper

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A CLI Data Gem Project I decided to focus my CLI Data Gem project on the Houston Symphony website. Most orchestra websites are clunky at best, and impossible to navigate quickly at worst. I decided to create a program that would scrape data from upcoming concerts from the website and provide a neat and tidy […]