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MERN Mom

I'm Chazona, a self-taught front-end developer with diverse experiences in industries ranging from food service to veterinary medicine to insurance. My two young children help shape my perspective, and drive me to create experiences that are accessible, friendly, and with a hint of magic.Continue

Published May 8, 2014

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How to Build a Twitter Bot in Node.js - Part 1

Oct 26, 2016

By Chazona Baum

7 minutes

How to Build a Twitter Bot in Node.js - Part 1

When just starting out with Node.js, piecing together a front- and back-end and successfully deploying the app can be a bit intimidating. A great way to get your feet wet working with Node.js and deploying to Heroku without having a front-end to deal with is by making a Twitter bot. Not only are they incredibly fun, but because they're only logic, they make a great stepping stone to bigger projects. Read More

When You Hit That Wall

Jul 27, 2016

By Chazona Baum

5 minutes

When You Hit That Wall

I keep having to remind myself that I’ve only actually been studying on [Free Code Camp](https://freecodecamp.com) for ten days, in between taking care of kids and other daily necessities. Sometimes, it’s to ensure I don’t get lured into a sense of hubris. I’ll be flying through tutorials, devouring them as though they were wrapped in bacon. Read More

Hello World!

Jul 26, 2016

By Chazona Baum

4 minutes

Hello World!

These two words have been typed countless times as developers take their first steps in new languages. So they should be fitting now, as I begin to chronicle my own path from fledgling coder to full-stack developer. This is the start of what is proving to be a fascinating, if vexing, journey. To begin, I should probably take a moment to share how this blog came to be, particularly since it almost didn’t happen. Read More