These were the words I announced to my parents with tears in my eyes when I told them I graduated from the Flatiron School software engineering program.

I’ve never felt such a deep sense of satisfaction of achieving something I think is truly great. I put a lot of grit and hard work into this program. I cried. A lot. I had my happy moments, and moments when I felt like a failure. But it was those that were around me that helped me push through when I thought I couldn’t make it through.

After high school, I went off…


This project was recently inspired when I was looking for an Airbnb in New York to go visit friends for a few days. There were so many features to the website that I could easily use to create a scalable project.


Topic: Validation, authentication and securing a password. These seemingly all sound similar but different and why am I using them in my project?


Have you ever wondered what buffering meant or when you saw the fan whenever you were waiting for the website to load. One might say, “oh my computer is thinking.” There is a chance that what is actually happening is asynchronous computing, there could be a function either being executed or waiting to be executed in order for the website to work thoroughly by processing data such as through fetch request that is waiting to fulfill or reject a promise or you’ve clicked or submitted a feature, or it’s answering a callback function. …


During my journey, the term iteration would scare me a bit. It’s one of those words where I’d hear it and think I’d understand what it was and then completely forget what it was or how to use it or when to use it.

In the exams below, I have a few of the array methods. They came in the handiest when I needed to take in information from a website(API) that I’d use these array methods to tell them how I wanted to use them in my code. …


Originally, I thought about adding onto my previous project called the Sinatra Project and this app allowed a user to create a book. Then I started to think about, other than authors, do people actually name their own books and would the app be helpful? SO, I got the idea to create a Salon App after my trip to the hair salon and my stylist casually stated that salon technology was not up to date at all because I attempted to use Apple Pay.

This made me ambitious for my project to have both a user(client) and stylist(admin) side of…


After 4 weeks of being a full-time student at Flatiron School, of which I love, I’ve learned tons about what it means to be a student, to learn and to keep the end goal in mind at all times.

At the beginning of this project, I wanted to do sort of a “Coffee Shop App” where users can set up a subscription box but I couldn’t find a working API for it. Then I came across this Make Up Foundation API here that had everything that I needed to set up a successful application for this project. …


For two and a half years, I delve myself into one of the most lucrative industries in the world, as a Top Real Estate Agent at my company in New York City. This career allowed me to step foot in multi-million dollar properties, presidential suites, sprawling condos to cute studios in Brooklyn, as I roamed New York City looking for the next deal. Driven and meticulous about my career, I thought this could be my lasting career as a real estate agent and investor.

My career allowed me enjoyed the social scenes, partying in Tribeca, attending Fashion Week, and going…

Alicia Weenum

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