Portfolios?

the who/what/when/where/why

Puppies and Portfolios • 4.27.20

Front End Study Series

Women Who Code: Boulder/Denver

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  • Front End Software Engineer
  • Director for WWCode Boulder/Denver
  • Lead for Puppies and Portfolios
  • Dog Mom

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Let's answer some ?s

and ask some too

WHO?

Who needs one?

WHAT?

What even is a portfolio site?

What do I include?

WHEN?

When should I start building my site?

WHERE?

Where do I get ideas and inspiration?

WHY?

Why do I need one?

Why should I keep it when I'm not job hunting?

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who • why • what • when • where

Who needs one?

Everyone

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who • why • what • when • where

Who needs one?

Students, Self-taught, and career changers

Junior devs

Mid/Senior level devs

Community members

Anyone who wants to be online

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Why do I need one?

Tell your story

YOUR WAY

Put your best foot forward

Demonstrate your skills and knowledge

Share things that don't fit in a resume

Share lessons learnt

Have fun! It's your playground

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who • why • what • when • where

Why should I keep it when I'm not job hunting?

Not just about getting a job!

  • Connect with other community members
  • Document a journey
  • Play around with new tech

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who • why • what • when • where

What even is

a portfolio site?

Your corner of the web

the magical place where you do you

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who • why • what • when • where

What do I include?

Favorite projects that demonstrate your skills and lessons learnt

Passion Projects that show off what you love best

Writings: Blog posts, tutorials, case studies...

1.

2.

3.

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who • why • what • when • where

When should I start building my site?

Short answer: now!

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who • why • what • when • where

Even if you don't know any/enough code yet...

  • gather inspiration ideas
  • write a bio
  • collect projects

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who • why • what • when • where

Where do I get ideas & inspiration?

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who • why • what • when • where • how

HOW?

Bonus Question:

Front End focused events

Hack / Study Groups

Online Communities