MAS 042: Sam Brennan

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
Learning JavaScript and Angular
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!


Adventures in Angular episode 184
Sam’s ng-conf 2018 Talk
Tour of Heroes
How to Get Your Kids to Code
Sam’s Medium


Digital Ocean

Charles YouTube
Little Wizards


Her Mom – Bonnie Brennan