Joshua Berrios πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·

The only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little "extra".

Determine Frontend Technology

Need to determine which Frontend Technology I want to use for the application I have in mind. It will be a mobile-first application, so I am considering using the Ionic Framework.

Check out Ionic SDK for yourself -

Spin up a Project

Create a Repo, Clone it down to my Desktop, and Start Building

Need to Establish a Name for the App

I need to figure out what I will call my app for the Xata Christmas Challenge.
Going to ask chatGPT what it thinks it should be...BRB while I brainstorm with AI.
Joshua Berrios πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· Author

I have decided to call my application: SwipeCart


Impressed w/ chatGPT the more I use it

So I asked chatGPT to help me determine what I should name an application that will feature a swiping e-commerce user experience. Click on the screenshot for the results!

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Xata is a Serverless Relational Database that features a search and analytics component. And it also uses a single API.

Check it out for yourself -

Wow it has been a while since I have been on Makerlog!

It is time to rectify my lack of building in public using MakerLog. There is a challenge that came across on Twitter that I want to participate, hosted by, and submissions are due by January 8th, 2023. Top 3 entries get $500 (plus swag I believe) and Top 10 entries just get swag.

I am planning on building a swipe-able shopping experience.

Make Podcast Badges Clickable w/ Links

I made the Podcast Badges clickable so they can open up the podcast listening platform of choice to open in a new tab.

Implement Links to Hero Section Buttons

Implement links for Podcast Page to "Listen to the Podcast" button + Discord Community Invite Link to "Join the Community" button.

Implement Social Icons on Footer

Implement Social Media Icons for Youtube, Twitter, & LinkedIn. Also linked them accordingly.

Current Progress of Podcast Website

John Shahawy

You’re cooking!

Joshua Berrios πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· Author

As best I can @johnbuilds. Starting of templates components are a God send when trying to build an MVP in a timely fashion :)


I will speaking at my first online event!

Well, the time has come to make a special announcement!

I will be attending my first speaking engagement at Career Karma on July 11th, 2022 at 3PM PST / 5PM CST / 6PM EST. It is a Live Audio Room within their platform.

I praise God for this incredible opportunity. So much has happened, from attending a coding bootcamp (devCodeCamp) while working part-time at DHS to being hired as a full-time video creator, getting laid off from the video creator role, having to work for FedEx while interviewing with various tech companies, and eventually getting hired on to Layer One Media as a UI/UX Developer.

And I get the opportunity to talk about this journey and share insight on how adapting to adversity, staying motivated, and having a strong faith is a formula to landing your first tech career role.

So head on over to Career Karma, Register, and Mark your Calendar -

I look forward to seeing you there. God Bless!

Install Tailwind CSS to Angular Project

Joshua Berrios πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· Author

Actually, I am very very new to Angular. I had to learn Angular in a week for my new job as a UI/UX Developer. I have been enjoying the learning process of it and the code base for Angular is pretty easy to follow. Next I am going to learn about RxJS with Angular.

Yohann Ravino

Okay your a Angular guy ;) I have work with this stack during 4 years. Are you enjoy code with ?


Create Repo for

Going to be building out my official portfolio website using the latest version of Angular (practice makes perfect...they say) and whatever CSS Framework I decide on (between Bootstrap or Tailwind CSS).

I pushed my two commits on the job today!

What an awesome feeling it is to push your first two commits at your dream career job. So surreal!

Learn AngularJS Basics

Got to get very familiar with AngularJS since it is a frontend framework I will be working with 90% of the time at my new and first developer job as a UI/UX Developer with Layer One Media.
Joshua Berrios πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· Author

yes. I got the UI/UX Developer position with Layer One Media and I turned down an offer for a similar paying dev job with the DoD.


you got the job? πŸ˜€


Day 1 at Layer One Media βœ…

- Amazing Company Culture
- Smooth Onboarding Process
- Amazing Team
- Weekly Standup
- Team Meeting
- I even got to sit in a Client meeting on my first day as well πŸ€“

Learn how to implement useContext React Hook

Need to learn how to use the React Hook useContext so I can avoid prop drilling within the codebase.

Need to Complete Tech Assessment for

I need to do the following:
- Create the Search Bar Component for Tag Searching
- Tidy up the Codebase of the Student Profiles React App
- Tweak and finalize the styling of the application
- Make the application responsive

God is Good! I am officially a UI/UX Developer.

I have accepted an offer from LayerOne Media to be a UI/UX Developer. This is a remote position. If you want to check out the company, here is the website link -
Joshua Berrios πŸ‡΅πŸ‡· Author

@danielcodex this is when I announced it 😊


I am late to the party, congratulations 🎊. Let's goooπŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯


Complete the Javascript: Patterns course on LinkedIn Learning

I have been taking a LinkedIn Learning course that goes over Javascript Design Patterns as a refresher for a technical interview I am waiting to be appointed to. God-willing, I get a response soon from the SaaS company with the date and time.

Two successful developer interviews!!

I am glad my current temporary day job gave me the day off from delivering FedEx packages so I can attend my interviews today. I should be hearing back from both companies within the next day or end of the week. I am praying and hopeful, that I will get offers and have to make a hard decision between the two.

Hard work pays off!! You can do it Joshua


Hope everything goes well for youπŸ™πŸ™