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I get by with a little help from my developer friends

I get by with a little help from my developer friends

Developers are incredibly helpful from my experience. I was stuck on a problem today with the re-making of Bootcamp Index. Yesterday, I got the information for each bootcamp back from the database. So far so good. And I was able to display it across the website automatically using a For loop in Django which created a Bootstrap card for each bootcamp and gave it a title.

However, when I tried to add the description what was happening was the description of the first bootcamp was being added to all the others. Not good! So I asked for help on Twitter:

Peter White was able to help me out! He suggested adding a for.loop counter and that fixed it! When I was interviewed by Courtland Allen on Indiehackers he told me I was one of the best people he knew at asking for help, along with Lynne Tye. It's not something I've ever been aware of but I guess he's right! I don't feel bad about asking for advice and there are so many helpful people online that are happy to lend a hand.

I actually saw in my No CS Degree Slack group today that someone came to the aid of another developer who was needing help so I'm happy I was able to connect those two people. Really though, everyone should be asking people for help (as well as providing help, of course!)