Hi, Dana here! I am completely new to the field of UX. I’ve read and seen one recent site’s (Springboard) blog post that talks about UX portfolio building: https://www.springboard.com/blog/how-to-build-a-ux-design-portfolio-expert-tips/
I hope this can help other recent newbies out there!
PS. I am open for new and current blog, speaker, etc. recommendations (including yourself) as someone just starting to learn UX.