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Getting Obsessed With Video Tutorials

I’ve been on a 2 month binge of programming video tutorials. It started over the holidays when I watched 40 hours of tutorials in a 2 week period. I felt very empowered with the new knowledge that I was able to acquire in this brief period, and put it…

An Unexpected Learning Burst

My two weeks of working remotely all on my own came to an end today, when everyone came back into the office for the first time this year. Although I enjoyed my time out of the office, it was nice to be back and get back into the swing on…

How I Became A Better Developer In 2014

I ended up making a ton of progress on a side project recently, and was super excited about the quality of code I was churning out. What's really amazing is how far I've come recently in my skill as a developer. Earlier this year I was pretty proud of building…

Starting A Side Project Using The Twitter API

This weekend I dove into a side project that I conceived of over Thanksgiving. The goal is to explore the Twitter API, and figure out a way to find interesting new people to follow on Twitter. I probably spent 20 hours coding and got really really into it. I have…

Finding The Right Pair Programming Balance

Pair programming is part of the DNA of my company. We brought in Pivotal to help build the company’s first product a few years ago (before I joined) - and have been a pairing friendly environment ever since. For the past few weeks though, we’ve been trying to…

Thoughts On Flatiron School’s New Web Development Fellowship

Today The Flatiron School announced a new free 8 month web development fellowship. I'm super excited for the school, for the NYC tech community, and most of all for the 64 people whose lives are about to be fundamentally transformed because of this opportunity. 1. Flatiron Got Another Huge Grant…