You can’t. I am passionate. Passionate about all I put my energy towards. One of the things that I am passionate about is helping others. I have been fortunate as a beneficiary of those who have helped me. Therefore, I consider it a duty, to help others within my ability. I can’t. I am sometimes […]

I am in blog debt. Today, I am -4 for my 30 posts in 30 days challenge. Everyday I attempt to write a blog post. *Sits at computer* *Writes a paragraph* *Ugh, that’s stupid* *Deletes. Starts again* *Sigh. Too snarky* *Deletes. Starts again* *Boring!* *Deletes. Why am I doing this again?* Why am I doing this? […]

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Week ending 8/16 This week I taught to others Git basics Command Line basics HTML basics Salesforce Lead/Account/Contact Best Practices This week I learned from others how to find international consultant opportunities tips for generating content the cultural impact of Serbia’s civil war (in the 90’s) to the people living there that the marketing team behind […]

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In many cases, startups think of diversity as an add-on and not built-in. I can understand why. Building a startup is difficult, especially when you’re on the ground floor. Founders are hustling trying to figure out product, customers, revenue, etc. Adding another component such as team diversity may not seem feasible. However, if we assume […]

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I have an existing rails project in which the requirements were recently changed. Initially, I had a model associated with another through a one-to-many relationship. Now, there’s a new use case which changes the association to many-to-many. Existing: class Questionnaire < ActiveRecord::Base   has_many :sections end class Section < ActiveRecord::Base   belongs_to :questionnaire end Changes: […]

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“Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” -Carol Moseley Braun This has always been my favorite quote. I came across this quote in high school and held on to it for affirmation. I was a black teenager growing up in urban Philadelphia. Even at […]