Month: August 2015

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

“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 […]

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve read a couple of posts on the rejection challenge. The rejection challenge is a game in which the single goal is to be rejected by a person every day. The theory is that the challenge will reduce the fear of rejection and thus build confidence. No one likes to […]

I’m teaching programming at night, but my day work is still building software for clients. I have two current projects that are both similar and different to each other. For the past couple of months, I’ve been working with both clients to build tools to help them collect data from their users for the purpose […]

@KristyT Same here. A 50/50 split between Alphabet and Ferguson. The dipole nature of being black in tech — Hadiyah Mujhid (@hadiyahdotme) August 10, 2015 Yesterday, another young black man was shot by the police in Ferguson, Mo. A community of brown people witnessed through social media yet another man (who could’ve been our brother, […]