Month: August 2015

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, […]

Tomorrow is the first day of school for the Hackbright evening courses. This semester, there will be three cohorts for the ‘Intro to Programming’ class and one cohort for the ‘Frontend Development’ class. In comparison to last semester’s offerings, where there was one cohort for each class. The additional classes were added this semester due to […]

How fucked is it that “career success” as a software developer means you stop developing software? — Sarah Mei (@sarahmei) June 27, 2015 The typical software developer career progression goes Junior Developer (0 – 5) Senior Developer (5 – 10) Software Architect / Lead Developer (10+ years) Engineering Manager (Varies, but some can move into […]

It is rumored that Mark Twain once said something like “If you have to eat a frog, do it first thing in the morning.” For me, writing is that frog. Yesterday, I wrote a post and pledged to write 30 more posts in 30 days. I hate yesterday me. This morning, I woke up early […]

Ok, he didn’t tell me this directly, but I came across his post, Writing When You Might Be Wrong. In his post, Hunter mentions the reason most people do not write is the need to be right. (Incidentally, the need to be right is an ailment that many counselors blame for the breakdown of marriages) […]