Tag: Making

3 Approaches for Using the Google Sheets API in Node.js: A Tutorial

After learning to code for the past year, I’ve recently found myself in the realm of asynchronous Javascript. Throughout the last few months, I’ve really struggled with this component of the language and have had to go over parts of...

/ May 13, 2019

Finding Programming Inspiration: Learning to Code and Launch in Months

“Upon reflection, the process of finally learning to code taught me one important thing: I was often my own biggest blocker.” My “Story” Four years ago: Sitting in a lecture hall learning about thermodynamics and pipe sizing. Three years ago:...

/ April 29, 2019

When Do You Become a Developer?

Over the past year I’ve taught myself to code. I’ve built and launched four web applications, taken courses from front-end to back-end, can work with APIs, and know what a Promise is. Yet for some reason, I still don’t feel...

/ April 11, 2019

You Don’t Need to Quit Your Job to Make

“I want to debunk the myth that originality requires extreme risk taking and persuade you that originals are actually far more ordinary than we realize.”?—?Adam Grant, Originals Edit: The response to this article has been amazing. In the first few...

/ February 15, 2019

The 7 Myths of Learning to Code

I recently gave a talk about learning to code products in less than a year. The talk was well-received and was even labelled the best talk of 2018 at the location it was given. ? Since it seemed to spark...

/ January 25, 2019

2018: A Year of Sponge

Quarter Life Crisis This year I turned 25. Last year I turned 24 and naturally saw this “quarter-century” milestone coming. So long as I survived the year, I would (and did) turn 25. It was the only semi-certain thing that...

/ December 31, 2018

A Talk at Dojo Bali: Learning to Code Products in <1 Year

I recently gave a talk about my journey in learning to code products in less than one year. Hundreds of people have now seen this talk and are on their way to learning to code. I hope that you join...

/ December 30, 2018

FeMake?—?Understanding Inclusion in Making

This article was part of my submission to the Inclusivity category as part of Product Hunt’s Makers Festival. Thank you to everyone who supported, as FeMake won its category! This project touches close to home as it represents my personal...

/ December 29, 2018