Tag: tech

An Ode to Excel: 34 Years of Magic

In an age where “software is eating the world”, what can we learn from the tool that has withstood the test of time? This piece illustrates how the fundamentals behind Excel can be used to

Finding Top Talent: Stop Looking Inside a Box for People Thinking Outside of One

When you’re looking for innovative and action-driven talent, why not open your doors up to people that have already pioneered their own lives? I was recently contacted about an opportunity. On many levels, this opportunity

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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

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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

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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

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Step by Step: Setting Up Ghost with a Digital Ocean Droplet

The Return of the Blog Earlier this year, I decided to launch a blog. Just like everyone else in the world, their mom, and their dog, I wanted an outlet to share my thoughts. However,

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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

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The Best Medium Publications in 2019

One of my goals this year was to write more, so naturally, I went on a mission to find the best Medium publications that I could submit my articles to. In my mind, the adjective

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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. ?

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The Best Conferences for Women in Tech in 2019

Over the past few years, I’ve developed a passion for technology–first through working at a tech company and more recently learning to develop technology myself. I find the industry fascinating and the ability to create

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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.

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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

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Why Cryptocurrency Will Probably Not Substitute Real Money In The Nearest Future?

Well, because people have fear… we always fear the unknown, right?. And Blockchains and cryptocurrencies are still too complicated to be understood by the masses. Some time it is difficult to completely understand how they

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Why Software Engineers Should Engage in Product Development

Introduction In previous parts of the “Consulting for Software Developers” series, we focused on earning the client’s trust and figuring out how to give them the best technical advice. Now, we will discuss how we,

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