As I start to dip my toes into the water of public speaking, I can’t help but smile when I consider my experience thus far. It’s something I haven’t done much of in years, but once upon a time I thought I was actually pretty good at it. The year was 2001. I was 15-years-old […]
I make no bones about the fact that I develop websites in WordPress, and I do so with no shame. Even typing that seems silly, but as I start following other developers more and more online it’s becoming very apparent that there is an elitist stigma around the platform.
Speaking at a tech conference has been a goal of mine since before I became a web developer. I always enjoy the people I meet and experiences I gain from conferences, and I’m glad to say that I finally feel like I’m in a position to contribute to others and give back.
When folks traditionally think of people in successful positions, they often consider traditional “successful” employment models/titles — doctor, lawyer, engineer, to name just a few. I always assumed that to be successful you had to have some sort of strategy laid out for your life, starting in middle school, and you hit these milestones along […]
I have wanted to write about diversity in the tech space for quite some time. A few things have stopped me, I suppose. The first block that comes to mind is the fact that I am not personally representative of the concept. No one needs to tell me that we don’t need another white straight […]
This morning as I was lurking on Reddit — something I have done for years without contributing very much — I was struck by a post in r/financialindependence. The user, a mechanical engineer, hated his job and wanted to quit to seek out a new gig as a programmer. He had enough savings to get […]