Advice

On Being a Digital Nomad

2020-09-04

Almost two years ago, I donated almost everything I owned and left DC. I was at a job I was unhappy at, and I didn't know my future. I…

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My Favorite Free Resources for New Programmers

2018-08-12

Last week, I shared my tips for new developers and how to start coding. I also wanted to share my favorite free resources for learning how…

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Managing Imposter Syndrome

2020-09-01

Have you ever felt like you just aren’t smart enough or like you’re incapable of being a programmer? Have you ever felt like an imposter and…

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Working Remote for Those Who Struggle with It

2020-09-08

I have been open about the fact that remote work is very difficult for me. I'm an extrovert, and the social environment at work helps to…

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25 Tips for New Developers: Advice from a (Mostly) Self-Taught Software Engineer

2018-08-07

The most common question I get from blog readers is "What is your advice for new programmers?" So, I thought it was time to write up my…

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My Blog Post Workflow: from Topic to Publication

2018-09-05

Writing blog posts can be pretty tricky -- it's hard to come up with a topic to write about let alone actually create the content. I've been…

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Building a Kickass Portfolio

2018-08-02

According to GitHub, I have had a portfolio site since September 1st, 2016. And, according to Google Analytics, I got less than 300 views on…

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The Most Important Non-Programming Skills for Programmers

2018-10-15

When I think about who I would like to work with as a programmer, I think so much more about non-technical skills than technical skills that…

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Learning Tips for Programmers

2020-09-29

One of the most challenging but exciting parts of being a programmer is that the field is constantly evolving and the learning is never done…

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What Productivity Looks Like to Me

2020-05-20

First off, productivity is all about balance. You will not be fully productive if you don't take breaks, don't get enough sleep, or you don…

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Public Speaking as a Developer

2018-07-25

As a follow up to my post from March on blogging as a developer , I wanted to give my tips for doing public speaking events as a developer…

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How to Teach Code

2020-10-27

Teaching code has been a large part of my life -- I was an education minor in college before I left to become a software engineer, and I've…

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The Career Advice I Wish I Had

2019-10-21

There are so many things I wish I knew before I became a professional developer. Or a professional at all. I know I'm in a position of…

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