This weekend, I spent my Friday night and Saturday at LadyHacks, the local women*-only hackathon. Friday My good buddy Corey scooped me up from work and we headed over for the Friday evening brainstorming. It was a pretty loose format, so Ruth Kalinka (super cool UX-er) and I started an idea storming session (I may have called […]
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In this week’s “things I learned this week,” my good buddy Trevor pointed me to some useful Active Support methods that I hadn’t used before: present? and presence. present? allows you to avoid a !(foo.blank?) statement. It does the same thing (literally), but in Ruby style, it’s more expressive of your intent (“Is it there? then okay, […]
This week I led the Philly Dart Flight School with the fabulous folks at Philly GDG/Android Alliance. My idea for hosting the meetup went a little something like this: Me: Hey people, this is a neat worldwide thing. Also, they should send us swag [sad spoiler: swag shipping ruined by snow] GDG people: Eh, why […]
I’ve been using MacVim a lot more to try and move towards a keyboard-centric means of computer usage; because I dream of one day this year writing about how I’ve finally mastered coding by voice, mastering command-and-control without point-and-click is a first step. To get up and running on “vim, with training wheels” I used the […]
I finally paid attention to React when David Nolen wrote a post involving it in December. I have great respect for Nolen’s work, and it made me give the library a look (and I expect many others did the same). If you haven’t checked it out yet, React is Facebook’s “V in MVC” library. There’s a […]