I recently listened to two episodes from The Web Platform podcast (riding the subway a lot “gives” me more time to listen to podcasts). I first listened to a recent episode featuring React.js, and then listened to an earlier episode featuring Reactive Extensions (Rx). As I was listening to the Rx episode, I started out […]
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During Hacker School I’m working on some of the gaps from not majoring computer science in college (although I did get close to a minor!). When I compare my skills against say, the requirements for admission to a CS grad program, the thing I notice missing is a strong foundation in algorithms and their good […]
Monday I met with my Hacker School mentor (we chose from alumni) in the morning for bagelry and got some advice on what to do, in particular to fix some of my frustrations. One frustration in particular is that I want to do more “social coding” – pairing, contributing to other people’s projects, collaboration. After […]
This week I started Hacker School! For this week’s blog post, I’ll post about what I did this week. Day 1 Morning was mostly introductions, orientation, and getting started with our first week’s checkin group, which are basically Hacker School standups. I set the topic for our checkin, which is “web stuff,” putting me in […]
How many times have you heard “Networking is the best way to find a job,” or “It’s all about who you know.” I contend that it helps a hell of a lot if people know you, or feel like they do, and my favorite way to do that is to have an outward facing presence […]