This past week, I’ve conducted six free interview coaching sessions with developers. I offered the 30-minute sessions to subscribers to my list (you can get on that, if you want to be in the loop next time), and used Calendly to schedule the times. Why offer the sessions? I’ve given lots of interview advice (and […]
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I recently fired off a long thank you note to my university’s CS department and relayed a story about really enjoying the PDP11 module during a CS course. When the professors responded, they shared this amazing video series about the PDP11. And by “amazing” I mean “extremely cheesy and silly but also includes interesting computer […]
While I was visiting New York a few weeks ago, I paired on writing arbitrary git commands with Jeff Fowler. Jeff’s idea was to make a useful command that opens files edited in the last commit based on what you have set as your $EDITOR. Adding a command like this is super trivial: Name the […]
I spent last week in New York and at the Recurse Center‘s alumni week. Among the many topics that I looked into (plus consulting and socializing), one of them was researching nto what a “bit of entropy” was, with lots of fun whiteboarding and pairing (shoutout to Max, Julia, Giorgio, and Aditya). The end result is a calculator that […]
I’m sure all the organizers of Philly Tech Week events, and the organizing team of the festival itself, are still recovering. As a community organizer, I have (and have expressed in public) mixed feelings about Philly Tech Week – our vibrant happy tech scene smooshes a pile of events into a 10 day period (dear […]