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Never Graduate Week 2018


Last week I worked from Recurse Center’s annual Never Graduate Week, or as I explain to my friends “alumni week for programming camp.” While I was working the whole time, I did get to go to a few events, and focus on some interesting things. Projects Like I said, I was working, so my projects […]

Recurse Center: The return statement


Before I go into this, I’ll warn you. If you, most likely, are someone who found this through researching everything about Recurse Center before you apply (yes, I did that too), what follows is a post about some of my particular core experiences from my time at RC. I also have all my weekly updates […]

Tutorial: Deploying Dokku to DigitalOcean for excellent deploying goodness


In this tutorial, I’ll set up a Heroku-like environment on DigitalOcean using Dokku, that I used to set up the #talkpay search. Detailed instructions and lots of pictures to follow! What’s Dokku? Dokku is really awesome. It’s “Docker-powered mini-Heroku in around 100 lines of Bash.” If that’s not self explanatory, think of it this way: You like […]

Recurse Center Week 12 (last week)


The plan as it is right now is to post this today, and then post a (probably longer) “return statement” (thanks Gonçalo for the name!) next week reflecting on the whole experience of my batch. This post will cover the last week in the same format at the previous 11. Monday I did some programming […]

Recurse Center Week 11


Second-to-last week means senioritis is starting to set in for me and others. At least I’m on sabbatical and don’t have the extra stress of job hunting! Even with senioritis and “oh no so many things to do before I go home to Philly” I’ve still learned a lot. Monday I started/joined a checkin group for […]

Recurse Center Week 10


Last week (the first double digit week!) was shorter because of my trip to speak at NorfolkJS, but I’ve enjoyed looking into the silent dance party app idea, detours into programming for fun, and resident Mark Dominus did some awesome talks! Monday I made a basic file list view in the app, so that you […]

Keep fun in computing


From the dedication in SICP: I think that it’s extraordinarily important that we in computer science keep fun in computing. When it started out, it was an awful lot of fun. Of course, the paying customers got shafted every now and then, and after a while we began to take their complaints seriously. We began […]

Recurse Center Week 9


Getting back on track this week is going pretty well, but I’m also a bit overwhelmed that I only have 3 weeks left before my batch disbands! Monday This week R0ml was in residence. He’s quite computer-folk/internet-famous and a fellow Recurser took some notes; these aren’t a narrative, but the book references are interesting. My […]