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  • Front-end developer
  • UX designer
  • Wannabe CS nerd

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Learning in Public

A public platform to discuss what I'm learning as a developer and designer.

How Skateboarding Made Me a Better Dev

April 13, 2019

From 2001 to 2005, I was absolutely obsessed with skateboarding. I rode my skateboard from the time school let out until my parents forced…

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Tomorrow, I Turn 30

March 20, 2019

Today was the last day of my 20s. Tomorrow, I turn 30. This is what I want for my 30s. 1. Wake the hell up Things are getting real. I have…

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What is Big O Notation, and Why is it Useful?

March 19, 2019

Big O notation is something that can appear more confusing than it actually is. At its simplest, Big O notation is a way to represent the…

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Answering Coding Questions: Part 1

February 17, 2019

This is the first entry of a series where I will be answering common coding interview questions. My goal is to illustrate my understanding…

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What Excites Me About Coding?

January 02, 2019

Each Christmas, I look forward to opening my stocking and receiving a new puzzle book. I’ve always enjoyed solving word and math puzzles. I…

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2019: The Year I Teach Myself CS

December 21, 2018

Failed Interview I was recently interviewed for a front-end engineering position. I passed the first two technical screens (phone call and…

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