Programming Resources

#Developer: Reimagine Communities 2018 – The Full Retrospective

#Developer: Reimagine Communities 2018 – The Full Retrospective

I recently visited Capital One’s Conference Center in Plano to attend the Reimagine Communities symposium on the topic of Harnessing Technology to Increase Access to Opportunity. If you missed my last post with an overview of the symposium, you can check it out here. In this post, […]

#Developer: Reimagine Communities Symposium 2018

#Developer: Reimagine Communities Symposium 2018

As a born and raised Alaskan now living in Texas, I get a lot of questions about why I came to the Dallas area and why I’ve chosen to stay. Though I initially moved south to attend university as a student, I’ve stayed because of […]

Programming with the Sphero BOLT

Programming with the Sphero BOLT

My first exposure with robots was at an engineering camp I attended when I was 15, and let me tell you: it was not love at first sight. I loved the programming aspect of it (that camp was also where I was introduced to programming), […]

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Specialist Certification: A Retrospective

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Email Specialist Certification: A Retrospective

One of the things I love about being a technical consultant is that I’m encouraged to learn new things, even if they don’t directly relate to my projects. Over the past year one of those technologies has been Salesforce: first with my Platform Developer 1 […]

Developer Book Club: Weapons of Math Destruction

Developer Book Club: Weapons of Math Destruction

Good writers make you think, great writers make you want to change the world around you. I would argue without hesitation that Cathy O’Neil is a great writer, and with a PhD in Mathematics from Harvard you can rest assured that she knows what she’s […]

Amazon Reviews x #Developer: Automating Ranking Collection with Python

Amazon Reviews x #Developer: Automating Ranking Collection with Python

Amazon Ranking: #11,008 I’ve been busy this spring and slowed down on the Amazon Review project (as you can tell by the increase in my ranking), but with summer and a little extra time I’m reviving it. Part of that revival includes a better way […]

Instagram x #Developer: Automating Data Collection with Python

Instagram x #Developer: Automating Data Collection with Python

22,259 Followers In April of this year Instagram changed its API rates, meaning that a plethora of third-party apps reliant on retrieving that data went out of business and effectively shut down In English: A couple of months ago Instagram decided that third-party websites that […]

#Developer: SxSW Tech Talks 2018

#Developer: SxSW Tech Talks 2018

At 10:32pm on a Thursday night in March, my father and I cruised into the drop-off zone of Austin’s Convention Center to pick up our badges for South by Southwest (SxSW). After making friends with everyone at the registration table, figuring out how to light […]

Instagram x #Developer: Speaking in Real Life

Instagram x #Developer: Speaking in Real Life

16,264 Followers Up until a couple of months ago, being asked to speak at an event is something that I only expected to happen within the context of organizations I was already a member of in real-life: scholarship events, internal company presentations, usually by people […]

Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification: A Retrospective

Salesforce Platform Developer 1 Certification: A Retrospective

As a technology consultant I’m expected to be competent in the technologies that our clients use – this means that not only do I work with the “classic” web development languages and frameworks (like Java and JavaScript libraries), but I often have to learn how […]