Update: From Girl Develop It Boston to Inclusive Tech Lab

After much careful thought and consideration, the GDI Boston Leadership team — which I have been part of for the past two years — has decided to step down. Read our announcement here: http://bit.ly/gdi-bos-resignation. Join our new group, Inclusive Tech Lab Boston, on Meetup, Slack and Twitter! We want ITL to be a space for … More Update: From Girl Develop It Boston to Inclusive Tech Lab

Published on Hacker Noon: “State management with React Context, TypeScript, and GraphQL”

I’m excited about the technologies I discuss in this article because they keep my code clean, maintainable, and type-safe — Saving me lots of dev time. Another reason why I’m excited: My new team at work is about to rewrite their major application with some of these tools (and other cutting-edge ones)! Check out the … More Published on Hacker Noon: “State management with React Context, TypeScript, and GraphQL”

State management with React Context, TypeScript, and GraphQL

Tired of debugging type errors in your state? Want up-to-date documentation for your React apps? Read on! When I first encountered TypeScript, I felt a decent amount of despair: Why did I have to write what felt like more boilerplate code? When using it with React, why did I have to determine the type of … More State management with React Context, TypeScript, and GraphQL

Virtual reality with React: Moving from React VR to React 360

Recently, I built a virtual reality application called Find Your Zen — originally built in React VR, now ported over to React 360 — which allows the user to choose his or her immersive meditation environment, each of which comes with its own mantra inspired by the show “The Good Place”. If you want an … More Virtual reality with React: Moving from React VR to React 360

Facebook’s new Oculus Go increases access to high-quality VR

Imagine finding yourself at the top of a thrilling roller coaster, traveling through a vein in the human body, or being transported to the bustle of a faraway city — all without leaving your room. With Facebook’s new Oculus Go, I was able to treat my mother to a gondola ride through Venice on Mother’s … More Facebook’s new Oculus Go increases access to high-quality VR

Recompose with React VR

Functional programming is a hot topic in React development these days, and for good reason. At work, when I began using Recompose, “a React utility belt for function components and higher-order components” created by Andrew Clark, I liked the way Recompose instantly transformed the way I coded — and thought about coding — in React. … More Recompose with React VR

Trouble in paradise (The create-react-app edition)

It was a beautiful Saturday morning: the dawn of St. Paddy’s. After encountering an adequate number of cute dogs on a morning walk, noting snow melting in the tentative spring sunshine, and grabbing coffee with a sweet and brilliant friend, I felt inspired to start working on a side project on my brand new Mac! … More Trouble in paradise (The create-react-app edition)