Delicious (and not so delicious) metaphors for Redux

Last month, I attended React Boston 2017, the first-ever React conference in the Boston area. Saturday and Sunday were filled with informative and eye-opening talks about the JavaScript library React — especially its newest iteration, React 16, which offers a lot of cool changes — and Redux. I spent my weekend learning about different opinions … More Delicious (and not so delicious) metaphors for Redux

Musings on artificial intelligence at the Museum of Science, Boston

On Friday night, after work, I crossed the street to Boston’s Museum of Science, where my cousin, my boyfriend, and I settled into our seats in an auditorium to hear two experts’ takes on artificial intelligence and where it could take us in the coming decades. The discussion, titled Life 3.0., was free and available … More Musings on artificial intelligence at the Museum of Science, Boston

Async/Await Will Make Your Code Simpler – Patrick Triest

At work last week, the new Async/Await syntax caught my eye, prompting me to point like an eager five-year-old at some new and shiny thing: “Wait, what’s that?!” As far as I’m concerned, a few months ago, all the cool kids were still chaining promises and using “catch” functions to structure their asynchronous API calls … More Async/Await Will Make Your Code Simpler – Patrick Triest

Avoiding deeply nested component trees – Ruben Oostinga – Medium.com

If you’re a ReactJS developer, I highly recommend Ruben’s article, which you can find here. I appreciate Ruben’s insights into how to improve React components’ compliance with the single-responsibility principle, one of the pillars of good object-oriented design. As Ruben points out, passing data down through multiple parent components — in order to give it to … More Avoiding deeply nested component trees – Ruben Oostinga – Medium.com

A life update

The past several months have been a whirlwind, so here’s a short list of personal and professional happenings, in no particular order: I passed my 1-year mark as an instructor and developer at Launch Academy, and switched from the virtual team to the on-campus team and back, teaching students from all different backgrounds about web … More A life update

Know HTML and CSS? You can WordPress.

Launch Academy has started hosting Girl Develop It Boston’s monthly Code & Coffees, which I’m beyond thrilled about. Girl Develop It is an awesome non-profit organization that provides affordable meet-ups, courses, and community support for women learning how to code. They have branches all around the country! I took their Introduction to JavaScript course before I took … More Know HTML and CSS? You can WordPress.