In addition to enjoying hacking sessions with my fellow Launch Academy grads at District Hall, attending tech meetups and events, and having conversations with strangers on the T about Silicon Valley culture, I’ve spent the past couple of months learning new things. In addition to honing my Ruby skills, I’ve tried my hand at AngularJS. I learned how to … More Geeking out about testing
Hello, World! I’m a full-stack web developer now. The past 10 weeks were the most challenging and thrilling of my life. I pushed myself beyond what I’d thought were my limits, learned a ton, and made great friends. I’m in awe and so proud of everyone I had a chance to work with at Launch Academy. … More Launch Academy: Wrapping Up
The past two weeks have gone by at a dizzying pace! Since returning from break, I’ve completed two projects and deployed them to Heroku: My home fries review app (which you can interact with here) A street art review site I worked on with a terrific team of fellow Launchers (found here) At this point, we have two weeks left, … More Launch Academy, Weeks Seven and Eight
Happy Holidays! We have two weeks off before starting our final month of Launch Academy. So far, here’s what I’ve done with this strange and blissful (and sometimes stir-crazy-inducing) thing called free time: Seen Star Wars Perfected a homemade hot chocolate recipe (here) Explored the Harvard Museum of Natural History (free on Wednesdays from 3-5 PM … More Launch Academy, Weeks Five and Six
The past couple of weeks are practically a blur. We’ve all come a long way, and still have so much to learn. Next Friday will be our cohort’s halfway mark — Crazy! Prior to Thanksgiving break, my cohort spent 3 intense days learning about how to use databases to store and retrieve data for our apps. Databases are … More Launch Academy, Weeks Three and Four
This week seemed to go by in a flash. It’s Friday again, and I’m sipping a beer within the bright pink walls of Launch Academy headquarters, otherwise known as Mission Control. On one wall, in white letters, is the phrase “Keep Calm and Code.” I’ve learned a lot in the past couple of weeks, but … More Launch Academy, Week Two
My last day at WGBH was October 30, and my coworkers gave me a generous send-off with cake and flowers. I wore so many different hats in my role there, from working behind the scenes at High School Quiz Show to spreading the word about media resources for children to organizing a six-week apprenticeship opportunity for local middle … More Launch Academy, Week One
Must-haves shared between Ernest Hemingway and your software engineer friend: A standing desk Terse, well-crafted prose Booze Thanks to Tyler Tringas at Medium.com for this entertaining post.
“Weren’t you an English major?” Believe me, I’m just as surprised as you are. After a year and a half of taking coding classes — initially in hopes of developing more employable skills in pursuit of a communications career — I’ve discovered that I love learning and using programming languages. So much so that I began watching my engineer friends with … More Launch Academy, winter 2015: It’s official!
According to the World Health Organization, a billion people worldwide have some form of disability. The giant Internet service Yahoo wants to deliver information and entertainment to every one of them, not just because it’s good business, but also because it’s the right thing to do. – Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe A week ago today, … More A tour of Yahoo’s accessibility lab in Boston