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The Iron Yard or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Code School

Today I celebrate my 29th birthday. “Celebrate” may be a bit of a stretch, though, because I now feel like my 30s are barreling down on me with the momentum of a freight train. Most of my friends have steady … Continue reading

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Using Ruby Slim

In reference to the last post on dealing with git branching, the command to remotely delete your branch on Github turns out to be: git push origin –delete <branchName> What I actually accomplished in my last experiment with git branching … Continue reading

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Git Branching

I was searching for topics to blog about and realized that I could get a lot of material out of the projects I have been working on since leaving the Iron Yard, and might even provide some insights for prospective … Continue reading

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To Tinker or Not to Tinker

I’m using a natural language parser in one of my development branches of my Cream of the Crop app, to make a user typing something like I want to have a show “next Tuesday” mean something in my actual data. … Continue reading

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On Coffee Shop Tech Meetups

I got an email yesterday from a woman I met at a tech event who works for the Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce that there was a tech meetup of some sort happening this morning. I’m an aspiring web developer, so … Continue reading

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“You’re coming on Wednesday, right? So there’s no need for goodbyes.”

Graduating from the Iron Yard yesterday feels like the end of an era. A very short era, since in the grand scheme of things 12 weeks is not that long. In subjective time, though, it seems like I have been … Continue reading

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Construction and Tech Companies

This is the end of week 11 at The Iron Yard in St. Pete, and our entire academic experience has been characterized by ongoing (and very loud) construction to the building around us. This is because, like a good tech … Continue reading

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On replacing bookshelves

Last week I received a rather large book on learning Python (which I am working on in my spare time from The Iron Yard). Along with a huge book on CCNA routing I bought some time ago (on the advice … Continue reading

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The Cream Rises to the Top

I am pleased to announce that an alpha alpha (pre-alpha?) of my Iron Yard demo day app is currently live on Heroku here. A couple of notes about it: All it does right now is take a roster of the user’s … Continue reading

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My Letter to Toptal

July 12th, 2015 Dear Toptal: I am interested in working as Ruby developer for the Toptal web developers community precisely because I want to work with the best. Toptal appears to be a company created by software engineers for software engineers, … Continue reading

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