Hello World: Jump Starting Your Career

Demand for programmers is skyrocketing, and it’s lowering the barrier to entry. A traditional education is no longer a hard requirement; a diverse set of people are pulling themselves up by their bootstraps and starting a new career at a lucrative and rewarding time. (and you can too!)

I’m a self-taught developer. I completed ~2.5 years of college on and off while interning at a small web development company. I ultimately dropped out to accept a full-time position.

My brother, currently in a nursing program, reached out to me. He wants to know how I did it so he can follow in my footsteps. (oh boy). This blog series is to help chronical his journey and my thoughts while I guide, mentor, and ruin him.

Graduating from Boostrap: With help from Atomic Design

A conference talk I gave at Techbash 2017. Approached how to transition from using UI frameworks to design systems from the “Full Stack” developers perspective.

When replying to a conference’s “Call for Speakers” or “Call for Proposals” you often submit an abstract. The abstract serves as a pitch for a topic you would be interested in speaking on. Often times, the talk does not have slides or even an outline at this point. If one or more conferences likes the abstract and asks the submitter to present, a talk is born.

How To Use Google Analytics' API To Share Your Traffic

Open source your website’s traffic using Google Analytics, service accounts, and Google’s new Embedded API server-side authentication methods.

This is a “proof of concept” post on open sourcing your website’s traffic data. A number of enhancements, both visual and performance wise, can be made. This post walks you through getting the data into your hands, so you can do with it what you will (:

The Template Tag: A Refresher

The only remaining browser has begun to implement the template tag. With full cross-browser support in the near future, it’s time for a template tag refresher.

The <template> specification was introduced in 2011, along with the other three specs that make up WebComponents. Since then, <template> has become a part of the W3C Living Document, and has full support in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Android. To boot, Edge has just announced upcoming support.

In light of that announcement, let’s refresh (:


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