Two Interviews Down

Well, that was pretty tough. I worked like a maniac trying to prepare for the second interview, but I seriously underestimated the difficulty of getting into HackReactor. The interviewer was nice, but after struggling through some problems for an hour, it was clear that I wasn't yet where they needed…

One Interview Down

It looks like my preparation paid off, as my first technical interview with HackReactor went really well. I nailed the technical questions and my interviewer was very nice and encouraging. I'm really getting a good feeling from HackReactor so far. Right now, I'm now working on my take-home project, which…

Thoughtbot Laptop Setup

Although I'm currently in the middle of intense preparation for my coding interview with HackReactor which is going to be in JavaScript, I've been lightly experimenting with Ruby on the side. I've watched Thoughtbot's Advanced Ruby video and had started the Hartl rails tutorial. Unfortunately, I was hitting some snags…

This Feels Very Familiar

Learning to write code has been very similar to my experience learning Japanese. Before I moved to Japan, I immersed myself as much as I could in the language and culture using every internet resource available. I knew that this type of learning would only lay the groundwork for the…

Github for Notes and Cheatsheets

I really wanted to like Evernote. After reading countless articles about how great Evernote is, I decided to welcome it into my digital life. I bought a premium subscription and began using it as my primary notetaking application over a year ago. How has it worked out? Let me start…

Maker Faire NYC - 2013

I was lucky enough to attend the Maker Faire this past weekend. While there were tons of people showing off circuit-bending projects and a hundred companies promoting 3-D printing, the star of the show for me was the tent showing off the latest cheap microprocessors, like the Arduino, Raspberry Pi…