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Ugh, was February 5th really my last post? There goes my New Year’s Resolution of blogging regularly. Well anyway, I feel like I have a good excuse this time…

The last month-and-a-half have been a crazy-awesome learning experience for me. I wanted to take some time to reflect on this time, as it has been very exciting.

It all started at the January Philadelphia JavaScript Developers Meetup. After the presentations, we were hanging out at a nearby bar/restaurant. Usually, I don’t really know anyone at these meetups, so I try to make an effort to sit with someone I don’t know, tell my story, and ask for advice. Read MoreHangify

My Newfound Love of Linux

Recently, on the CodeNewbie Discourse forum, a new community member, John_Minor, posted the following:

I guess I’m newer than a newbie as I have yet to write any code. I stumbled on the Hour of Code site, then stared researching computer programming/science and wanted to learn more. My daughters in college, and son in high school have commandeered my computer so I’m in the process of selecting a new laptop. Once that purchase is made I will start learning. Python will probably be the first language I will explore, then maybe Scheme/Racket. Does it matter which OS is used write code? I was thinking about using Linux/Ubuntu, but would Windows be better for a beginner? Read MoreMy Newfound Love of Linux

New Year Update

2015 New Year

Wow, I haven’t posted in over a month and a half! It has been a busy November and December, with work, family, and the holidays keeping me busy. Unfortunately, I had less and less time to devote to coding (as made evident by that sad contributions chart on my GitHub page). However, being a teacher has the lovely perk of having a whole week off after Christmas, and this has allowed me to get back into the habit again.

So… what have I been doing?

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