New Stack 2-week Challenge

I’ve had a fitness app in the back of my mind for a long while. Life happened (I’m looking at 👀 you two kids running around my house at all hours…) and it went dormant. Now that my kids are a bit older I’m starting to get “me-time” back into my life, I’m dusting off that app idea and hoping to make it a reality; This time with a twist – an entirely new-to-me tech stack (in 2-weeks)!

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Portfolio 2.0

About six years ago, this blog served as a voice for my growth into a full-stack engineer. It was a candid picture of what I did on my own, and professionally, on the way to becoming a senior engineer. Two years ago it went silent. Not because the learning came to an end, but because I was fully engrossed in a position I loved. Although I am still happily employed, my love of learning hasn’t stopped. So, I have decided to dust this off, along with a revamped portfolio, to demonstrate what I’ve learned in this time away, and what I plan to do next. Opportunities for growth and learning never end. You just have to be open and motivated to do the work.

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Learning By Doing

A longtime theme of my blog has been learning, because keeping abreast on evolving technology is a necessity for any technical professional worth their salt. Although the never-ending journey to stay relevant can sometimes be overwhelming, there are so many great resources one can use as a jumping off point to learn – videos, meetups, textbooks, magazines, in-person/online classes, mentoring, etc. But, the key to solidifying your newfound knowledge is to do something with it.

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Having A Job That Helps Your Career

At the beginning of the year I quietly changed jobs. It was a tough decision because I was only 6 months into my job at the time, but for a variety of reasons it wasn’t the right fit. I’m now one month into my current position and couldn’t be happier. Read More