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front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

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JavaScript Code Kata

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:17:51 +0000

Dave Thomas was recently on the CodeNewbie podcast and talked about code kata for a few minutes. A kata is an exercise in karate where you repeat a form many times, making little improvements each time. The code kata is a

Things that happened in 2015

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 14:11:55 +0000

I proposed and helped shepherd changes in tools we use at work for QA and HTML emails. I planned and executed a field trip for my ScriptEd students to my office, with a lot of help from my awesome coworkers.

Chelsea Career and Technical High School Career Day

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:43:24 +0000

I talked to a couple of classes about my job as a front-end web developer this morning for Career Day at Chelsea Career and Technical High School.

Infinite Carousel with jQuery 1.6

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:30:34 +0000

I’ve been working on some updates to a site that uses a pretty convoluted and customized combination of JavaScript files, including jQuery 1.6.2. Building an infinite image carousel was an interesting challenge. JS Bin on I got a lot

ScriptEd Wants YOU to Teach High School Students

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:12:31 +0000

ScriptEd is growing! We will partner with 30 schools in NYC beginning this fall, and we’re recruiting volunteers to teach in our partner schools. ScriptEd is a nonprofit organization that engages software developers on a volunteer basis to teach web

Django Girls NYC Lightning Talk: My Journey to Becoming a Developer

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:39:50 +0000

A five-minute speech given at Django Girls NYC on March 27th about my journey to becoming a web developer. As a child, I took apart appliances in my home to see how they worked. I learned HTML from a boy

How to add an SSH key to your computer

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:26:01 +0000

I spent an embarrassingly long time the other day trying to remember how to add an SSH key to my computer. The problem was that everything Google came back with involved generating an SSH key, where I had one that