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Design Pattern Dating Profiles: Observer Pattern

July 16, 20182 min read

Entrepreneur. Not looking for anything exclusive. Don’t message me, I’ll message you.

Design Pattern Dating Profiles: Strategy Pattern

July 09, 20182 min read

Namaste 🧘‍♀️ Friends and family are life. I like to make decisions when I have all the facts. Basic isn’t always bad.

Crochet, Code, Craft

July 06, 20189 min read

We should reframe how we think about code and think of it as a craft. Writing elegant code requires all of the same components as crafting.

Learning a dynamically typed language from a statically typed background

July 05, 20184 min read

After almost 10 years in the statically typed world, I switched over to exclusively writing dynamically typed code about 6 months ago. Learning to code in dynamic languages has been a ride, and I’m still experiencing growing pains.

What software developers can learn about estimating from road construction

June 21, 20185 min read

I picked my dad’s brain about road construction estimation and walked away with some ideas for improving software development estimation.

What software developers can learn about client engagement from preschools

June 20, 20185 min read

Empathetic, intentional communication is not only useful when talking to preschoolers, its helpful in every setting, with everybody. Bring it into your meetings for improved client engagement and shared expectations.

What software developers can learn about onboarding from the crochet community

June 19, 20184 min read

My experience within the crochet community has given me some ideas for ways the software development industry should improve our approach to onboarding.

Refining How We Write User Stories

April 25, 20184 min read

User story writing is not an exact science and there’s always room for improvement.

Reflections on YarnCon 2018

April 23, 20182 min read

YarnCon celebrated its 11th year in Chicago this April 7th and 8th. Last year was my very first YarnCon, and its quickly becoming one of my most looked-forward-to events of the year.

Walking my dog has made me a better software developer

April 22, 20184 min read

I’m a better software developer, and generally a better person, because of my dogs.