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.