Ode to VSCode Snippets

May 24, 20227 min read

Snippets are powerful. This one little tool can reduce toil and make it easier to follow your team's style conventions. They're also fun to play with. Work smarter not harder!

Telling your story with Git

October 14, 20206 min read

I love "green", atomic commits. But I'm human and my brain doesn't work linearly. Here are some of my favorite commands for rewriting local Git history.

Jest Mocking Strategies

July 12, 202013 min read

I've been spending too much time wrestling with uncooperative mocks. This post breaks down what to consider when mocking with Jest and a variety of strategies for structuring your mock implementations.

6 strategies to become a faster debugger

October 28, 20195 min read

Developers spend between 50% and 75% of their coding time debugging. Becoming a faster debugger would free up a lot of time for more challenging problems. Here are 6 strategies for speeding up your debugging time.

7 tips for a successful coding workshop

June 17, 20195 min read

I’ve compiled my biggest takeaways from my recent unit testing and Heroku deployment workshop to hopefully help you with your next workshop prep.

7 things I've learned to make conference speaking easier

June 16, 20197 min read

I’ve given 7 talks, appeared on 2 podcasts, and done a radio interview. I’ve learned a ton about what makes a good talk and how to come up with content, but I’ve also learned some of the nitty gritty good-to-knows that can make the conference speaking experience 100 times easier.

Empowering Early Career Devs: Strategies for your team

November 14, 20187 min read

This is the third in a three part series on empowering early career devs. In this post, I’ll give you strategies to build a process tailored to your team to empower the early career developers on your team.

9 conference tips for your inner introvert

August 11, 20186 min read

I recently attended THAT Conference in the Wisconsin Dells and had a wonderful experience. Here is a small list of tips that made my experience more enjoyable as an introvert.