I had a need to create a custom Provider component for a slide deck using mdx-deck (if you’re interested in learning how to make a custom Provider component for mdx-deck, check out my egghead lesson on it). I didn’t want to ever have to write it again, so I … Read More
Friday night, after React Rally 2018, I led a group of intrepid devs to Beer Bar in downtown Salt Lake City for what I like to call “The Unofficial After After Party”. Our group was quite large, so we ended up divided amongst two large tables. Our particular … Read More
Chapter 2 of Designing Your Life (DYL) is about “Building a Compass”. If we’re going to be prototyping different ideas to improve our life, it will be useful to have some guidance and rationale for those decisions. A compass will point us in the right direction.
Given that work is … Read More
I recently bought the book “Designing Your Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. It’s about applying the principles of design to your life, specifically, improving one’s life through prototyping and iteration. As I read the book, I plan to blog and vlog about the exercises.
Truth be told, it … Read More
I am often asked to share the story of how I went from being a Christian pastor to a software engineer. Now that I’ve started Second Career Devs, I am being asked this question so often that I thought it wise to write it down and answer it once … Read More
I was invited by Max Mautner to join him on his podcast, Accidental Engineer. I had a great time sharing my story of going from pastor to programmer. We also talked a bit about my podcast and where I see the future of our industry heading. I hope … Read More