January 09, 2019

Why I Rewrote My Blog With Gatsby

Or How to Respond When Your WordPress Blog Gets Hacked

A couple weeks back now, I was starting to write a blog post to recap my 2018. I thought it would be a good idea to reference my goals for 2018 and started to review that post when I discovered something interesting. As I was reading a paragraph, I noticed some words that didn't sound like my voice…

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November 10, 2018

Release of React Edges

The Tiniest, Possibly Least Useful React Component Library Out There

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 made a reusable component. After making it…

November 10, 2018

The Importance of Competing Thoughts

Before I dive into this idea of mine, I want to tell you, I've been scared to write it out. It's been in my head for a few months, but I'm genuinely nervous to share it with others. I don't know how you're going to receive it. Hopefully well, because I'm going for it.

Some of you might know, I was a…

October 10, 2018

The Role of Timing In a Job Hunt

You might know, I've started to hunt for a new job.

In my last blog post, I shared with you several tips on how to make that hunt go better for you. We talked about how shifting our mindset to "seeking offers" instead of "getting a job" puts us in a position to "explore" rather than "judge". We…

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September 28, 2018

How to be More Successful on Your Next Web Developer Job Hunt

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen this tweet go out into the universe. I'm in the process of exploring the next part of my career and asking you all to help me do that by spreading the word. Don't think spreading the word can make a difference? It totally can.

Just this past week, a…

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September 15, 2018

3 Tips for Changing Your Career to Coding

and One Bonus Tip! (Why Keep You in Suspense, Right?!)

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 table only had a handful of our group. It…

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