February 05, 2018

From Pastor to Programmer

or Telling My Story Once and For All

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 and for all.

Where I Believe the Story Begins


JavaScriptWeb Development
December 29, 2017

Goals for 2018

or the 'Kyle Needs More Discipline' Story

My goals in no particular order are:

Get Better at Prolific Creation, Worse at Prolific Consumption

This thought has been on my mind a lot lately. It's a bit too easy to be a prolific consumer these days. Youtube, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Discord, tutorials (yes, learning can be thrown in here if you don't ever do anything with it) etc. There is a never ending stream of content to consume and I do it all too gladly. I genuinely think it's a good thing to…

December 26, 2017

A Retrospective on 2017

or Mostly Ups With Some Lingering Downs

As 2017 comes to an end, I find that I am compelled to write a retrospective on the year. I hope that there might be something useful, valuable, or at the very least, entertaining in these words for you.

It has taken me a few days to gather my thoughts and notes on what I think might be worth mentioning about my year. It would be rather presumptuous of me to assume you'd want to know everything. Therefore, it makes sense to try and distill…

Web Development
November 27, 2017

I Started a Podcast

or the Awesome Stories Y'all Need to Hear

If you're not a fan of iTunes, you can listen either via the Second Career Devs website or on Soundcloud. Whatever way you can, I encourage you to listen, leave a review, and if you know of someone who'd be great on the show, please let me know!

Web Development
November 10, 2017

Four Years In

Saturday, November 11th, marks my fourth year as a professional web developer. It's been a crazy journey. One that has already taken me further than I could have imagined. I wanted to take a moment and write down some of my thoughts about these four years.


The first thing that comes to…