Experiences With GraphQL

A couple of months ago I started working on a side project called TV Chat. My goal with this project was to create a website where people online could come together to chat about tv shows as they were airing live on TV. I'm a big tv watcher, and I like watching TV shows with friends and family. However my tastes don't always align with theirs. So my hope was to create TV Chat so that I could chat with other fans of the show as it was airing! »

Vlog: Deep Dish Pizza and MongoDB World 2017

Last month I had the pleasure to attend MongoDB World 2017. It was my first time attending a conference as an organizer rather than an attendee. It was a lot of fun seeing behind the scenes. Getting a feel for all the work that is required to run a successful conference was a great experience. I always knew it was hard work to run a conference, but to actually see it and live it was an amazing opportunity. »

Creating YouTube Travel Vlogs

In March I went to San Francisco for a week to attend a conference and for vacation. I had a great time seeing friends and exploring San Francisco. »

Creating My First Atom Package: tree-view-extended

A little while ago I decided to play with Facebook's Nuclide project. I was curious what enhancements it added to Atom and if any of them would increase my workflow. I found the project altogether nice, bringing in some nice additions to Atom. However it also adds a lot of other functionality that I will never use. So I ended up disabling Nuclide, with the added features not outweighing the other cruft it added. »

The Bridge to Teaching Redux

I've long struggled with teaching Redux. It's such a fundamental different way of thinking. When I search for comparisons to ease the concepts I always find myself sputtering words that never quite bridge that gap. »

Top 10 Albums of 2016

2016 was a damn good year for music. Great albums were released by established and new artists alike. My favorite moments this year were when I tried a new album from an established artist and found myself appreciating their new sound and style. »

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