Category: Atlanta Winter 2015


Building a New Foundation

Learning a foreign language is pretty difficult. During my first few weeks at Tech Talent South, that’s how I felt about learning Ruby—especially when I had never really played around with coding or with the behind the scenes aspects of any technologies. I came in knowing next to nothing about how coding and web development […]

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Lessons in Learning

I can still remember learning how to ride a bike, not the big kids’ bike, but a bike with training wheels.  After trying for a while, my mother gave up and left me outside by myself, which usually was not allowed.  But I stayed out there and tried and tried until I could stay upright, […]

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Grace for the Journey

We meet in a room at Strongbox West, a co-working complex down the road from Octane and Georgia Tech on the Westside of Atlanta.  The walls at Strongbox are covered with bright spots of paint and creative art, there’s an arcade in the works downstairs, and people mingle and meet.  I’m energized as I find […]

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1337

My introduction to the intangible world of technology was through my first cell phone.  Upon finding out the last 4 digits of my new number were ‘1337’, my oldest brother asked to trade.  Now, per the unpublished rule(s) of brother/sister relationships, section 67C … I said no.  I had no idea what it meant or […]

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Practice Makes Permanent

Practice makes permanent. That’s the mantra I’ve used my whole life, even when initially told that practice would make things perfect. There is no such thing as perfect. There are only iterations that gain greater detail and functionality as they are developed. That’s my understanding of coding thus far. It is an iterative process that […]

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