I have decided to now use Medium as my blog.
Over the last two years I have accumulated ideas for blog posts. Some of which are no longer relevant, some of which will turn into full blown posts and some of which I want to sure bits of. So, here are the bits and bobs from the last couple of years! Enjoy! Mistakes Programmers Make … Continue reading Bits & bobs from the last two years…1
After about six months at Flick Electric Co. and then working on my blog post about Webstock I started to wonder about what I was going to do about my professional development in my new career. This got me thinking about how do graduates / juniors who aren’t working in a big company like Xero, Trade … Continue reading PD 4 Jnr Devs
In January this year I applied for a scholarship to attend Webstock 2016 in mid February. I had seen information about the scholarship a few weeks before I applied but I wasn't too sure if Webstock would be good/useful to go to being a very new developer. I didn't actually really know what Webstock was … Continue reading Webstock 2016
So, another thing that I haven't spent the time to fix on my Mac at home is this issue: ERROR: While executing gem ... (Gem::FilePermissionError) You don't have write permissions for the /Library/Ruby/Gems/2.0.0 directory. This has come up ever since upgrading to El Capitan and the way Apple changed things that I don't really understand. You … Continue reading Gem Error
I've recently decided that I am going to start blogging errors, problems and code I find useful. I have a Google Doc with Tips on lots of things and I have an Errors doc that I started when studying at Enspiral Dev Academy. I have kept referring back to my errors doc and more and … Continue reading NumPad not working in iTerm2!
WDCNZ happened on 23 July 2015 and I was luckily enough to get a ticket through Summer of Tech. It was my first conference / event in the tech / developer world and I was quite excited after reading about all the speakers. It was pretty amazing having so many international speakers with such varied … Continue reading WDCNZ – a bit late!
I've had a few chats recently with people you are studying or have just finished studying at Enspiral Dev Academy about networking. The common question is how do I start networking if I don't know anybody. So, here are a few ideas on how to get started. Meet Up What is Meet Up? Meetup is … Continue reading How to start ‘networking’ as a junior dev
I graduated from Enspiral Dev Academy at the beginning of July. The week following graduation was Careers Week. This covered interview practice, offline networking – going to meet ups, CVs and cover letters, your digital footprint, getting everything up to date. It also mentioned to keep coding. KEEP CODING! I think the best thing that I did … Continue reading What to do once you have graduated? My thoughts after finishing at EDA
About a year ago I dropped a bombshell on the senior management at school. I had decided I wanted to take a year out of teaching to learn how to program, develop websites and overall have a better understanding of what it is all about. Reasons why I wanted to do this: I couldn't see myself … Continue reading From teacher to developer – my journey this year