Writing a Book – Making Promises to Readers

I’m fortunate enough to be writing a book. It’s due to be published by the fantastically supportive folks at Focal Press as soon as I put the words to paper. Creative Process Because I’m a

NodeJS Deploying Files to AWS S3

What Problem Am I Solving Fundamentally the technical challenge comes from weekly content updates I make to a webapp I own. Every Friday afternoon my daughter comes home with a list of ten spelling

Why I Crowdsourced My 2013 Performance Review

This year my team’s manager suggested we solicit input for our end-of-year work performance reports. I’m sure there’s copious books and blog articles describing exactly why this is a terrific idea. I only have

Readership 2013 Year In Review

Top-10 Reader Countries of 2013 Looking at the Google Analytics report summarizing visitors to my blog in 2013 is simply amazing to me. I’m awestruck how many places my readers come from and here

A Hackathon Winning Tech Stack

I’m proud to say I entered an idea and led a two-person team at the company’s annual Hackathon in early November. Even better we came out in first place – woot! Receiving the award

Speaker Notes from My BigDesign 2013 Talk

Hello everyone! This article links to artifacts supporting my speaker notes. I surely enjoyed sharing techniques with all of the fine folks who attended my talk at BigDesign 2013. It was a great personal honor sharing the

Cooking and Coding – Mixing My Passions

I’m reflecting on two of the things that truly define my character: cooking and coding. One I do for pay and the other I do purely for the love of sharing. Both passions have

Speaker Notes from My OSCON 2013 Talk

Hello everyone! These link to artifacts supporting my speaker notes. I surely enjoyed sharing techniques with all of the fine folks who attended my talk at OSCON 2013. It was a great personal honor sharing the

Speaking Better: Top 11 Resources for Programmers

I’m proud to say I have the privilege of speaking at OSCON 2013 on July 24th. While working on my presentation I’m doing R&D on being a better speaker. Why? As a coder I’m naturally shy

Tech-Stack Checklist for a Modern Single-Page Web Application

I’m proud to say I’m on the team that last year rebuilt the TripCase mobile client shipped to app stores December of 2012. It’s a big achievement for myself as a programmer, and for the company