Here are some pieces I read in November that stuck with me. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - This is a novel about relationships. Period. And destiny. Ishiguro asks his readers to think about how much of our lives is mapped out for us before we are even born. The circumstances in which … Continue reading Reading List: November 2019
This is a continuation of my last update about completing my first triathlon. Here I get into why I chose to do it in the first place and how I got started preparing for it. It started with a shattered pint glass. Or rather, that was the tipping point that got me to commit to myself, … Continue reading Why did I choose to do a triathlon?
Hey Readers, I am so excited to share a milestone. After several months of training, on October 6, 2019 I completed my first triathlon, a sprint race in Belmar, NJ. I am officially a triathlete! I have tons of notes on why I decided to take on this specific challenge as well as what I … Continue reading 🏊♀️ 🚴♀️ 🏃🏽♀️ I’m a Triathlete
I was momentarily comforted to know that I am not alone in receiving a ridiculous amount of automated calls each day. No one called yesterday -- maybe they were busy celebrating their mothers before starting up again on Monday. The Problem My phone receives between 7-10 calls per day. I’ve had enough! The Unlikely Solution I … Continue reading Robocalls – What Works?
The most recent coding challenge I have come across was challenging and fun to experiment with. I received it on Tuesday, and though I was only able to begin working on Friday, all week, I looked forward to digging into building my own API for the first time and learning how to use server-side Swift. … Continue reading Creating a Server with Swift
Last night I finally dedicated some time to looking deeper into Sketch to create an icon mockup for my side project. It's definitely different than Adobe products, but after some tinkering, I was able to navigate it more quickly. Proud of my four-leaf clover!
I am currently on a mission to learn more about open source and begin contributing. In this post, I talk a little about how READMEs are important to open source projects. *An earlier version of this post was named "I Went to a Workathon and All I Coded Was a README." Backstory For those of … Continue reading READMEs: The Welcome Mats of Open Source
I have been using Playgrounds quite a bit recently to practice solving algorithms. I like that it has a simpler interface than a regular XCode project which is perfect for single-scope algorithms. The bar on the right side that displays results of functions and variables before returning or printing them is especially helpful. Keeping large … Continue reading Import a Text File into Swift Playgrounds
This has been an amazing year of growth, professional development, risks, and wins. My code journey began before this list, but I wanted to track the things I've done this past year.
Last weekend, I worked alongside dozens of NYC women and girls at the AT&T Women in Tech Hackathon. Held at the Center for Social Innovation, this two-day hackathon challenged developers, designers, and other creators to build web and mobile applications for social good. My team built ADIONA, a mobile application to help women and girls quickly send their location to trusted … Continue reading Hackathon for Social Change