Let’s try that again! Training for Tri #2
Since May, I’ve been training for my second-ever triathlon 😅 My first triathlon was back in October 2019. I loved it! A month or so later, I signed up for two more in the upcoming year to give it another try: the Philadelphia Women’s Tri & the Jersey Girl Tri. The only thing I love…
Reading List: November 2019
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…
Robocalls – What Works?
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…
✅ Used Sketch to Design App Icon – Check!
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!
READMEs: The Welcome Mats of Open Source
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…
Import a Text File into Swift Playgrounds
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…
Tracking My Progress in Code
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.
Hackathon for Social Change
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…
Part of our job as developers is taking in a large amount of information and parsing it down to the components needed. I’ve always loved filtering and sorting through lists whether in excel or Salesforce or other content management systems. In my previous jobs, it was common to get a request like “We need a…
Data Visualization—Using USStatesColorMap
For the past week and a half, my team has been working on an app that will help kids discover the many careers available in the US. Our goal is to take public data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and translate them into a readable format for mobile. In one feature, we wanted to create a map…