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Brain Boosting

In college, I was never one to take adderal or ritalin to cram all night before an exam. That no-sleep study route sounded miserable to me. I was the unusual student who slowly and steadily worked every single day in the library towards inevitable midterms and finals. Nevertheless, increasing brain creativity and focus through exercise, ... read more

Learning Web APIs

The following list is a collection of resources for understanding and learning Web fundamentals and application programming interfaces (APIs). Much of modern software development is driven by crafting custom code and combining that code with APIs. The concepts listed here are useful for adapting your career in an age when web APIs are ... read more

How to Impress at Hackathons

What's the difference between a hackathon project that amazes the audience versus one that lands with a thud? For better or worse if you're looking to win a hackathon it takes more than just code to impress the audience.

Here's the list of winning attributes I've seen after spending much of 2014 assisting and judging teams at both ... read more

Full Stack Perspective Links

This post contains links and references that go along with a short talk I gave at MoDev about the "full stack" development trend.

Several blog posts were influential in the early formation of the term "full stack". Start ... read more

Django Deployment Adventure Links

The following list is a collection of resources for Django deployments and scenarios like handling web security vulnerabilities, measuring user traction" with web analytics, improving web application performance with caching and managing incoming feature requests from users.

Many of these resources along with more detailed ... read more

Links for Solving Django's Top Enterprise Headaches

The following list is a collection of resources for solving many of the headaches that come with using a dynamically typed language like Python in the enterprise with Django as a commonly misunderstood web framework. These resources I found very helpful when I found them during my time consulting on numerous enterprise Django apps across ... read more

Links for Learning Web Fundamentals

The following list is a collection of resources for understanding and learning Web fundamentals and application programming interfaces (APIs). Modern software development is driven by crafting custom code and combining that code with APIs. The concepts listed here are key to performing software development well. Many of these links are also ... read more

Plushcap Python Package Blog Series

The first part of my multi-part series with a detailed walkthrough for building the Plushcap Python package for website ... read more

Hiring for U.S. Digital Services

The new U.S. Digital Services group has a difficult task ahead assembling a talented new software developers and designers team. Many of the best developers and ... read more

Favoring Hands On Walkthroughs

Tomorrow I'm giving a talk at EuroPython called Full Stack Python which is named after my Full Stack Python website. I'm stoked to give the talk. I would not have flown ... read more


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