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Apr 02
2013

How I became an open source contributor in four easy steps

How did I become an open source contributor? I did a few small projects for language learners and released them under a CC license in a my previous life, but that’s not what this piece is about. This is about … Continue reading

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Mar 24
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #5 (weeks 7-8)

The first Hack Reactor class has graduated started working, a new cohort has arrived and my class is now the senior class. The new students are awesome! Considering how selective Hack Reactor is, I can’t say I’m surprised, but it … Continue reading

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Mar 15
2013

Talk notes: Sublime, VI and command line orientation

These are the notes from my presentation for the new class at Hack Reactor.  I know the time constraints make it tough to answer everything, so feel free to ask here. Choose your own talk How to exit or save … Continue reading

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Mar 15
2013

Adding a JS build-system to Sublime

Frustratingly, the Sublime Text editor doesn’t set up a build system for JavaScript the way it does for Ruby and some other languages. Fortunately, it’s an easy problem to fix. Assuming your JS interpreter is Node.js, these are the steps … Continue reading

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Mar 07
2013

A parser generator for JavaScript

I’ve been getting more and more interested in programming languages ever since I did a prototype of that programmable robot game a couple of weeks ago. My goal at the time was to solidify what I had learned of Backbone.js … Continue reading

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Mar 04
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #4 (week 6)

I’m at the half-way point of my intense JavaScript program. In week six we did some more work with the sequelize ORM and used meteor to make a basic clone of Stack Overflow. On the first day of break I … Continue reading

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Feb 27
2013

Plans for the next nine days

Tomorrow is my last day of class at Hack Reactor before the break starts. I’m absolutely exhausted. There are so many things to do and so many things to learn, that I’ve decided to list them: Contribute to an open … Continue reading

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Feb 22
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #3 – RoboDuel with Backbone and CoffeeScript

This week we had a two day make-up cycle in which we could work on whatever we wanted. I used it to make a prototype of a programmable robot fighting game! In the course of doing so, I got to … Continue reading

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Feb 22
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #2

This is an archive of some of my thoughts after completing the first two weeks of Hack Reactor. When I filmed it, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever share it or not, but I’ve decided to go the open route. … Continue reading

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Feb 22
2013

Hack Reactor Diaries #1

This is an archive of some of my thoughts after completing the first two weeks of Hack Reactor. When I filmed it, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever share it or not, but I’ve decided to go the open route. … Continue reading

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