Educators, Abandon Ship

For many professional Americans, December is a time of winding down, reflecting on the past year, and spending quality time with family and loved ones. For teachers, however, and new teachers in particular, December can be quite the opposite. The sheen of new students and classes has worn off and... [Read More]

How to Create a Gmail Filter with Google Apps Script

I get junk email all the time. Lately I've taken to creating filters in gmail based on the sender of the email. In this guide I will walk through a Google Apps Script function I wrote to repeat this repetitive email cleansing ritual. With this script, instead of creating a... [Read More]

How to Teach

Instructional Design And pedagogy for Software Developers Just over two years ago, sitting in my small, shared assistant principal's office, I recall longing for the optimism, collaboration, workflow, and organization that I perceived to be staples of the tech world. At the time, I underestimated just how much software developers... [Read More]

7 RailsConf 2018 Talks You Should Watch Now

RailsConf 2018 talks have been posted and here are the seven conference talks that I attended in person that I highly recommend. Thank you to the good folks at Confreaks for making these available for everyone! 1. FIXME David Heinemeier Hansson [Read More]

RailsConf 2018 Retrospective

What I Learned at RailsConf 2018 about being a Good Software Developer This year at RailsConf I learned about being a good software developer, but not in the way you might think. The conference, held on a snowy April weekend in Pittsburgh, PA, offered a plethora of technical workshops, talks,... [Read More]