When I started developing LinkApp, my link aggregator, I knew would need to identify each link. I also made the choice to use Redis as my database and that would require a key for identification purposes. With my first pass of building this application I decided to make an ID using the URL. My logic… Continue reading Excuse me. I’m going to need to see your ID.
So I did a thing. A thing I’ve talked about on here but I did it. I gave my first international talk at PyCon Australia. I’m beyond excited to share it because it’s been uploaded to YouTube. Enjoy!
Let me first say thank you. I know today kicks off the keynotes and if the Miniconf is any indication of what we have to look forward to I might just float right off the ground. This is my first talk abroad, I was a bit nervous but everyone here is so amazing that the… Continue reading PyCon Australia 2017
It’s not just what you learn, but how you apply it. A mantra I’ve lived by my whole life. I’m one of those unusual cases in tech. I don’t have a Computer Science degree, as a matter of fact, I have an Art degree. To be specific, I have a degree in Photography. With that… Continue reading PyCon Australia!
In my ideal world I would have been making posts regularly but I don’t think any of us live in that world. The reality is that while I’ve been working on my projects things have come up. Life is not always something you can schedule or put off. Life just happened to me, in a… Continue reading Right. One… two… five!
And we’re back. I’ve moved on to the next section in the Python class via Codecademy. Seeing how things are starting to come together and how all this information can be used is exciting. I wasn’t doing cartwheels over the Tip Calculator, but it did work as a great way to show practical application with… Continue reading Always look on the bright side of life.
Tech is not for everyone, I’ve been pretty clear about that. There are no magic classes on or off-line that will teach you all you need to know in a short amount of time, and also happen to be insanely easy. It takes time to learn how to program and to do it well. It’s… Continue reading Here We Go Again.
Being a geek isn’t required to work in tech but it sure does help. What’s all this talk about snakes? Well the first programming language I’ve chosen to cover is Python. If you’re interested in reading more about the language before we jump in, you can go to the Python wikipedia page here or to… Continue reading Snakes. Why’d it have to be snakes?
When I started Geek Girl Beta I had an idea. I wanted to help people who are interested in a tech career. I also wanted to better the community by being honest that tech is not for everyone just because a TV commercial says it is. My last post laid out the qualities that a… Continue reading Can I really get an education like this?
It’s the middle of the day and the commercial has come on for the hundredth time. Hey loser?! Do you want to gain the respect of your family and stop working at whatever soul sucking job you currently have? Are you a single mom and find yourself having to pay all of your own bills… Continue reading Enter The Tech College Commercial Sales Pitch