Always having fun and growing.

Man! I need to post more! That will be a habit I start as life continues over these next few months. I have had a great past couple of months! Since graduating from The Iron Yard a lot has happened.

I am a teaching assistant for the current Ruby on Rails course that is being taught. It is a absolutely amazing opportunity! I have been able to help students that are in the same spot I was just a short time ago. They are facing similar challenges and the same feelings that I was faced with. It has helped reinstill a lot of the basic ruby fundamentals and given me the chance to become better at debugging and understanding how others are architecting their code. It has been an extremely rewarding and exciting experience. I was brought on to a past classmate’s digital health startup.

This has been an incredible experience. I was lucky enough to have a past classmate bring me onboard to help do work on his startup. It has been a challenging, fun and rewarding experience. I have learned tons implementing new features for him. It seems every time I would implement something new, that it would break everything else. So, I found myself sitting there one day and I had this internal thought, “Man, I really wish we had more tests throughout this application!”. I never thought the day would come that I would be wishing for more tests, but, it did and I completely stand by that. This app is going to go far. It is a freaking amazing idea with a ton of potential. Head on over and check it out… Myrallyfit.com . Apart from work, I have been keeping busy with fun stuff outside of it.

I recently took part in the 4th annual Sparc Hackathon. Pardon my language…. HOLY SHIT! What a fun and rewarding time. I spent 2 days hanging out with incredibly talented and smart individuals hacking away on what is a cool little iPhone app. After being assigned the category “Harry Potter”, we built a wand dueling app that lets you challenge other iPhones in “realtime”. We used rails for the back end and angular and ionic on the front to make it into a real iPhone app.  It was a ton of fun coding for 11 hours straight and seeing what some of the other teams came up with. I learned a lot and got to see some incredibly smart people come up with a ton of cool stuff.

 

Till next time…

 

“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish” – Steve Jobs

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