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A great turnout, a few hiccups, lessons learned. ON PLANNING The charge was led by PDXNode. We were fortunate enough to have 10 mentors, many our own PDXNode organizers and others who were fantastic community members willing to step up for mentor roles. We built a plan of attack by…

A thought

There will always be those who don't like you. Who don't like what you're doing. Who don't understand you. That's unfortunate--for them.…

Being Better: prepping your work for Code Review

Be Kind Less seasoned programmers don't have the built-in habits and knowledge required to have work ready for code review but even programmers who are more experienced may have not picked up these habits in their work environments. You can do better at respecting the time it takes to review…

How to Hacker Train

I did not create the idea of Hacker Train. I merely implemented an instance of it--an instance I hope to replicate for years to come. Our Hacker Train came about from a group of coders desiring a fun and beautiful way to head up to CascadiaJS 2013. Trains are a…

Thank you, spirit animal of PDXNode

Back when I first started programming, I was enjoying my code community like nothing else. In Portland, there's a new meetup started every week. People are chomping at the bit for the latest and greatest technology and happy to share it with others. So when I found a group was…

Why I'll be fighting for a ticket to CascadiaJS 2014

I had quite the luck in getting a ticket to CascadiaJS 2013. I started my journey to the conference with Hacker Train. I ended the trip by realizing I would have to depart my conference family. At the start of the conference, the Code of Conduct was noted, linked, and…