My Top Resources For Learning How to Code

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Interested in learning more about programming? Here are my top resources for learning how to code. This is basically a list of my favorite programming books, talks, podcasts, newsletters and websites for learning more about programming. HMU if you have any … Read More

I Ran My First Hackathon, and So Can You!

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I Ran My First Hackathon, and So Can You!

I Ran My First Hackathon, and So Can You! Here are the lessons I learned from planning, organizing, and executing my first hackathon. The hackathon I ran was the Stupid Shit and Terrible Ideas Hackathon) in Honolulu, Hawaii.   Okay, … Read More

Complete Guide To Node Client-Server Communication

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Complete Guide to Client Server Communication

After reading High-Performance Browser Networking by Ilya Grigorik, I was inspired to implement all of the client-server communication techniques outlined in his book in Node and JavaScript. This post covers the following forms of client-server connection: XMLHttpRequest Server-Sent Events WebSocket HTTP/2 Server to … Read More

Bechdel Test Script Parser – How It Works

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The Bechdel Test Script Parser was a collaborative digital humanities project between myself and my sister, Laurel Karlsson. It is the product of a shared passion for film, feminism, and the creative potential of technology. By combining the talents and interests … Read More

The website for our client, MeetingSift, is live!

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The website for our client, MeetingSift, is live!

  The website for our client, MeetingSift, is live! MeetingSift’s easy to use technology helps meeting leaders plan and run more productive meetings, with higher engagement, better decision making, and more consistent follow up. Check it out: www.meetingsift.com

10 Things I learned at Startup Weekend

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10 Things I learned at Startup Weekend

What Is Startup Weekend? Are you interested in starting your own business someday?  Do you have an idea for a business? Want to meet some really smart people? Startup Weekend is for you! Startup Weekends are weekend-long (duh!), hands-on experiences … Read More

My Relationship With The Internet

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My Relationship With The Internet

There have been a lot of articles recently published about how the internet, social media, and smart phones are killing ‘real human connections.’ I however believe that this a reactionary knee jerk to a changing social landscape. Virtual connections are … Read More

Overwhelmed by the Web

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Overwhelmed by the web

Why are we surprised when someone has not seen, listened or read something? Have you ever heard someone say, “You’ve never watched X!?!” or “Haven’t you read Y about the Z conflict? Don’t you care?” It’s no longer a matter … Read More