On Setting My 2019 Goals

I’m the sentimental type that takes a new year very seriously. There is something about the natural pause at the holidays that makes goal-setting, planning, and otherwise organizing seem so natural. I did not make goals for 2018. As 2017 turned into 2018 I was preoccupied with recovering from the trauma associated with a life-threatening… Continue reading On Setting My 2019 Goals

2016 Year in Review

Early in 2016, I left my job, became self employed, and never actually announced that fact to the world. Here’s why: It’s scary. Terrifying, in fact. At first, I didn’t share because I was adjusting in the same way anyone with a new job adjusts. I had left my full time job as a senior… Continue reading 2016 Year in Review

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Organizing a Hackathon (Again)

A week and a half ago we held the second Annual DCFemTech Hack for Good, which I had the pleasure of planning along with Ally Palanzi, Alex Ulsh, and Cat Robinson. We also had some help from other DCFemTech folks, especially Shana Glenzer, who helped us connect with contacts at the venue and with some… Continue reading Organizing a Hackathon (Again)

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Dynamic CSS

The fundamentals of CSS transforms, transitions, and animation are the basics that allow front-end developers to kick it up a notch and add a bit more pizazz and interactivity to websites. What are the basic building blocks that make up these capabilities? What is the difference between a transition and a transform? What does browser… Continue reading Dynamic CSS

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On the Death of Websites

When most people think of a website dying they think of sites that are temporarily pushed off the face of the internet by denial of service attacks or sites that are maimed and manipulated by hackers. Though these two things certainly do cause websites to “die” temporarily, there are so many other ways websites can… Continue reading On the Death of Websites

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