How much do I make blogging? (And what about you?)

The answer is zero. I don't generate enough traffic to generate consistent ad revenue. From what I researched, you have to be generating a large amount of readers to create steady passive income from writing. At this point my payout is $0.00. So why do I do it? Why do I write? I feel like…

How To Stand Out On Your Resume and Crush That Tech Interview

A while back I helped coach my friend to a Software Engineering job at Amazon. He had just gotten laid off due to COVID-19 and called me for some advice on how to get through the interviews he had lined up. We did a mock code interview from some practice questions he got off the…

Considering An Individual Contributor Or Leadership Career Path In Tech? Use This Simple Flowchart

Congratulations! You have reached the point in your career where you are finally asked the hard question and asked to take the two paths offered in the fork of your professional road. Do you want to be an Individual Contributor or a Leader? If you choose an Individual Contributor, you become someone who becomes a…

Why Working From Home Has Made Me Work More

"During these unprecedented times..." Yeah. We know it's unprecedented. We're literally in the middle of a pandemic, working from our beds and going without showering for days on end. No? Just me? Anyway, what I'm saying is that now more than ever it's unusual to have such a large amount of the workforce across the…

Why We Need To Get Rid Of Ageism

The generational divide has never been more openly visualized than today. I mean I haven't even lived a quarter century yet but it's A LOT different than how I remember it as a kid. Terms like 'Ok boomer' gaining traction, people saying millennials can't buy houses because of avocado toast, the rise of Karens...it'd all…

How To Deal With Imposter Syndrome In The Tech Industry As A New Hire

We've all been there. Tech is a lucrative industry as you know. You're apart of it or will be one day. The pay is higher than the national average for most careers, you can do all your work remote (even pre-COVID), and it's comparably flexible and dare I say...even fun. The shows and stereotypes are…

The Top Five Things I Learned Getting A Computer Science Degree

I remember undergrad like it was yesterday. I still miss it. The late nights in the lab with my friends, the fast food runs in between long procrastinated project sessions, the frantic scrambling trying to get code to work an hour before a submittal date... Yeah. It was awesome. And looking back I don't think…

Why I Just Use Print Statements To Debug Code

I'll be the first to admit that my testing and debugging game isn't as good as it should be. When I code I like to just do the thing, break it, make it more secure, add more awesome functionality till it breaks again, and then rinse and repeat. I haven't gotten any complaints yet. All…