Quality In Everything You Do

Quality In Everything You Do

Working in tech or in places involving tech, there’s no question you need to move fast. You’re leveraging technology to be able to reach wider audiences, on all sorts of devices and screens. If there’s an margin for error in your work, it’s usually razor thin. I made a mistake recently, while not catastrophic, it […]

First impressions of Toronto Tech School – BrainStation

First impressions of Toronto Tech School – BrainStation

Not so long ago, I dropped in BrainStation’s first ever class for their part-time Frontend Development bootcamp. I knew the founders, Duncan McCall, Alex Karasyov, Jason Field, and Apoorv Gupta. All except Jason were formerly involved with Bitmaker Labs in one capacity or another. While there’s Bitmaker Labs offers bootcamp style immersive courses, BrainStation saw […]

If you’re in tech, these are the email newsletters you should subscribe to

If you’re in tech, these are the email newsletters you should subscribe to

Over a year ago, I made the deliberate choice to cut down on the noise and just receive the content that mattered to me and I cared about. From cutting down all app notifications that I deemed non-essential, to emails that I didn’t really care for – I unsubscribed. I had to be ruthless to […]

One Month Rails Review + Learning Ruby on Rails Update 2

One Month Rails Review + Learning Ruby on Rails Update 2

Yes I know that this is the only second update since my last one when I said I’d do it weekly. I’m horrible when it comes to my writing habit, but I’m getting better With this blog post you a 2 for 1 – my review on One Month Rails and my Learning update. Being […]

Review of Airpair: First impressions from a Rails newbie

Review of Airpair: First impressions from a Rails newbie

Not so long ago, I reconnected with Airpair’s recent marketing hire, Dilys Sun, who at the 2012 Crunchies, was known as the “Codecademy girl” who accepted on behalf of the team.  She’s absolutely a breath of fresh air to deal with and she was able to help me understand the mission of Airpair, what the […]

2013 Year In Review

2013 Year In Review

Objectively (or subjectively because this is myself evaluating my past year), I’d dare say that 2013 has been my best year yet. But to preface this, I’d like to make an aside to write about the past few years (2011 to mid-2013) that were in fact really tough for me career wise and emotionally. Be […]

Learning to Code: Ruby on Rails Update

Learning to Code: Ruby on Rails Update

tl:dr; It’s been a while since I’ve publicly made the commitment to follow through on putting out an example Ruby on Rails app. You can check out my Github account here as well as the Pinterest clone example app from the folks at One Month Rails at will-pinteresting.herokuapp.com. I’ve been using Anki cards, Googling for […]

Olympic Weightlifting

Olympic Weightlifting

Lately, my fitness interests have become more focused – instead of solely “general CrossFit” – I’ve come to appreciate Olympic Weightlifting and all the facets of fitness it encompasses. This stemmed from my drive to become fit enough to compete on an amateur level in the Toronto CrossFit scene. I guess all of this stemmed […]

The Scientific 7 Minute Workout App Review – there’s no excuses not to workout anymore

The Scientific 7 Minute Workout App Review – there’s no excuses not to workout anymore

I just finished a Scientific 7 Minute Workout.  It was challenging and I got the heart rate going up and worked up a bit of a sweat because I went for maximum reps in the short amount of time.  According to a New York Times article that was published recently, doing a scientifically researched 7 […]

Entrepreneurship and Academia

Entrepreneurship and Academia

Not so long ago, I bumped into an old acquaintance. Outside of the usual pleasantries of what was going on in our lives, I had plunked down my copy of Lean Analytics that I was going to peruse through after I had done my weekly review in my journal. I had asked him about whether […]