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Design, the future of work, and learning to code over the holidays

Is this newsletter I talk about my podcast with Joel Fariss, and the 7 posts I published over the weekend helping students learn to code.

Design, innovation, work, and the future of humanity :: with Joel Fariss

In this episode, Joel Fariss - a design research and strategic futures associate at Gensler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelfariss/) - and I discuss the nuances of the word “design” in light of 2020 and the future of work and innovation. Based on his experience at Gensler and in the nonprofit world, we dive into the connection between design and value for humanity, the need for time and space for humans to innovate, and the role of grief to create a more equitable work environment.

Redux, Rails, and ActionCable :: Full-stack web development "Hello World" tutorials for entrepreneurs: Part 7 of 8

This post is part 7 of an 8-part series within a series that is designed to teach full-stack web development for entrepreneurs. Here we’ll dive even further into Redux by wiring it up with ActionCable from Rails.

Sending form data with Redux and React :: Full-stack web development "Hello World" tutorials for entrepreneurs: Part 6 of 8

This post is part 6 of an 8-part series within a series that is designed to teach full-stack web development for entrepreneurs. Here we’ll dive even further into Redux and React, which we introduced in part 5.

Redux and React :: Full-stack web development "Hello World" tutorials for entrepreneurs: Part 5 of 8

This post is part 5 of an 8-part series within a series that is designed to teach full-stack web development for entrepreneurs. Here we’ll begin diving into Redux and React.

Stimulus.js, StimulusReflex, and CableReady :: Full-stack web development "Hello World" tutorials for entrepreneurs: Part 4 of 8

This post is part 4 of an 8-part series within a series that is designed to teach full-stack web development for entrepreneurs. Here, we’ll dive into Stimulus.js and StimulusReflex with CableReady.

JavaScript and Ruby on Rails :: Full-stack web development "Hello World" tutorials for entrepreneurs: Part 3 of 8

This post is part 3 of an 8-part series within a series that is designed to teach full-stack web development for entrepreneurs. Here we’ll dive into JavaScript and introduce Ruby on Rails models, migrations, and PostgreSQL.

Shell Scripting and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) :: Full-stack web development "Hello World" tutorials for entrepreneurs: Part 2 of 8

This post is part 2 of an 8-part series within a series that is designed to teach full-stack web development for entrepreneurs. Here we’ll dive into Shell Scripting and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

Full-stack web development "Hello World" tutorials for entrepreneurs :: Part 1 of 8

This article kicks off an 8-part series of “Hello World” tutorials to teach full-stack web development for entrepreneurs. We’ll move quickly through the basics of code for web browsers (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript), Git, Shell scripting, Ruby on Rails (routes, controllers, models, views, and partials), Stimulus/StimulusReflex, Redux/React, and testing/linting in Ruby and JavaScript.

Innovation in media, landing livable wage jobs, private commenting in Satchel, and prep work for learning to code

In this newsletter I talk about my podcast with Omari, our joint venture to help people of color land jobs, a private commenting experience on Satchel I built this past weekend, and CSS/JS assignments for students learning to code.

Entrepreneurship and innovation in media, No Excuses Jobs, and the Converge Media story :: with Omari Salisbury

In today’s episode of Ventures I had the honor of interviewing Omari Salisbury (https://twitter.com/Omarisal) about his journey as an entrepreneur in the international media space, his company Converge Media (https://www.whereweconverge.com/), their unique spotlight in Seattle, and their new campaign NoExcusesJobs (https://NoExcusesJobs.com) in collaboration with Prota Ventures (https://www.protaventures.com).

Testing out a new private commenting experience on Satchel

Following up on my newsletter from last week, I’ve worked on a new private commenting experience on Satchel this weekend and I’d appreciate any/all feedback.

Taking back the Internet, more promising vaccine data, luciferase, and an idea about opt-in discussions on Satchel

In this newsletter I discuss my podcast episode this week with Andy Cronk, Moderna's vaccine, an interesting laboratory technique, and a better signal-to-noice UX that I'm thinking about and could help refining.

Taking back the Internet: Blockchains, Privacy, Web 3.0, and Figment.io :: with Andrew Cronk

In this episode of Ventures, my guest Andrew Cronk (Co-Founder, Figment.io) and I discuss practical ways to engage with the Web 3.0 stack, how to keep up with information in the blockchain space, how to learn and teach others about crypto technologies, and where everyone is going to be storing and sharing baby photos in the future.

Blockchains, vaccines, and a promising future

In this newsletter I discuss this week's podcast on blockchains, and the great news from Pfizer and BioNTech regarding their vaccine.