It's been a rollercoaster for me since I last posted here. Calaxy was an intense startup to work for and right as we started to move forward, the crypto markets crashed and several of us either left or were let go.
There's a lot to that story that I can't say publicly but I loved working for them and my teammates were awesome. I wish Calaxy the best going forward.
Python, Ruby, and other tech
I've started learning Python and Ruby again. These were my first languages. I started with Ruby in 2014 at the Code & Supply Meetup in Pittsburgh when I lived out there.
Eventually, I moved on to Python with the controversial Learn Python the Hard Way With Zed Shaw.
From there I discovered freeCodeCamp and was immediately impressed, even though they'd outsourced their curriculum. Soon, they made their own and it has grown exponentially since its inception in 2015. I was one of the first ones there and it was free; as a broke older student this meant a lot.
I wanted to build little libraries for open source and share them. It was something I could do, something that I could hack through myself as a couple of side projects to put on my portfolio. I don't want my GitHub littered with graveyard projects and I decided to go all in while I am looking for work.
Show your work!
Here are a few gists of the things I am working on a video of the process I am going through when working on the static site generator I am writing in Ruby.
The previous Python snippet
It is so much more now, even Web3! I don't care for that and you probably don't either but we don't make the rules, kids. ↩︎