Applikation: A Laravel Test Drive

In response to the Louisville Laravel Meetup’s Interview Scheduling demo app, I created Applikation, the app to manage job applications. It was an excuse to get my hands dirty with Laravel in preparation for their next Meetup event. I managed to set up Homestead, set up migration tables, add seed data, and display a basic list… More

Setting up Laravel

Over the holiday, Mom had been gifted a new Macbook Air and was kind enough to send me home with her old 13″ Macbook Pro. After making the appropriate backups, I decided to reformat the Macbook and to turn it into my development machine. During some downtime over New Years, I started with a fresh copy… More

Summer of JavaScript

Though we’ve continued to unofficially meet up every week, Denver Code Club hasn’t had an event scheduled for awhile. The co-organizer, Matt Steele, and I took a few months off, examining the state of our careers and carefully considering which directions we wanted to go. We’ve reorganized and come up with an official plan of attack: Summer of JavaScript. Unfortunately,… More

My WordCamp OC 2014 schedule

I’ll be attending WordCamp Orange County (Fifth Anniversary Edition) this year (June 7-8). They just released the schedule and here are the talks I’ll likely be attending: Saturday, June 7 Cain & Obenland In the Morning UX for WordPress Platforms Enterprise WordPress – Performance, Scalability & Redundancy WordPress Community: Choose Your Own Adventure Designing a… More

Do It By My Own

Last night I joined a few peers at Galvanize for Refresh Denver‘s monthly meetup. I met up with Matt and DCC newcomer, Gerrica, to hear Jeff Casimir present his “Why Developers Quit” talk (available on YouTube). Amazing beer, tasty pizza, a captivating speech, and engaging conversation make for a pretty great evening. People are the… More