Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017

I am still recovering from the awesome experience I had at the React Amsterdam 2017 conference. It was my first time speaking at such a large conference-- one that claims to only have had 150 attendees last year. At over 1000 attendees this year, I can say it was thrilling to get the opportunity to share Pinterest's migration story with such a large crowd. Here is a link to the video of...

Posted on Saturday, April 16, 2016

I'm trying out a new way to organize my learning style when it comes to staying on top of all the front-end tech and javascript buzz going on. The good news, at least according to my recent readings, is the Javascript ecosystem is slowing down. However, the problem of information overload continues. I often find myself spending hours skimming many, many articles, but not feeling like I'm truly learning on my own.

Learning on the Side

At work, as a platform...

Posted on Friday, June 26, 2015

When I built my first ReactJS CRUD application, I was mainly tinkering with the React framework and had all my components in one giant file. I got to the point where I decided I wanted to configure a build system to compile and watch for changes in the codebase, and followed this great blog article on converting my huge file to CommonJS modules and got my app all set up. Here is my folder structure when I started the new config:...

Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2015

This is a little late, but something I drew in March

while staying at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa.


Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015


my first bus blog. I've been reading a lot on the bus, which is pretty much the only time I am able to read. just finished this book which I thought was quite profound so didn't want to go on to the next without jotting a few thoughts down. 

format of the book was mainly narrative in the first half, a little more technical analysis in the second half. premise was the idea that meaning is an essential driver of an individual's will to live, and a lack of meaning could actually be fatal. also that meaning can be derived in three main ways: achievement or deed,...

Posted on Saturday, February 21, 2015

Unfortunately, the only thing I have been able to draw is this. My original resolution was one final piece of artwork per month. It's almost the end of February and I have yet to produce one.

But! I will post this sketch as my January piece. Maybe I can compromise and say at least one drawing I'm okay with posting online per month. I'm still aiming for a final work of some sort in March.