Author: Lindsey

Cat Herding 101: The Things That Really Go Wrong For Beginning Programmers

We had a super awesome intern working with us over the summer (I often referred to her as “my” intern, which wasn’t 100% true, but as the one on the team who had done a lot of mentoring before, I felt very mamma bear about the situation). She did some cool things and had done […]

No News is Good News? or A Short Discourse on Pair Programming

Things have been quiet here at casa de Lindsey which is good for me, but probably not as exciting for the people who (maybe, sometimes?) read this thing. Since April I’ve been relearning why I love being a software engineer in a supportive and awesome culture at Scripted. It’s a small tight-knit team and I […]

On to Smaller and Better Things!

My time with Udacity has come to an end. I made some amazing lifelong friends out of it and learned enough to fill a book but I decided it was time for me to trundle along to a new opportunity. So I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Scripted as a JavaScript Engineer! It’s going […]

Reminder: Choose For Culture!

Lately I’ve been interacting┬ámore and more with people trying to break into the tech industry. It’s something I’m keenly aware of as a recent wall breaker myself and my general desire to mentor and champion other people to do what they want. I recently had the privilege with my co-host and awesome, awesome person Jennie┬áto […]

Interviewing with Impostor Syndrome

As my abilities grow at Udacity, so to do my responsibilities. I give code reviews, I help mentor some of our junior engineers, and I lead my small internal team as a sometimes engineer/sometimes PM. But probably the scariest monster I have had to face was the idea of interviewing others. Even with all of […]

I Don’t Have To Choose

My favorite story when I was trying to describe myself while looking for a job involved the fact that I had a very non-traditional path to Software Engineering. I wear it as a badge of honor that I am able to do all of this without a degree in Computer Science. I went to a […]

6 Months Later – A Much Needed Recap

I’ve been at Udacity for over 6 months now. I’m also about a month a way from that fateful day when I started Hack Reactor. Life has been pretty kind actually. I feel like I’m growing as a person. Personally I’m still spending all my free time with friends and trying to do some knitting […]

I Need to Stop Apologizing (subtitle: Objective-C and ME)

…And start just actually updating this thing. I could tell you about my life changes – finally got my California drivers license! I lost 5 lbs! Or my work changes – Imma try to be an iOS Engineer! Udacity did a short blog article on me to hype up one of our classes! I’m mentoring […]

Clojure Makes Me Feel Stupid

…but I’m kinda in love with it. Thanks to a friend/coworker I’m cautiously dipping my toe into the world of “functional programming”. I’m still not 100% certain I get the full gist of functional programming but, to my newb mind, I’d explain it as programming without consequences. Functions only depend on their inputs and external […]

Bored Again – Time to Create

On Repeat Tomorrow is my three-month reunion for Hack Reactor. I’ve done some cool things since I graduated, but I’m still not doing everything I wanted to. I want to be the change I want to see in the world, or however that goes. I just became a mentor for Hackbright Academy so I feel […]