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Programming

Static Libraries in C

Launch School has occasional optional group seminars, where each student is assigned to a team and one team per week teaches about a topic. The last seminar was based on C, using Head First C as our guide. My team was tasked with explaining the difference between Static and Dynamic libraries. I decided to specifically […]

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Community Development Honduras

Hurricane Relief Purchase Calculator

Despite the horrors of Hurricanes Eta and Iota, and the disastrous effects people are still facing months after the events, people came together to support each other, even more amazing because the effect of the pandemic on Honduras’ economy has been incredibly damaging. I was also thankful to see my churches in Houston reach out […]

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Career Honduras Migration

Editing curriculum for returned migrant children: ¡Regreso, aprendo, me quedo!

One of the most challenging projects that I have done with in my business Ring Connection was editing and reworking a set of 12 workbooks that had been commissioned by CASM and the Fundación Pestalozzi in Honduras for the reintegration of migrant children into the school system. Studies had shown that children who were not […]

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Career

Copa Creativa Honduras

One of my favorite projects so far has been the digitalization of the Copa Creativa Honduras, the Honduran arm of the Creative Business Cup. I was contacted by Honduran NGO Honduras Social to create a website and application form for the Copa Creativa Honduras 2020. Their previous website was no longer working, and key information […]

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Programming

Differentiating Private and Protected Methods in Ruby

Part of the way Ruby uses encapsulation is to provide ways to hide an object’s behaviors from use by the public. This can be very useful to help prevent unwanted changes to a program. While instance methods are by default public, it is good to have very few public methods available to the public interface. […]

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Musings Programming

The Paradox of Polymorphism and Encapsulation in OOP

I went to a small, liberal arts Christian college outside of Chicago, known to some as the “Harvard of Christian colleges.” It was definitely a bubble in many ways. But are bubbles always bad? What if that bubble actually encourages more interaction with the world outside of itself? For example, because I was in this […]

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Community Development

Volunteering in the Time of COVID-19

Accomplishments and lessons learned through creating a volunteer program at my local food pantry

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Programming

Problem-Solving Patterns: Parsing

When you solve enough problems, you start to run into patterns of logic. Every problem has many different ways to solve it, but if you learn some ways to think about the logic behind the problem, you will see connections that will help you solve new problems. For a beginning programmer like me, it is […]

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Programming

Launch School 109 Interview Assessment Tips for Internal Processors

Are you an internal processor like me? I have good news for you: there is hope! You can succeed at the interview assessment! If you practice the right way, you will get better in this area. It takes consistency, a willingness to make mistakes in front of peers, and quite a bit of talking out […]

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Programming

The Devil is in the Details: LS 109 Written Assessment Minutiae

When preparing for a LS assessment, every little detail adds up. Prepare!