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Long Story Long
Since I joined the software world in 2015 I've been exploring how we developers can code, learn, and communicate with more fun. I've always enjoyed creating things, connecting people, and easing people into tech.
Apart from code, I love to chat about Productocracy and progress in basically any area of life.
I've always dreamed of being able to draw and visualize simple things. Thus now, you my dear reader, as long as you navigate this domain's pages, have to endure this sometimes:
The long-term hope with my drawings is not to become the next Rembrandt, though. It's rather to untap the potential of visual thinking in programming and computer science. Too many abstract concepts are explained too often using words and code only.
When I learned to code I was always craving images and visuals that would explain complex concepts. Especially as a non-native English speaker and someone from a non-technical background imagery would have helped me quite a bit.
Somehow, one recent day, I also became a "published Sketchnoter". This means that at least one of my sketchnotes was published on a website by another human being who apparently found joy in their content being summed up visually:
Coaching & Teaching
I help beginners to get started on reddit and in various Ruby/Rails communities but if you are just starting out I'm also offering periodic catch-ups at codingcoach.io
In case you are looking for a structured long-term mentoring or a coaching program check here:
Or for technical ad-hoc live help here:
If you somehow happen to be based in sunny Barcelona (Spain), I'm an instructor at the Migracode Bootcamp there:
Fun fact: I speak 4 human languages 🇺🇸 🇩🇪 🇷🇺 🇪🇸 , I've worked in 4 completely different fields 🔫💰🃏👩💻, and I lived in 4 countries. In many Asian countries, the word 4 has the same pronunciation as "Death"💀. In Germany the word "vier" (translated as four) is pronounced as fear.
- Rockmap - Your One Thing prioritization roadmap and accountability buddy web app
- Explore the usage of mnemonic techniques to read technical books and accelerate learning of computer science topics
- Read 42 books in 2021 (still on track as of April 2021)
(cool stuff that got going really seriously, with real customers and all, but has stopped due to current roadblocks)
(things I "tried" as an experiment, maybe enough, maybe not enough, but now it's here)
(stuff that should kind of be usable AKA works on my local ;)
- Some automation to publish markdown posts on webflow, dev.to, codementor, Medium, and GitHub with CrossPoster
- GitHub repository creation automation with maREPOsa
- Download HTML or data from static URLs with one command line
- Nurture your deep work phases with the Telegram auto reply
Meanwhile, in my private life...
👶 father & friend in the evenings
😊 too old to be an emoji heavy user 🙈
🎧 putting on my headphones (sometimes with no music at all!) just to isolate myself from the world
🥑 raw food enthusiast
🍿 getting myself the Netflix trial account once a year to watch the best comedy stand-up specials that I missed while working on this weird blog here (apparently Netflix deletes your data after 1 year of inactivity or so).