Building an API for Tech Education

How did I become interested in programming? In a past career I was a linguist, working with Middle Eastern languages and dialects. One thing I learned from that experience is that languages are very┬áreally similar. Sure, they each have their own rules, but their rules manipulate the same conventions: subjects, objects, verbs and adjectives. In […]

Optimizing for Questions

A couple years ago, Jeff Atwood published a blog on Stack Exchange about their (then) philosophy for improving the quality of their community. The blog was titled “Optimizing for Pearls, Not Sand” and his conclusion was that answers are far more important than questions and therefore Stack Exchange would optimize so that answers were valued […]

The Future of Education NOW

In many ways, more than perhaps we’re able to realize, developer bootcamps and immersive programs like General Assembly (GA) are pioneering a frontier of education that will become a staple of the future economy. I’ve been witness to┬áthe erosion of university systems, not least because of the staggering cost. But also because Americans seem to […]