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Coaching/Mentoring Growing Developers

09 October 2017

Let me hedge sharing this by saying: I am a terrible teacher. I lack patience, and when presented with the opportunity I will immediately jump to providing a solution rather than explaining the problem and working through it with a colleague.

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Mapping NAD83 Projection Maps With GeoDjango

09 March 2017

Placing shapes on a map is pretty straight-forward thanks to fantastic libraries like Leaflet.js. However, on one of my recent projects I needed to take maps that were using NAD83 projections and translate them into usable GeoJSON. Most mapping libaries used on the web use a more generic projection, WGS84, and will not support drawing shapes using an alternative projection (like NAD83).

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Text Scaling Dell XPS 13 9350 and Ubuntu Gnome

15 August 2016

I recently bought a Dell XPS 13 9350 and installed Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I bought the version with the FHD (1920x1080) screen resolution. While that’s not exactly HiDPI, the text is rather small with the default installation.

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Commuter Cycling in East Nashville

10 February 2016

I want to talk about cycling for a moment. I live in East Nashville and I work downtown. The neighborhood’s proximity to downtown is ideal for a daily bicycle commute. My ride is approximately five miles, which can be accomplished in less than half an hour. In spite of the nice bike lanes on my side of town, the interstate creates a barrier that discourages commuters from cycling. Herein I attempt to explain why.

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Beyond The Code: PyTennessee 2016 Keynote

07 February 2016

I was invited to give the closing keynote at PyTennessee 2016. Jason Myers, Denise Myers, Will Golden, and the crew of volunteers continue to do an amazing job putting on this conference. I’m grateful for all the work that Jason, in particular, puts into this conference. I got front-row seats during his work on the first conference, so I got to see how much work is involved in making a regional conference happen. It’s a herculean effort.

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