Back to School, Year in Review

  I know I’m a bit late with this year in review.  I promised this at the one year mark and I’ve been in school for over a year and a half.  I’ve been in school, so I used most of my spare time for that instead of writing about being in school, so give me a break! ...

It’s funny how things turn out…

  A while back I wrote about a new job prospect that was on the horizon.  I also talked about a the flower that bloomed this year, just before this prospect.  The flower was given to me after the passing of my Father and hadn’t once bloomed until this year.  This was...

It wasn’t meant to be

As it turns out, I didn’t manage to pick up the job with the Brivity team.  It felt like things worked out well, and I’m not sure exactly why things didn’t work out, but I was happy for the opportunity nonetheless.  I’m sure that things came down to a business...

Am I Hired Brivity?

OK, so things turned out positively for my Hire Me Brivity! campaign.  I managed to turn in the code challenge and that was at least good enough for them to invite me in to spend the day with the dev team.  As usual, there will be no names provided in this post, and I...

Hire me Brivity! campaign update

So, it wasn’t always pretty, nor was it easy, but I managed to complete the Brivity Code Challenge, which was to build a small Rails web application from scratch.  It wouldn’t be fair for me to share exactly what this challenge consisted of, since this is how they...

Who dares wins

Have you heard of the British Special Air Service?  Needless to say they are a bunch of bad asses.  Their motto is “Who dares, wins” and this is basically just a cool way to say that the victory goes to those who are bold.  This is kind of how I am feeling right now,...

A week in with Rails

Ok, so I’ve been hard at work on my “Hire Me Brivity!” campaign, and so far so good.  I've managed to write code every day, and make commits to my Github account on most of the days.  I’ve opted to user “The Complete Ruby on Rails Developer Course” from Udemy to get...

A good sign

I’m going to start this post off on bit of a depressing note. Don’t worry, it ends up positive. Ok, so here it goes. About 7 years ago, my Dad passed away. I can’t say it was ridiculously unexpected, as the man was 83 years old. However, this man was a WWII POW who...

Hire me Brivity!

If you read my last article you may just be wondering what this big opportunity was that I mentioned. Or maybe you just wandered upon this post without reading the last one (here’s a link to the last post, just in case you want to get caught up). Either way, now it’s...

Time for a change

  Ok, so I haven’t exactly been actively blogging on this page as I’d originally planned, but I feel that now is a fantastic time to start.  No better time than the present, right?  Ok, so I’ll admit, there’s a little more to it than that.  You see, I’ve...