Inequality in Technology

A week of conflict

This week has been controversial for anyone who is passionate about video games. There is a problem in video games which to some extent also exists in the rest of the tech industry. I won't get into the video game details here as...

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Thinking and Learning

Abstract Sequential or Concrete Random

For my application I was asked to complete a few questionnaires to identify my thinking and learning style. I completed this questionnaire to determine my Gregorc thinking style. Although some results were...

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Why is JavaScript popular?

This is not a question I had considered before so the first thing I do is to search the web. I came across several reasons which aren...

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Web Design and UI

An introduction

In this blog post I will look at three websites I frequently visit and share my view on their design and my individual user experience.

Polygon

What I remember most on my first introduction to Polygon is not the content of the article, but the way it was worded. It wasn't a quick copy of a buzzing news post, it was solid journalism written on possibly my favorite medium: Video Games. (Yes, that's two capitals right there.) What's more is that I started reading the comments and found them mostly respectful. I was amazed and that is when Polygon became my go-to site for video games.

It is a pleasure to be there, both for the content and the way it is presented. It's modern, it's responsive, professional and consistent. Along with articles which are entertaining, informative and sometimes have a unique take on the video game culture. It isn't afraid to speak up for diversity and I like that this conversation is happening.

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Welcome to the Kitchen

Shareef Bishay's fireside chat was a good video to watch to get a better idea of how Dev Bootcamp evolved. The questions were helpful and addressed very well by Shereef. The kitchen approach makes a lot of sense to me. Due to common culture training initially I noticed my indignation at the idea. "I paid for this so you should deliver to me." I recognize that's a very limiting mindset coming out of our current model of a monetary system. It may be pervasive, but doesn't mean it reflects how people work and learn together.

You get what you put in. Call it karma, call it logical, economical or divine, call it what you like. But this has been a truth in many, if not all experiences in life. Even if it doesn't always look like how I expect it to look.

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