Why I teach the next generation how to code

Posted on Monday, 12th June 2017

My name is Rachel. I code for a living. Every Tuesday afternoon, after school, I teach tomorrow’s future engineers how to code.

This is why …

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I know what I know

Posted on Saturday, 22nd April 2017

“There’s no shame in admitting what you don’t know. The only shame is pretending you know all the answers.”

Apparently the above quote is by Neil deGrasse Tyson. I don’t know. I only have Google to verify that claim.

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A day in the life: web systems programmer

Posted on Friday, 20th January 2017


My job comes with many titles: analyst programmer, computer programmer, web developer, web systems developer, software developer – you name it. But the 411 of my job is this: I analyse business/organisational requirements, then use code to build web systems software to fulfil those requirements.

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The General and Me

Posted on Friday, 30th December 2016

Trigger warning: illness 

We lost Carrie Fisher: actress, activist, mental health advocate and all-round awesome human being. Her loved ones can take solace in the fact that she has left one hell of a legacy in this world.

She most certainly left one on me.

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Introducing: The Perfect Rectangle

Posted on Wednesday, 12th October 2016

The Perfect Rectangle is an online mobile-compatible application that calculates the dimensions of a rectangle, whose sides are in the Golden Ratio.

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