Author / Craig Allen

Blank screen on computer
/ January 12, 2018 / Comments Off on Learning React

Learning React

New Year, New Language! After recently finishing the Front End Web Development track, I was initially looking into learning Ruby next. However, I think React will be good to learn first (although I’m not sure I can explain why). In any case, I like the feeling of starting with a clean slate.

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/ January 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Right brain learning

Right brain learning

Fascinating talk about how we learn. Worth 20 minutes if you have the time. Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding […]

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Runners outside Citizen's Bank Park
/ January 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Phillies 5K 2018

Phillies 5K 2018

Just signed up for this race in March. I ran the first two Phillies 5Ks, so I’m looking forward to the comeback since I haven’t run in anything in over five years. Sign up here:¬† Race details: Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9 a.m

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/ December 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Front End Web Developer

Front End Web Developer

I have been making websites since I taught myself HTML during the summer of 1995 and have a degree in web design, but since front-end development is constantly changing I decided to go through this course earlier this year. It was challenging but rewarding, and if nothing else has helped build up my confidence that […]

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People always ask if you feel older on your birthday. My grandmother used to ask us if we felt a year older, to which I would always respond, “no.” This year, however, I would have answered differently. I am still not totally comfortable with the idea of “celebrating” my birthday or having people wish me […]

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