An Open Letter to Those Affected by ITT Tech’s Shutdown

ITT Technical Institute’s permanent shutdown will have deep ripple effects across hundreds of thousands of students who have committed huge amounts of money and time to a promise of a better future. This doesn’t even include the 35,000 students who were slated to begin classes this month,1 nor the countless prospective students who had their…

Marco Morawec

How I Would Build A Better Pokemon Go

Over the past couple months, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about Pokemon Go. In the past 55 days, it’s gone from a pre-launch to a peak of 45 million daily active users (usually abbreviated DAU). The mobile game has now stabilized at around 30 million DAU [source]. If you haven’t played it, it’s…

Ken Mazaika

Why is JavaScript so hard to learn?

When you set out to learn JavaScript, you might start asking yourself a lot of questions.  Questions like: Why is this so hard?   Am I the only one to think this is confusing?   Will I ever actually enjoy writing programs in JavaScript? Most programming languages are like the board game Othello. They take…

Ken Mazaika

The 14 Things You Should Never Do While Learning To Code

There are a handful of extremely common mistakes that you should never do while learning to code. These pitfalls can make it incredibly difficult to gain momentum early in the process. So if you’re just starting out, remember that these common missteps.  1. Endlessly research technologies without spending time actually writing code. Starting out is super intimidating. What if…

Ken Mazaika