Accessibility in Interview Processes

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If you don't know me that well, you may not know that last year I was diagnosed with c-PTSD. I'd like to share experiences from my recent job search that stood out for me, both in terms of accessibility wins and losses. ...

So You Want to Build a PC: Introduction

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One of the most common comments I get (especially on Twitter) is "help! I want to build a PC but I have no idea where to start!" My original thought was to do one post documenting the build process, but I believe that more value will be had if I break the post into a series of posts. This way, I can go over more things in much more detail. So, that said, I will start to post individual articles under the title "So You Want to Build a PC" or SYWTBAPC for short. Let's get started!The first thing you want to consider when planning a PC build is your use case. Do you want a high-end gaming PC, smooth VR experiences, quick compile times, or heavy rendering capabilities? I tend to build high-end gaming PCs, so the majority of the discussion in my posts will be around gaming ...

Side Project: Water Cooling My PC

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Introduction I built my first desktop computer as a teenager when I started to become interested in PC gaming. Since then, I've done multiple iterations and upgrades until I finally arrived at a place where I was comfortable enough to water cool my computer. Water cooling is often done by hobbyists as a way to reduce temperatures and noise, and to enable overclocking hardware components while maintaining good temperatures. Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert on water cooling. If you plan to water cool a PC, this guide is mainly to serve as an introduction to the process and to chronicle my own journey water cooling my PC. It is not comprehensive by any means. Part List Item Type Link Motherboard ASUS Strix Z370-E http://a.co/5Dq88Cr Processor Intel i7-8700K http://a.co/fZD5R7U Graphics Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition http://a. ...

Nevertheless, she coded

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dev.to has started doing a #shecoded compilation every year, and the following is my submission for this year. I began to code because... To be honest, I began to code because I needed a stable job and a stable income. I knew that if I was going to go into debt to go to school, it needed to be something that would actually pay my bills afterwards. What I never expected was that I would completely fall in love with coding. As I mentioned in my last year's #shecoded post, I chose Computer Science as my major after attending a SWE event at the University of Central Florida where I got to code some routines for a little robot. It made me so excited and so happy in a way nothing else in STEM had before. I still feel so grateful every day to have a job that makes ...

Getting Started & Giving Credit

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Introduction At this point, you've probably read enough for me to skip another basic introduction. The main purpose for getting this site together is to encourage myself to continuously learn and to document that learning. My hope is that by documenting my learning I'll retain more and be more consistent in learning new things. Setup When setting up this site, I used DigitalOcean for hosting and I chose Ghost to power this blog. At first, I attempted to use WordPress because I'm slightly more familiar with it. In the end, I wiped the DigitalOcean droplet and installed Ghost instead. I don't really need a lot of the extra functionality of WordPress, and it just felt clunky when I set it up. So, I started over and I'm very pleased with Ghost as a platform so far! Credit I chose to use and customize an already existing theme in order to ...