a personal blog for Jamey Alea

Category - Programming

July 6, 2023

Conf Report: DevConf Cape Town & Pretoria

This past May, I was absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to travel to South Africa for the first time to speak at DevConf! DevConf is a conference that I’ve...

January 5, 2022

Conf Report: DevOpsDays Buffalo & RubyConf 2021

Oh my gosh! In-person conferences! They’re starting to happen again! (With some stipulations, of course.) I was able to ease back in a bit because the first tech event I...

December 21, 2020

Conf Report: Rubyconf 2020

This is my first individual conference wrap-up post in a while, but after Rubyconf 2020, I felt compelled to write about it. I’ve attended quite a few virtual conferences since...

December 3, 2020

Gem of the Week: axe-core-gems

There are a few reasons why it may not be quite accurate to call axe-core-gems the gem of the week. Well, first, because this is the first “gem of the...

May 20, 2020

Tech Conferences in the Time of Cholera

For folks like me who often have a pretty full schedule of tech conferences, the lack of them on the calendar right now is a particularly weird-feeling aspect of the...

April 5, 2020

How Playing Notpron In 2005 Helped My Programming Career In 2017

Do you remember Notpron? I certainly do, although I distinctly remember it being called notpr0n—which I suspect is more a remnant of online culture in the late 2000s when it was originally...

January 23, 2020

Capturing the Flag: at CodeMash & Beyond!

A few weeks ago, I attended CodeMash 2020 and it was as big and exciting as ever! I got to see all my friends, I built my own IoT badge,...

December 22, 2017

Magazine Articles, Star Wars Reviews & More!

Hi friends! I haven’t posted a new article on this blog in a while, but not because I haven’t been active lately, so I wanted to share some of the...

August 23, 2017

The magic behind the curtain — adding multiple orgs to Agrilyst

Often, making a change to an application can look pretty straightforward from the outside. Without understanding the underlying structure of the application, it can be hard to realize how much...

July 1, 2017

Conf Report: MongoDB World 2017

Attending MongoDB World in Chicago last week was a series of firsts for me. It was the first time I was specifically sought out and invited to attend a conference...

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