Between the Burgh & Brooklyn
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It's been a while...
Hello! It's been a long time since I last published a blog post here. 2022 was an interesting year for me. A few of the highlights include:
Moving back to my hometown in Pittsburgh, PA
Helping bring in new contributors for Codecademy Docs
- Hacktoberfest 2022 was a blast!
So far this year, in 2023, I have already accomplished a few things:
I left my job at Codecademy to pursue contract work
- I'm still writing curriculum content, though!
I traveled to/worked in Brooklyn, NY for the very first time.
Wait, you left Codecademy?!
Yup! But I didn't "leave" in the coldest sense of the word. I left amicably and everyone from my former team was super supportive of my decision. Part of the reason that I left was that I ultimately wanted a change of pace and scenery. I'm the kind of person that longs for a new challenge after a while.
Looking back on Docs
After working (mostly) on this for over 18 months, it became clear to me that Docs was emerging as an important component of the free-tier experience at Codecademy. As of today:
There are well over 1,000 Docs entries covering a plethora of topics, concepts, and terms.
There are over 1,100 forks of the GitHub repository, as well as 280+ stars. ⭐
As a former maintainer of Docs, I couldn't be more proud of the work that my team and I put in to make Docs what it is today.
What to expect for 2023...
While I'm not yet at liberty to go into detail about my contract work, what I can say about it is this:
I'm still going to be writing content within the EdTech space.
Part of my work involves an occasional visit to Brooklyn, NY. 🏙️🗽
- The commute will be monthly and arduous, but worth it!
Renewed digital presence w/ a blog focus
This year, I want to get back into writing, especially about technical content. However, I'd like to include the following in my digital presence:
More engagement on platforms like Twitter and Discord
A monthly "check-in" post about what I've been up to, how I'm feeling, and what I hope to tackle/accomplish next
Blogs will be more about what I'm learning and how I'm practicing new skills
- Aiming to publish once per week
Can't wait to get to writing and coding!