My three guiding principles of IT middle management

February 18, 2019

The beginning of the year means performance evaluations at my workplace. I gladly welcome them as I enjoy having open conversation and feedback about my contribution to the company.

One thing I’ve newly experienced was having to conduct my own evaluation! While there’s usually a small portion of the process to throw in a comment or two about your own performance, I’ve never experienced the insight of holistically evaluating myself for someone else. As the time nears for me to conduct this annual self-eval, I reflected on my role and summed up three main tenets I subscribe to being in IT middle management: Continue Reading

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Event planning: Guam Hacktoberfest 2018

October 15, 2018

Hacktoberfest is here, and Code Fountain Institute has brought it to Guam!

I meant to write this post before we hosted Guam’s first ever Hacktoberfest event, but alas, here we are, the Monday after it went down. The planning was slightly stressful and it was definitely last minute, but boy, it was worth every single wink of sleep that was lost, all the lunch breaks we sacrificed, the few days off we took from work, gym days skipped (ok, now I’m exaggerating on that last one 😛). I’m writing this post to reflect on the planning and coordination, remind myself in the future of how things should be prepped, and to serve as helpful advice to any of my readers aspiring to host their own event! Continue Reading

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My first pull request and other programming progress

August 27, 2018

As I’ve always said but never done, I wanted to explore into programming but have only casually skimmed its concepts and did a lot of copying/pasting to get work done. However, with the help of Chovin, I’ve been delving into programming more than I ever have before.

It first started with my joining of freeCodeCampGuam and enrolling in CS50, the popular Harvard course on intro to computer science. Continue Reading