A Shared Procedure for Communication and Engineering

If you work in a tech-related field, perhaps you’ve witnessed the following scenario play out in a meeting: People talking past one another for several minutes before realizing they’re actually discussing completely different — and sometimes exactly the same things; Words being chosen and promptly discarded, only to be redefined and chosen again; Tempers flaring …

On Codecademy

A number of recent articles in tech journalism have referenced the popularity of Codecademy; I’d like to kindly remind audiences that what is popular is not necessarily good. There are a number of questions that, as both an educator and as a student, I feel Codecademy must address before it can become a tool worthy …

FizzBuzz

As you probably already know, FizzBuzz is frequently used as a test to illustrate a minimum level of programming comprehension. The program was also Codecademy’s first challenge for Code Year, which seems odd given that I was able to complete the challenge – but I’m not so sure it illustrates adequacy. The Code Code comments …