RailsConf 2017

I had the privilege of attending RailsConf this April in sunny Phoenix, AZ. This was my third time attending the conference, my first since 2010 and 2011 when it was held back-to-back in Baltimore, MD.

Calendar Generation with Sparse Data

At work, our drivers interact with a calendar interface via the mobile app, that represents days of the week in 30 minute blocks. We generate 2 weeks of calendar days at once and personalize the data to the driver. The...

This Week in Rails

“This Week in Rails” is a weekly newsletter, started by Godfrey Chan, that covers a week’s worth of interesting changes to the Ruby on Rails framework.

Use a Password Manager

Password managers have been around for a while, but I’ve been skeptical about using them and was turned off to the recurring billing model (more on that later).

5 Great Apps for OS X

These are 5 great OS X apps I use almost every day. Give them a shot. If you find they are useful for you, send the app developers a “thank you” and consider giving them a donation!

Filling out PDF forms with PDFtk

At work we collect IRS W9 forms from our independent contractor partners each year. This year we wanted to automate the process of collecting the information, by allowing the contractors to supply their information through their existing app.