I'm a backpack connoisseur and all around techie. I like to code, automate things, build physical things, and study security. Outside of that I play video games, watch reality tv, or read.
Closing Backpack Media
Public announcement about what's next for Backpack Media.
Final ConsenSys Thoughts
Note: This was written months ago and has been sitting in drafts. See the editor's note at the bottom to know why. The Consensys academy has come to an end. I really pushed it to the last minute with my project (normal me), but it has been turned in and
Small Cool Tool - Python Diagrams
My experience with the Python Diagrams package
So look it's been awhile. I've been here building and such, but life has been crazy. I'm going to briefly highlight some things I'm working on for the next 6months. I would also like to make post like this more regular, so I'll look into fitting that in by January.
Building a Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile App
A reflection on my experience using kotlin multiplatform mobile.
How the iPad is changing my mobile app workflow
This might be the longest title I've written in years. Anyway I want to talk about how I've been using an iPad in workflow and how much it helps. I want to point out before we start that the type of iPad doesn't matter BUT I personally enjoy the apple
Working with ECS
My experience working with ECS and some tips.
Small Mac Mini M1 Review
TLDR background: My macbook pro finally stopped building apps. As resistant as I was it was time to upgrade since I'm actively working on 2 projects. Now that the background is out the way I want to tell you my thoughts so far. Initially my thing was "this is only
Nested Navigation in Jetpack Compose
My explanation and breakdown on how to use Jetpack Compose Nested Navigation Graphs.
Google Play Store Listing Cert
This will be a pretty short post about my thought on this certification. I got the certification just because it was free and I wanted to see if it was something I'd suggest for others. Per usual this isn't something I'll classify as needed. If you are hiring developers or
My Thoughts on Web3
My thoughts on learning in the web3 space.
Getting NFTs for Weekend Projects
I haven't given you all a Bootcamp update and I'll address that in this post. This past week I did two build space [https://buildspace.so/] projects(one of the NFts are on this post). I've been hearing about it from one of my groups and it's very much my
1st Week in DevOps
TLDR: The first week wasn't much work but I learned a few things: take notes, take all the meetings, and read everything. I'm not new to starting new jobs, but I am new to not being a developer at work. Outside of my first job after college I have always
Blockchain Bootcamp: Chapter 1
Talking about my experience with Chapter one of Consensys' blockchain bootcamp.
I Joined a Blockchain Bootcamp
Why I joined ConsenSys' blockchain bootcamp and how I plan to use my new skills.
Hi all. This isn't really an important post. I'll be doing some work on the backend here so I can't guarantee the server will stay up in the next 24hrs. Just wanted to give you all a heads up.
My First Cloud Engineer Interview
TLDR: The position was waay above my knowledge level and I knew it 5mins in. Thankfully the interviewer stopped us 15mins in as he realized the same. I feel like most people don't write about this interview experiences, but I wanted to talk about mine. It's no secret I want
Jetpack Compose v SwiftUI
On my previous post I mentioned how I wanted to see if I could copy and paste code between Jetpack Compose and SwiftUI. This is the results of that experiment. I made a simple 2 screen app that has buttons going back and forth. I'll show you screen shots and
My Thoughts on Jetpack Compose
So yesterday I decided to jump in and make a Jetpack Compose (JC) app. I've been on this "sunset Flutter" movement and I'm going to prove my point in a few moments. To get started I'd like to say that recently I've also been studying swift ui (SUI) and was
What is my goal?
This is a question I've been asking myself a lot lately. Why? I feel like it's pretty hard to combine my interest of devops, security, and mobile. It's not like it's impossible but I always feel like I'm choosing. On the other hand we have the fact that I should
Building in Public
I've been reading a lot of things lately from mobile to blockchain. A thing that has stood out to me is the notion of building in public. It's like OSS (open source software) but it's not. It very interesting that this is more common place now. I remember when people
Android Room Migrations
Talking about my experience with Room db migrations
Android Studios Database Inspector
Talking about my favorite "new" updates to Android Studios
This is New
In the past year I've had 3 mobile jobs. Things happen and to be honest I don't want to think about it. I'm writing this because my new gig is something I've never experienced before. This is a "new" team with year of experience but we are building with long
I don't think I've really talked about this on here but I started Backpack Media back in 2017. We are small for now but I want to make a big effort to have known agency making 6figs in the next 2 years. That means I have to put in extra
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