Data visualization is a can of awesome because besides displaying raw datasets, it also maps 1) the relationship between data points (making it easy to spot trends, outliers) and 2) focuses us on thinking about those relationships and drawing meaningful conclusions. 3) they are pretty.
I made this competitive landscape infographic for internal use at a startup -- no one asked, but I thought a diagram would convey the data better than its .doc predecessor.
Every visual creative work is a manifestation of the character of the designer. It is a reflection of his knowledge, his ability, and his mentality.
Grid Systems in Graphic Designs
Mentorbuddies is a platform facilitating local, lifelong mentorships. Mentors and mentees sign up to list their experience/needed experience, view availabilities, and request a coffee chat/contact people in their industry.
Mentorbuddies won 3rd at Lincoln Lab's Education Hackathon
Causes I like to work on: education, and things that make people happy.
At 20, I browsed tons of Mac-centric tech/startup job listings and figured it was time to get my first Mac. I needed to learn the OS and the scenario of leaning over to my potential coworker and saying "hey uh, how do i uninstall this app?" was a real fear.
www.willworkforamac.com was then born: part fundraiser for my first ever Macbook, part marketing experiment, and part test of if my summer of self-taught HTML/CSS was good enough to hack together my first website.
Lots of trial & erroring in code, a launch on HN and 18 project requests later, my fingers fly over the trackpad like Amazon drones on the release day of iThing46 in 2015. There were a lot of takeaways, and my favorite was getting real feedback and connecting with real people on something I built.
Just f*ing do it.
Someone who probably built a lot of stuff
Learning things and being capable of more things and helping people with things in more capacities--it's a lifelong journey!
Establishing weekend projects has been pretty effective for getting better at stuff. I got my feet wet with Bootstrap and Bourbon/Neat frameworks by diving into the docs, hands dirty, over 24-48 hr hackathons. Outside of tech I want to pick up fitness and nutrition. Maybe hemming at some point, because pants are always too long when you are too short.