Our Children & Their Technological Lives

Check out these resources for families in our community that will empower us to embrace technology, build solid internet security habits and teach our children how to use technology to make the world a better place!


Development Work

 

Find me on Medium at @stacietaylorcima

 
 
 
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@WomenInTech Social Media Take-Over with Stacie Taylor-Cima

The @WomenInTech social media features a different woman in tech every weekday as a means of inspiring and motivating their followers. @WomenInTech kicked off their new segment #MamasInTech Monday with a take-over by Stacie Taylor-Cima. Check it out for a look into the life of a Product Manager who is learning to code while raising two small children. 

 
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Klipfolio API Helper: Adding a Little Efficiency to a Laborious Process

Klipfolio API Helper is a tool built by Stacie Taylor-Cima to create a bulk number of custom clients by interacting with the Klipfolio API. Read on to learn more about why the project was built and how it contributed to the completion of a very large project.

 
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Rails Active Storage: Serve your images over HTTPS

Battled Mixed Content errors on an image uploading feature I was building and my search terms lead me on a wild goose chase through #AWS docs. Turns out the solution: one line in the config file. Read more about my journey here!

 

New to Product Management? Here’s some advice from the pros.

 Here are the suggestions that 7 insightful Product Managers shared with me when they were asked: “What books/blogs/courses/etc would you recommend to help someone moving into a software product management role?”

 
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Test Pinch Zoom on your App from iPhone

Follow these instructions to view your dev environment on your iPhone.

 
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#MOMSCANCODE VIRTUAL SUMMIT 2018

HOW TO CHOOSE, LIVE AND CRUSH THE ONLINE BOOTCAMP w. STACIE TAYLOR-CIMA

Thinking about enrolling in an online coding bootcamp? Join Stacie in a discussion about life as a working mom enrolled in an online full stack development bootcamp. She will share her personal story, lend some advice for finding the perfect match and share tips on how to succeed. RECORDING COMING SOON! 

 
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Retrieve Messages, Respond to Messages, and Create New Messages by Interacting with Bloc’s API

This article will be most helpful for students attending Bloc’s Web Development Bootcamp, but can also provide some relevant information to those seeking to learn more about Ruby class vs module, Ruby Gem API clients, JSON gem, and HTTParty gem.

 
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Building Kele API Client | Retrieve Roadmap & Checkpoint Data

This article will be most helpful for students attending Bloc’s Web Development Bootcamp, but can also provide some relevant information to those seeking to learn more about Ruby class vs module, Ruby Gem API clients, JSON gem, and HTTParty gem.

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Building Kele API Client | Retrieve Mentor Availability

This article will be most helpful for students attending Bloc’s Web Development Bootcamp, but can also provide some relevant information to those seeking to learn more about Ruby Gem API clients and JSON gem, and HTTParty gem. We walk through how to build a method that will pass an authorization token and request the mentor's availability from Bloc's API, then loop through all of the data to collect all the available time slots. 

 
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Retrieve User Data from Bloc.io’s API

This article will be most helpful for students attending Bloc’s Web Development Bootcamp, but can also provide insight for coding students who are working with RubyGems, JSON gem, and HTTParty gem.

 
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Initialize and Authorize API Client

This article will be most helpful for students attending Bloc’s Web Development Bootcamp, but can also provide insight for coding students who are building API client RubyGems. 

 
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Understanding the Kele API Client Built at Bloc

This article will be most helpful for students attending Bloc’s Web Development Bootcamp, but can also provide some relevant information to those seeking to learn more about Ruby Gem API clients and JSON Web Tokens.

 
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Implement User Authorization with Pundit (Rails)

You've got your user roles built into your database, now let's implement the ability to allow/restrict certain functionalities to specific users - or, in other words,  authorization! In this article I will be introducing you to Pundit — a Ruby gem that allows us to build a simple, robust and scaleable authorization system in our app.

 
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USE ENUM TO REPRESENT USER ROLES IN YOUR DATABASE

If you are building a Rails app that has users, chances are you’re going to want to assign users different roles so that you can allow/restrict access to different functions (authorization). Learn how to do this with the Ruby Enum class!

 
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AUTHENTICATE USERS WITH CONFIRMATION EMAILS USING DEVISE & SENDGRID

Building a Rails app with users? Take a look at how you can authenticate users with confirmation emails utilizing the following tools: Devise, ActionMailer, SendGrid, and Figaro. 

 
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Git: Are you an over-committer? Squash those commits!

Do you have a branch with way too many commits? This could lead to a really messy commit history and could potentially ruffle the feathers of your teammates. Learn how to use Git to squash all of those commits into one (or a few) detailed commit, leaving your remote repo's nice and tidy!

 
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JAVASCRIPT VARIABLE DECLARATIONS FOR CODING NEWBIES

Throughout my journey to learn development, I’ve found online forums to be extremely helpful! However, many of the contributors are very experienced and write using language that is difficult for a beginner to comprehend. In this post, I've detailed some use cases of JavaScript variable declarations in the words of a fellow newbie!

 
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STUDY HACKS: TIPS FOR CODING NEWBIES

Learning anything new can seem a bit overwhelming - especially when your subject is as vast, ever-changing, and dynamic as the great world of software development Throughout my experience with learning to code, I’ve been able to pinpoint a few study techniques in which I benefited and was able to gain a deeper, lasting understanding of what I learned.