fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

Category - Programming

May 20, 2020

Tech Conferences in the Time of Cholera

For folks like me who often have a pretty full schedule of tech conferences, the lack of them on the calendar right now is a particularly weird-feeling aspect of the...

April 5, 2020

How Playing Notpron In 2005 Helped My Programming Career In 2017

Do you remember Notpron? I certainly do, although I distinctly remember it being called notpr0n—which I suspect is more a remnant of online culture in the late 2000s when it was originally...

January 23, 2020

Capturing the Flag: at CodeMash & Beyond!

A few weeks ago, I attended CodeMash 2020 and it was as big and exciting as ever! I got to see all my friends, I built my own IoT badge,...

December 22, 2017

Magazine Articles, Star Wars Reviews & More!

Hi friends! I haven’t posted a new article on this blog in a while, but not because I haven’t been active lately, so I wanted to share some of the...

August 23, 2017

The magic behind the curtain — adding multiple orgs to Agrilyst

Often, making a change to an application can look pretty straightforward from the outside. Without understanding the underlying structure of the application, it can be hard to realize how much...

July 1, 2017

Conf Report: MongoDB World 2017

Attending MongoDB World in Chicago last week was a series of firsts for me. It was the first time I was specifically sought out and invited to attend a conference...

May 16, 2017

Conf Report: Railsconf 2017

When I first decided I wanted to try being a conference speaker, Railsconf was my goal conference. When I found out I got accepted to Railsconf my first year as...

September 16, 2016

Gem of the Week: Figaro

So let’s say you’ve already got your app up and running with whatever service you need and a fancy gem to help you integrate it, like Stripe or Twilio. Great!...

September 9, 2016

Gem of the Week: twilio-ruby

Ever had an app that needs to communicate with people in more ways than just shooting them an email? How about an app that can send text alerts or even...

September 2, 2016

Gem of the Week: will_paginate

Breaking out long lists into multiple pages that a user can click through is something that nearly every application can benefit from and it’s something that every programmer will have...

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