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You cannot learn without trying

Published: February 13, 2017 20:46

Understanding the importance of lifelong learning is essential for a successful life.

Probably you caught yourself thinking about the newest cool app that somebody made, thinking how they did it? And how it actually works? Maybe you realized it involves programming, but then again, isn't that something for men only? You barely know any female programmers. Then, stubborn as you...

FOSDEM 2017 - Another great experience

Published: February 06, 2017 21:09

Yet another year at FOSDEM that does not dissapoint. An amazing diverse group of people, with great speakers and even better talks. Inspiring and motivating!

#### FOSDEM, Brussels, Belgium It has been 4 years. 4 years working in the Netherlands, 4 years since I first time heard about FOSDEM and 4 years that I had a chance to be there among that amazing crowd. If there are still people that never heard about FOSEDM - keep on reading! FOSDEM is a...

Entry level Ruby on Rails developer

Published: April 25, 2016 05:28

You tried Rails and you love it but pure love does not pay the bills, so you want to find an RoR entry level job. What should you know?

So you participated on one of those Rails Girls events in your city, or you ended up learning web development at one of most known web sites like [Codeshool]( or [CodeAcademy]( (which are by the way great) but in any case, you are not sure...

Using devise with multiple models

Published: April 14, 2016 19:31

Different devise models can be a good idea if they have very little or none in common. Extending and overriding is simple but respect basic rules.

While building an admin section for the web application you might consider introducing devise for both frontend and backend users but then - separate. That would be desired way in case your user and admins have very little or none in common. Before choosing this approach make sure you...

Hack The Brain - Focus Guard

Published: June 29, 2015 20:48

Together with Thijs Zumbrink, Rik van Duijn , Thomas Bohlken and Mik Langhout I decided to accept the challenge and to develop a Focus Guard! It is an Android application that blocks all the incoming calls and messages on your phone if you are in your high concentration mode, it is like controlling the phone with your brain. For real! Let's go through the problem and the solution itself so you have better idea what our team, the Guardians of the Focus, did.

The weekend from 5th till 7th of June, 2015 was reserved for the **Hack The Brain** event hosted at De Waag; a three days long hackathon and public event. The goal was to challenge scientists, developers, and education professionals to explore and find new ways to improve learning processes in...