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Behind the Scenes: My Blog

August 28, 2018 - Estimated 3 minute read

I developed corporate programmer using a Ruby-based static-site generator called Jekyll. It transforms Markdown, Liquid, HTML and CSS to a static website so that no is database required. While I was planning to leave the corporate world, I started r…

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June 26, 2018 - Estimated 1 minute read

I've been very quite. A year's worth of quiet to be exact. I'm sorry. I'm still here. I still plan on blogging, just a little differently now and maybe shorter posts. Writing is hard. Saying goodbye is harder. Writing to say goodbye, for me, is down…

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How I got my article published

August 13, 2016 - Estimated 4 minute read

I am proud to announce that my article got published on A List Apart giving me the chance to share my career experiences with the community. My article — "Finding Opportunities in the Mistakes We Make" got published on A List Apart on 2 August 2016.…

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How I got my article published

What it means to be an expert

June 22, 2016 - Estimated 2 minute read

Accelerate your learning by sharing what you learn with others while you are learning it. Experts aren't people who know absolutely everything in their field of expertise. Take GPs for example, they provide educated guesses based on textbook learnin…

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What it means to be an expert

Branding your identity

June 6, 2016 - Estimated 5 minute read

It's important to know that having an engaging community presence is far more beneficial than experience alone. Think how the web has evolved. There are so many technologies that it is impossible to know everything. Yet recruiting is largely based o…

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Branding your identity

Escaping the social comfort zone

May 23, 2016 - Estimated 3 minute read

"I think that we grow when we are outside our comfort zone. If it's not breaking you down, it's not building you up." quoted by Scott Hanselman The comfort zone. What a wonderful place. It's so safe to be in. You're familiar with the surroundings, i…

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Escaping the social comfort zone

You don't have to be a number

April 28, 2016 - Estimated 3 minute read

Do you feel like a number? Making a name for yourself in the software development community helps build street cred in the corporate world. When you join the corporate world, you become a number. At least, that is what I heard - and believed. The ga…

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Welcome to my blog

April 1, 2016 - Estimated 1 minute read

My name is Clarice Bouwer. I have been a professional software developer since 2006 and I still feel like I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. Regardless, I learn some pretty cool stuff that I want to remember so I jot it down here and have th…

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