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If you are new to React Native or coming back to it after having been away for a while, this five or so minute read will likely save you a couple days of agony. The promises React Native offers are great but when the “Getting Started” didn’t actually get me anywhere I had to investigate. I hope to save you from that pain and keep you from giving up entirely on React Native.

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When we were all ordered to shelter in place back in March, I thought that I would have plenty of extra time on my hands. My commute time was down to zero, social gatherings are canceled and I can work from the comfort of my home and set my own schedule. In theory, extended work from home sounds like an introvert’s dream, right? So why did I feel less productive, less motivated, and also have less free time?

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The Good Bits Book: Leadership Strategy and TacticsAuthor: Jocko Willink “You can never rest on what you have accomplished in the past, you always need to improve for today”. Jocko Willink Leadership has been more of interest to me as of late so I have read a number of books on the subject.  Leadership is…

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Featured Employee Robert Waddell is the Sr. Mechanical Engineer at Lab651 and will be celebrating his 3-year work anniversary this month. Robert brings ingenuity and creativity to all of his work, and we are lucky to have him. Get to know Robert 1 / What game or movie universe would you most like to live…

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AWS Certification Amazon Web Services have become a ubiquitous part of today’s technology landscape.  I’ve worked with bits and pieces of their platform on an ad hoc basis in the past, but I never studied it in depth or looked into certification.  It’s been many years since I’ve worked in a DevOps role, but cloud…

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Working from home

Office culture as we know it is quickly shifting. In recent news, large tech companies such as Twitter and Facebook have announced WFH options for employees through the end of the year as well as permanent options for some employees. As we adjust to this new way of working, there may be some inevitable struggles…

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#30DaysofLearning

I was listening to an audiobook a few months back and a line jumped out at me that made me stop what I was doing and take a moment to reflect. The author said, “Magic happens in 30 days”. Huh… It occurred to me then and there that based on this simple statement, we could create…

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Tensorflow Certification

For my #30DaysofLearning initiative, I chose to take the 4-part specialization in Tensorflow offered through Coursera. It covers Dense Neural Networks, Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, and their applications to processing images, natural language, and time-series data. As part of the segment on natural language processing, we go through an example of how to…

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