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Amberley Romo

Words by Amberley Romo, albeit irregularly.

The cultural push to hire junior software developers

March 17, 2019

A friend chatted me recently, with an interesting question. What is behind the rise of the “hire junior engineers” push that is going on…

The Road So Far IV

March 12, 2019

Well. This is late. The year has already gotten away from me 😅. I’m going to opt to consider that a great thing! 2018 review Gatsby I…

My evolving relationship with my sister with Angelman syndrome

March 30, 2018

[This post was originally written for and published on The Arc’s blog on March 19, 2018 for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month…

A Browser-Based, Open Source Tool for Alternative Communication

March 17, 2018

We recently had the opportunity to share on CSS-Tricks about Cboard! Check it out to learn more about how the open-source ecosystem and…

Getting Started with Gatsby and WordPress

January 18, 2018

Cross-posted to the Gatsby blog on January 22, 2018. Earlier this week I began rebuilding my blog using GatsbyJS + WordPress. As I…

The Road So Far III

January 17, 2018

Exactly a year ago I posted The Road So Far Pt II. I now have two full years under my belt since undertaking this career pivot. I’m still…

The Road So Far II

January 17, 2017

Almost exactly a year ago, I first started writing about my pivot to working full-time as a web developer. tldr; after dancing around the…

The Road So Far

January 10, 2016

I’m currently enrolled in the 30th cohort of MakerSquare , in Austin, Texas. MakerSquare is a three-month full-time career accelerator for…

The Perks (+ Downsides) of Being a Generalist

February 01, 2015

On the one hand, I take pride in my being a generalist. My interests are too many and too varied to possibly limit myself to only a few…