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Amberley Romo

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3 concrete ways to handle impostor syndrome every day

June 13, 2019

Yesterday I had the pleasure of chatting with Dustin Myers for a video he's doing on impostor syndrome. He asked me to share some ways I…

Reflecting on code bootcamp, three years later

May 22, 2019

There have been only two times in my life that I've kept a consistent blog. The first was my study abroad experience in China. The second…

How to tweet with accessibility in mind

May 21, 2019

Curating some go-to tips for myself for tweeting with accessibility in mind. I hope others find this helpful. Not already familiar with…

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…

MakerSquare Week 12: The Transition

April 02, 2016

I write this week’s post with mixed emotions, as yesterday marked the last day for the MKS30 cohort. For those like myself staying on for…

MakerSquare Week 11: Thesis, Concluded

March 28, 2016

Week 11 saw the conclusion of our thesis projects. Our project idea centered around solving the problem of scattered personal health…

MakerSquare Week 10: Is This Real Life?

March 21, 2016

Great piece of news — I’ll be staying on at MakerSquare at the end of my cohort as a Fellow! I’m very excited, but I can’t believe at how…

MakerSquare Week 9: Thesis, cont’d

March 16, 2016

Moving out of week 9, we continue to grind away on our thesis projects… Late reads: The Ins and Outs of Token Authentication Authenticate a…

MakerSquare Week 8: Back to Back-End

March 07, 2016

Last week, we began work on our final project of the program — a three week long thesis project. Our team convened and quickly began…

MakerSquare Week 7: Projectland

February 29, 2016

In the two weeks since I last wrote, we have completed two projects. These projects, unlike our first project, were team-based, both…

MakerSquare Week 6: Halfway Through

February 14, 2016

Last week was our final week as the junior cohort. It was an exceptionally busy week, with significantly different structure and focus than…

MakerSquare Week 5: Onto Projects

February 07, 2016

Another whirlwind week at MakerSquare comes to a close. Beginning next week, we move fully into project mode — we’ve spent all day every day…

MakerSquare Week 4: Mental Fog

February 01, 2016

With the close of week 4, we have now been immersed in MakerSquare ATX for a month. Last week was a blur, diving in to the server side, and…

MakerSquare Week 3: Enter APIs

January 24, 2016

It’s difficult to believe that the ending of this week means that we are a quarter of the way through MakerSquare. So far my approach of…

MakerSquare Week 2: Blur

January 17, 2016

It’s becoming quite apparent that although I’m totally wiped, this experience is going to be over far too quickly. I can’t believe that two…

MakerSquare Week 1: Lots

January 10, 2016

Week 1 is in the books, and most of us can hardly believe it. By "us" I mean my MKS30 (MakerSquare cohort #30) brethren. On the one hand it…

The Road So Far

January 09, 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…