Hi, I'm Jonathan 👋

A software engineer based in Seattle. I write about web technology and my dev journey.

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Hacktoberfest 2020 Recap Hacktoberfest is done and dusted and I wanted to do a quick recap on my experience. Reflecting on this month has helped me appreciate the hard work maintainers put into their projects. I've also found... Read More My first 3 months with Elixir I've been learning Elixir as a side project for the past few months. And I wanted to share my process and the rough learning plan I've been following. Before we dive in, I wanted to give some context... Read More Lessons from my first conference talk Elixir conference happened earlier this month, and like all conferences this year, it was virtual. I wanted to give a huge shoutout to the organizers! Even though it was a virtual conference, they wer... Read More 2020 blog refresh: the process and lessons learnt Welcome to my brand new website! I'm stoked that I can finally share it with people. I rushed a little towards the end to get it released. But I'm happy with how it all turned out. Along with a new de... Read More Excerpts with Eleventy I 100% struggled with getting excerpts in Eleventy (11ty). It seems so simple, but I couldn’t figure it out. I had two issues. Firstly, I got excerpts working using 11ty’s custom frontmatter data, unf... Read More Using Github and Notion to organise side projects A while ago I posted a question on dev.to asking how people stay motivated with their side projects. There’s a bunch of great tips on that thread so definitely go check that out! I shared how I stay m... Read More What brings me joy as a developer I've been thinking about joy lately. Which seems like a sad sentence to write. But I promise it's not that bad! It's more of a yearning for something new. I have all these questions in my head like, a... Read More
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