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4 Ways to Keep Your Team on Task

I’m going on my second week working at a Punchmark, a small web development company. It’s clear that this team knows how to get s*** done. Here are four ways…

The Most Important Thing Punchmark Does

It’s easy to say that the most important thing that Punchmark does is build websites, but I’m not convinced. Punchmark sells website packages and services to jewelers. They engineered a…

3 Potential Road-Blocks to My Daily Success

description: Earlier this week, I identified my learning objectives and goals for this summer internship. After a few days of work with these objectives and goals in mind, I’ve identified…

3 Personal Daily Goals

Something to Show Preferably, I’d like to be able to point to something specific at the end of each day and be able to say, “You see that? I made…

3 BIG Things I’m Learning

Full-Stack Development I want to have some experience working on every part of the software/web production cycle. Currently, I know front-end the best. I go in with very little experience…

Downsizing: Focusing on the Important Things

Minimalism turns a lot of heads and inspires instant judgment. I’ve always been thoughtful with my purchases. But I’ve not been so conservative with the things that I choose to…

4 Lessons from a K-12 Robotic Competition

The buzzing of Lego NXTs servos. Dozens of nervously excited kids hovering around the robot arena with their robot creation moving Lego models, flipping intricate switches, and sometimes just ramming…

Communication and Me

I have never considered communication to be my strong suit. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite. I grew up as an only child in rural/backwoods North Carolina. I didn’t…

Stereotype Threat

An interview with Claude Steele, a researcher well known for his work on stereotype threat. Question What does this notion of stereotype threat make you think about in your own…