About

About

My name is Vincent Tang. I do marketing and sales for a small company specializing in industrial equipment. In my freetime, I spend my time doing fullstack development, building tools I find useful, and studying computer science.

I use this website to share things I learn. These topics are the following:

  • How I set up [______] software to GTD (Get Things Done)
  • Reflecting on things learned from work/side projects
  • Documentaries
  • War stories / trial-by-fire lessons

I believe it is important to blog about something. It doesn’t really matter what the topic is. Writing these posts captures a state of mind that you can later revisit. It helps cement things you’ve learned and helps you show a sense of progress.

What I am up to now – edited 9/28/18

What I am learning now

  • MERN Stack Development By Brad Traversy 9/12/18
  • React Development by Andrew Mead- 7/7/18 
  • Ruby on Rails Development by Jordan Hudgens – 9/2/18
  • Python Backend Development 7/7/18 
  • NAND2tetris – July 7 2018 (on hold)
  • Algorithms Sedgewick – started July 7th 2018 (on hold)

What I am physically building now

  • Developing a full e-commerce site for work – started April,17 2018, (not deployed yet) frontend design/ project management / backend data strategy
  • Building the notetaking app I want– started July 7 2018, ideas on paper/UX wireframing done

What I am trying to improve on last edited April 17, 2018

  • Consistent writing overtime
  • Losing weight so I can bulk up later

Things on a slow ongoing basis

What I’m learning slowly last edited April,17 2018

  • Discrete math and Linear Algebra
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Occassional Freecodecamp / DailyProgrammer Challenges
  • Design patterns and clean code conventions

Publications

I publish articles elsewhere on occasion.

Around The Web

  • Github – Most of my repos are private, but I star things I find interesting
  • Twitter – Random thoughts and occasional spam
  • Stackoverflow – Where I post all my dumb questions and answers to things I couldn’t find
  • Codepen – Frontend components I make for projects I need (most are private)
  • MDN Design Documentation – I wrote part of the MDN documentation for things like ternary operator and search methods
  • Alternativeto.net – Top 3% contributor for alternative software, I put all my notes about different software I have ever tried here
  • Hackernews – To stay up to date on all things tech related
  • Freecodecamp Forums – Solutionsets to problems in the curriculum
  • Airtable Forums – I write about workflows related to business processes, macros, and excel VBA scripts for a relational database
  • Dynalist Forums – A notetaking app I use everyday, I post many ideas here

Contact

You can reach me with the contact page form below, or at my email:  kagerjay.blog (at) gmail.com