React/Front End Bloat (and general update) by Robert Walker

I'm still here!

Wow!  It's been a busy few months as I've started to integrate into my new position!  Thank you everyone that has been reaching out to me with questions or other stuff and for your patience.

When I started my new position I was tasked with being the project manager and principal software engineer for a brand new web application using a React front-end and Django back-end.  After some busy few months we finally pushed a beta app on-time out last week!  It's already impressing and new work rolling in :)  Unfortunately, I can't share specifics or links. But I can share one of the things I have learned - one strategy to optimize your front-end load time.

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New Demo Page! by Robert Walker

Happy to announce that along I've started a demos page!  I'll be adding new demos occasionally that highlight some neat things you can do with JavaScript. 

Along with this blog, which features many demonstrations and how-to's, I think this demonstration page will help some users thing of new possibilities!

I'll try to keep as many of these demos to this site URL as possible, but may link externally for Node.js, ArcGIS Online, or other reasons I need server-side production. 

Grow with Google Scholarship Award! by Robert Walker

Woo!  I've just been granted a Grow With Google "Google Developer Challenge Scholarship"!  Over 100,000 applications were received, but only 10,000-15,000 applicants were accepted into this program.  You can learn more about this program here.

Over the next several months I will be provided with free Udacity online courses, mentorship, challenges, and review.  If I excel at the program (top 10%), I will have the opportunity to work towards a nano-degree Front-End Web development.