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The End of an Era: Migrating from WordPress to Gatsby

This post was featured on the official Gatsby blog ! On September 24th, 2015, I made the first post on this blog, which was a custom self…

Everything I Know as a Software Developer Without a Degree

I'm not going to get into the details of my story - in short, I liked making websites as a kid, but I went to culinary school and worked…

2018 into 2019

Over the past few years, I've taken to making a list of some of what I've done over the year to help me keep track of my progress. Here are…

Website Redesign: Version 4.0

Back in July 2017, I posted about all the redesigns of taniarascia.com that happened up to version 2.0. I made many small, incremental…

2017 into 2018

Last year, I wrote 2016 into 2017 , a post summarizing what I felt I accomplished throughout the year and some of my goals for the year to…

Whirlwind Tour of Europe

I've spent the past three months backpacking around Europe. I imagine that some of my friends, family, and even readers might be curious as…

Backpacking in Europe: Planning and Packing

So, I bought a one-way flight to Europe. I'm not much of a planner, to be honest, but some level of planning must be done. I'm going to lay…

How I Made a Career Change into Web Development

I'm Tania, and I made a career change into web development in 2015. Before that, I worked as a chef. I often get asked how I did it, and if…

Web Developers and Bloggers I Follow (2017)

Over the past few years, my RSS feed has begun to fill up with a number of amazing and inspiring web developers, entrepreneurs, and bloggers…

The Beginning of the Next Phase

Today is a pretty big day for me - it's the last day of my first full-time web development job. I began my career change journey about three…

Website Redesign: Version 2.0 (863 Commits Later)

From September 24th, 2015 to June 10, 2017, I've made 863 commits on my personal website, taniarascia.com. That means there's technically…

The Three Types of Can't

It looks like there's just one definition for the word can't . can't - cannot I've found that there's actually three true meanings…

2016 into 2017

A year is just one thing - one revolution of the Earth around the Sun. Here are a few things I did. I wrote 14 articles. That’s a little…

Productivity: How I Use Technology to Organize My Life

Time is the most valuable asset you have, and depending on how you use technology, it can either drastically hinder or improve your…

From Cooking to Coding

It's difficult to think of two careers more contrasting than chef and web developer. I would venture to put myself into a fairly unique…