Cecy Correa

Posts

Getting started with Jekyll

06 Feb 2017

Things you need to know and common gotchas when you start working with Jekyll. This covers new changes as of Jekyll 3+.

Rails Refile tutorial

22 Jul 2015

Common gotchas you may encounter getting started with Refile for image uploads in Rails.

What film school taught me about user experience

22 Jan 2015

Everything I know about good user experience, I learned in film school.

Improving the Netflix User Experience

15 Sep 2014

Improving the user experience of the most popular video streaming site in the world.

Talks

Better Hiring Practices for Fun and Profit

RailsConf 2017

The average American worker will have 10 jobs before the age of 40. There's a great deal of opportunity and mobility in our industry, and yet, our hiring process is anything but pleasant or streamlined. The hiring process is time consuming for both candidates and employers, but we can do better! Let's explore the ways we can improve the hiring process by writing better job descriptions, utilizing systems that free us from unconscious biases, focusing beyond culture fit, and using better (more fun) technical interviewing methods.

Unix Command Line for Beginners and Non-programmers

TexasCamp 2017

The command line can have a steep learning curve if you're just getting started. This talk aims to give a beginner friendly introduction to the command line to get you started. If you're not a programmer, you can benefit from understanding and using the command line too! This talk will get you started!

Getting In: Transitioning Into a Career in Tech

ACT-W 2017

If you are brand new to the tech industry and are wondering how to get started, or transitioning into tech from a different career, this talk is for you! I recently reinvented my career from the ground up and went from marketing to software engineering in the course of a year. In a short period of time, I tried everything from self-teaching, to remote self-paced classes, and ultimately a coding bootcamp. This talk will cover: 1) How to determine if tech is right for you, 2) How to develop a growth mindset to help you be successful in tech, 3) Understanding how you learn best, 4) Getting your first tech job

Level up your GIF game

CSS Dev Conf 2016

A exploration of the history of the GIF, how to best use GIFs in the workplace, and the best GIF workflows.

Zero to API Hero: Consuming APIs Like a Pro

RailsConf 2016

Primer for new developers on how to work with 3rd party APIs.