Cecy Correa

Developer who enjoys writing and speaking about tech

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Posts & Notes

Lessons Learned From Creating My First Chrome Extension


How to develop and release your first Chrome extension. All you need is HTML, CSS, and Javascript! And a little bit of design resourcefulness.

Basics of Deploying a Static Site to S3


A guide to deploying your first static website with custom domain to Amazon S3.

Leveling Up Your Vim


Everything you need to know to improve your vim environment and install tools that will make you better at vim.

Getting started with Jekyll


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

Image uploads with Refile Rails gem


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

Improving the Netflix User Experience


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

Talks & Podcasts

Building APIs with gRPC, protocol buffers, and PHP

TexasCamp 2018

Texas Linux Fest 2018

Primer on how to build APIs / Microservices using gRPC, protobuf, Golang, and the language of your choice.

Taking the Pain Out of Support Engineering

RailsConf 2018

Nordic API 2018

Drawing on 3+ years of Support Engineering at two different companies, this talk covers successful Support patterns and tools you can start using today to improve your product support.

How I Quit My Job and Became a Programmer in Less Than 5 Months

DrupalCon 2018

Curious about coding for a living? A former marketing professional details her journey from coding bootcamp to full-time programmer.

The Psychology of Fake News (And What Tech Can Do About It)

Keep Ruby Weird 2017

Peers Conf 2018

Fake news is not a tech problem, it’s a human problem. To build the tools necessary to combat fake news, technologists must think differently. We must understand the psychology behind fake news to arrive at a solution that is human-centric and attainable.

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! This talk covers how to transition your career to software engineering.

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!

I Don't Need Another Google Hangout

The Bike Shed Podcast Ep. 115

Episode of The Bike Shed podcast, recorded at RailsConf 2017. We cover the topic of hiring practices, specifically how to hire diversely, as well as how to hire junior developers.

Better Hiring Practices for Fun and Profit

RailsConf 2017

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.

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.

From Project Managing to Coder

Non Breaking Space Show Ep. 93

In this episode of the Non Breaking Space podcast, I chat about how I transitioned from various jobs such as account management and marketing into coding.

Zero to API Hero: Consuming APIs Like a Pro

RailsConf 2016

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