fire ecology

a personal blog for Jamey Hampton

January 19, 2017

Conf Report: CodeMash 2017

I was lucky enough to spend most of last week at CodeMash, a huge conference that takes place at a giant African themed waterpark in sunny Sandusky, OH. And you...

January 10, 2017

How Rogue One Taught Me Not To Be A Bad Guy

As both a Star Wars fan and a political advocate, I was very excited about the release of Rogue One in December. How could I not be? Look at this...

December 23, 2016

Eating While Transgender

There’s an odd dichotomy that comes with being transgender. On the one hand, I often feel like a teacher. There’s an assumption that I know more about gender theory than...

December 22, 2016

Conf Report: Alterconf NYC

A couple weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be able to attend and speak at Alterconf in NYC. For those not in the know, Alterconf is a series of...

November 27, 2016

Alterconf NYC – 12/10

I am so excited to have been invited to give a full length talk at next month’s Alterconf in New York City! The lineup of speakers is truly phenomenal and I am so honored...

September 16, 2016

Gem of the Week: Figaro

So let’s say you’ve already got your app up and running with whatever service you need and a fancy gem to help you integrate it, like Stripe or Twilio. Great!...

September 9, 2016

Gem of the Week: twilio-ruby

Ever had an app that needs to communicate with people in more ways than just shooting them an email? How about an app that can send text alerts or even...

September 2, 2016

Gem of the Week: will_paginate

Breaking out long lists into multiple pages that a user can click through is something that nearly every application can benefit from and it’s something that every programmer will have...

August 25, 2016

Gem of the Week: Stripe

As a developer, e-commerce is unavoidable. It’s a huge part of tons of web apps and it can be daunting at first because a bug in your e-commerce functionality is...

August 17, 2016

Testing Webhooks and API Callbacks Locally Using Ngrok

Have you ever come across an obstacle while programming and then immediately come across a solution so elegant that you don’t know how you were surviving without knowing about it...

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