Working in the Past: The STEM Gender GAP

(Dis)Encouragement  I was inspired (and encouraged) to write this post based on the work of Hazel Garcia at InvestmentZen. Her recent article presents some pretty stark realities about the STEM gender gap, particularly in my own state of Indiana, which…
Jason Ward
May 12, 2017

Part-Time Work, Full-Time Passion

We work a lot. By "we" I mean Americans. By "work" I mean engage in the production of capital, mostly. By "a lot" I mean as individuals we put in more hours than individuals in most other developed countries (source). Sure,…
Jason Ward
March 15, 2017

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Before we get this party started, I should tell you that I’ve only been working as a developer for a few months. However, my interest in this career was piqued a few years ago, and when I began to research…
Angie Martaus
June 21, 2016

The Upward Spiral to Code Poetry

The Most Worthwhile Journey on the Path to Code Enlightenment If you look at the bottom of the page on, you’ll see the words “Code is Poetry” in gray capital letters. I’ve been using WordPress since 2005, and for…
May 20, 2016

Continuous Improvement Days and You

Developers at RocketBuild have a consistent routine during the morning work hours. Come into the office, get setup at your desk (or couch if you're at home), maybe clean up some leftover tasks from yesterday, and probably drink coffee or…
April 6, 2016