http://www.castig.org Teacher at One Month. Faculty at Columbia University where I teach Digital Literacy. I write about coding, the internet, and social impact.

       



221 Stories by Chris Castiglione

Why Data Journalists Learn Python

Melissa Lewis is a data reporter for Reveal, a Python teacher, the organizer of PyLadies Portland and the Portland chapter of the Asian American...
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4 Debugging Techniques Every Developer Should Know

I’ve got a CRAZY question for you… How much of your coding time is spent debugging? I’ll bet A LOT. And how much of...
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Refactoring: Stop Worrying and Code, You Can Fix It Later

Do you write perfect code on the first try? When a writer decides to produce a novel they don’t sit down and plunk out perfect...
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Calculating Freelance Web Developer Rates

Asking for an average freelance web developer hourly rate is much like asking how much someone in the US pays in rent. Just as...
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Responsive vs. Adaptive vs. Fluid Design

The world of web design has changed quite a bit over the years. As it continues to evolve, mobile-friendly design has become the rule...
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7 Jobs You Can Land if You Learn SQL

SQL is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world, and if you learn SQL, you open up some clear paths...
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How To Decide Between Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter

As an entrepreneur, three of your favorite words are most likely “let’s DO this!” Advanced thinking and forward motion are where your comfort levels...
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Changing Careers at 30: Are You Bold Enough To Do It?

You’ve been dreaming about it for almost a decade. You see it so clearly it’s almost three dimensional. You can practically taste the sweet...
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Let’s Change How We Think About Learning to Code

I taught myself how to code. In college I was a music major. I never thought the Computer Science department was cool. Piano and...
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