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7/28/2018 - phpdetroit.io - Erasing the Stigma: Mental Health in Tech

Looking forward to the following talk at PHP Detroit

https://phpdetroit.io/#schedule

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Erasing the Stigma: Mental Health in Tech Many developers, including myself, deal with mental health issues, yet mental health in the developer community is often overlooked, hidden, or swept under the rug. Too many of us suffer in silence and end up hurting our professional and personal relationships, or even worse, ourselves.

What can be done to help de-stigmatize mental health issues? How can we, as a community, band together to help those of us with mental health issues feel more welcome in tech?

Together, we can work to Erase the Stigma associated with mental illness.
Recent posts

What can I learn after HTML, CSS, and JS (jQuery)? How can I improve my skills in web development?

My reply on Quora for question:
What can I learn after HTML, CSS, and JS (jQuery)? How can I improve my skills in web development?
Learning will never end, and the path you choose will lead the way.

It’s good to get a sense of what’s popular, but at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is what pays the bill, or what projects you get to work on.

Don’t go the Netscape route. Netscape choose to build a new browser version but in the process didn’t pay attention to previous version and they were many years too late to ask people to upgrade, while those people already went with other browsers.

At the beginning, as a developer/programmer you have to be jack of all trades and master of none, and later you can master the skills to perfect in select market.

The projects you work on and the ones you like, would automatically nudge you towards a select market.

Get the basics right.

My college classes were in C++ and VBScript, but my first project was in Perl with html and javascript…

Added a php composer and psr-4 git repository.

Added a php composer and psr-4 git repository.

https://github.com/wasay/php-composer-psr4-hello-world

The reason I have created this repository is; almost all online examples that I looked at were too framework driven or complicated for me to comprehend.

I feel like many web developers are hungry; because they eat most crucial steps to complete a getting started project. I wish when people are writing documentation for others, there are zero assumptions.

Grow with Google Scholarship / Udacity

Grow with Google Scholarship / Udacity

Today on Jan 11, 2018, I have received the Grow with Google Scholarship.

I am really excited because, previously I had joined Udacity to complete a Nano Degree, but due to price and family priorities, I had to abandon that goal.

Today, I feel like I am getting a second chance to give it another shot to completing my Nano Degree.

If you are a Grow with Google Alumni, please add your contact information to this list.

2017 Top Programming Language

Python takes the lead again for being the top programming language. It has been ranked top by IEEE Spectrum. Python continues to be on the higher end trajectory on Google Trends.

Even though on GitHub JavaScript leads the way and Python follows up on number second; I believe Python is still the lead as anyone and everyone on web somehow works with JavaScript.

When comparing to Google Trends Python leads in Web Search as well as on YouTube videos search. There are more people searching for Python then any other programming language.

If you are planning to create a tutorial for YouTube and don’t know which programming language to choose, I would suggest to go with Python.
Python is also leading the way in Machine Learning and Neural Network Learning languages. Everyone likes to throw in the words like Big Data, AI, and machine Learning, but what they all have in common is Python; where majority of the developers or API documentation is being written in Python.

The term 'firefox' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet

Since Windows 10 update, I have started getting the error alert installed software's while trying to open a URL from one of the menu items.

I even tried Windows Powershell for the word "firefox" but got the below error message.


firefox : The term 'firefox' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program.
Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.
At line:1 char:1
+ firefox
+ ~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (firefox:String) [], CommandNotFoundException

Working hours in six months to a year

I usually try to look for how many hours I have worked on a given project and what hours that I  spend on learning or network management tasks.

Below I have added some hours calculation, after finding the breakdown by months from Berkeley website.


Credit: http://controller.berkeley.edu/payroll/payroll-system-pps/pps-training-materials/number-working-hours-month

2017Working hours six months (Jan 1st - Jun 30th): 
130 days x 8 hours =  1040 hours


Working hours six months (Jul 1st - Dec 31th): 
130 days x 8 hours =  1040 hours

Working hours for the year:
1040 hours + 1040 hours = 2080 hours
MonthWorking Days in the monthMonthly Working Hrs1/2 of working hrsMidpoint of working days in the monthDates of HolidaysJanuary22176888 a.m. 1/172,16February20160808 a.m. 2/1520March2318492Noon 3/1631April20160808 a.m. 4/17May2318492Noon 5/1629June22176888 a.m. 6/16July2116884Noon 7/174August2318492Noon 8/16September2116884Noon 9/154October22176888 a.m. 10/17November22176888 a.m. 11/1610,23,24December21168…