2015 Review and 2016 Fast Foward

This 2015 year was so incredible that I found it imperative to thank everyone involved in it, at least with a simple post.

First of all, a little review of 2015:

  • 9 subjects done at University (only 25 left until I graduate!!), with an average grade of 7
  • 12 books read, see the list here!
  • 3 blog posts (4 with this one)
  • 85 students brought into the world of web development (Yay!)
  • 8 talks
    • CSSConf, Melbourne, Australia
    • BA Front End (May), Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • WordCamp, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Chicas Poderosas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • GDG Devfest, Buenos  Aires, Argentina
    • BA Front End (October), Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • SassSummit, Online talk
    • Front In Sampa, São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1 workshop
    • SassConf, Austin, Texas

It was, for me, an incredible year. So here are the proper thanks to everyone involved: Continue reading

Clues to teach & learn Web Design

I began teaching Web Design two years ago at private and public universities of Argentina and it became my second passion (front-end being the first one ❤). Most of my students have no idea of web development until they go through the classroom doors, and it is up to me to give them the tools to build a functioning website in about four months. These are my clues to teach and learn web design (from the basics):

  1. (First things, first.) Never say something is obvious: It isn’t. Not for them! You may have years of experience but they have just walked through your door, the most important thing is not to scare them away, make them comfortable. Nope, not even you were born being Sir Tim Berner’s Lee.

    Back to the Future - Remember old days!

    Recap of the past

  2. A nice recap of the past: Why don’t you tell them how you began? Designing in frames? Tables? Flash? FrontPage?! (I designed my first webpage in Word, just sayin’) How crazy and cool it was to change the user’s cursor into a flaming arrow? Continue reading