Updates

    How’s it going, Lara?

    Things are going *really well* for me right now, and that calls for a blog post! This one is much more personal than my posts usually are, but it's healthy to open up a bit now and again, right?

    in Thoughts, Updates.

    A few things I’m excited about

    Adjusting to life in LA has taken a lot longer and a lot more work than I anticipated. I find myself re-discovering my work and learning habits, but I'm finally starting to feel back in the game after my break earlier this year. Here are a few things I'm particularly excited about.

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    Workspace of late

    I quite enjoy seeing other people's workspaces, particularly the people I only know of through online means. I have finally figured out a work routine I'm happy with here in Los Angeles. I can't say I'm sold on the city quite yet, but that's another blog post. For now, here are my tools of the trade.

    in Miscellaneous, Updates.

    Plans and Pens for notlaura.com v3

    There are a lot of fun technologies that have matured since I took my ski-bum sabbatical over the winter, and I am doing my best to bring my skills back up to speed. They weren’t all that far behind, but given my newfound motivation and availability for side projects, I’m […]

    in Updates, Web Development.

    Updates Soon-ish

    I’m in the process of a light rebranding effort, primarily updating this site to be less oriented around attracting business and more oriented to me as a developer/individual. This site’s design has been the same for almost five years and, although I still love it, my goals have changed significantly; […]

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    Back in business!
    An update from sunny LA.

    While my few month ski-bum sabbatical was enjoyable and revitalizing, I now realize that mountains, fresh air, and care-free living are totally overrated. Err…what I’m trying to say is I took my break and am ready to get back to business.

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    Ski bum sabbatical

    I currently write from my new home at Goldminer’s Daughter Lodge in Alta, UT. I’ve made quite the transition from life in New York City. After a few months back at home in Pittsburgh, I have migrated to Utah for a ski bum sabbatical at […]

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    What I’m Up To

    I’ve been working my tail off: Simple Sassy Starter MTNmeister WP site (created with Timber) DiJiFi site redesign (also with Timber) Angular Wireframing Kit Many a blog posts about these in the icebox – coming soon-ish! […]

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    New Workshop! Getting Started with Sass

    Sass is "CSS with Superpowers" and infinitely awesome. But maybe you don't feel like spending an entire weekend pounding your head against your laptop, figuring out how to get set up. Come to this evening workshop and we'll walk through it all, step by step. You'll have Sass up and running in your projects by the end of the night!

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    New workshop! Responsive CSS layouts

    CSS layouts are tough...I don't care who you are! Floats and clearfixing are just hard concepts to grasp, and building layouts in CSS the proper way is no small feat. Come to this evening workshop and learn to create your own responsive layouts. Where and when, you ask? August 21, 7-9pm at New Work City Use the code "salmon" for $25 off. Register here

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    I’m talking at WordCamps

    That’s right, WordCamps…plural! I will be presenting at both the New York City and Montreal WordCamps in August. And what will I be talking about? Read on, my friend. Freelancing: Real Talk (NYC, August 2-3) Description: How much do you charge? How do you price? How […]

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    New Workshop! Portfolio Site in a Day-ish

    Calling all website-less visual artists! You’ve been putting your website off for a while now, right? Come to this two session workshop and leave with a fully functioning portfolio site. We will create websites using WordPress and the theme WPFolio. The workshop will be limited to 4 people […]

    in Projects, Updates.

    Talk on Freelancing at Per Scholas

    Last week I gave a talk about my experience as a freelancer at the Per Scholas Lunch & Learn, hosted by the New York Tech Council. Per Scholas is a non-profit that provides IT training and job placement for people in low-income communities.

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    Startup Bus NYC 2014

    Last week I participated in the 2014 Startup Bus from NYC to San Antonio, then to Austin for SXSW. The Startup Bus is a 72hr hackathon where 30 people on a bus form teams and create, develop, and pitch a startup while on the bus. It was quite an experience, to say the least! I am so excited to have worked with such talented people and am looking forward to maintaining these new connections.

    in Projects, Updates.

    Child Themes talk at NYC WP Meetup

    I gave a presentation on Child Themes at the NYC WordPress Meet Up – I think it went well! There’s the video. Check the the slides here. (Slides created with reveal.js. Let’s take a moment to appreciate the developers on that one […]

    in Updates, WordPress.