Do you wake up and reach for your phone in the morning? Whether it’s current pandemic and you’re working from home and whether you rely on your phone to entertain you on your commute to work, being glued to your phone is not helping your well being. Your brain may…

I teach both at a university and at an online code school. My university classes have been in person until this term when the Covid-19 pandemic shut us all in. I’ve tried to keep a very open dialog with my students about how they are feeling and what personal struggles…

Let’s do a little exercise in imagining what we will accomplish in our lifetimes. Take a few minutes out of your day and write about yourself in the future. Write this for you and no one else. Don’t share it with anyone. This is your gift to yourself.

Write the…

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Women programmers are almost as rare as unicorns. Take a peek into any developer meeting and you’ll most likely find one or two women surrounded by room full of men. It’s a subject that has been passionately investigated by many institutions and organizations, but simply shedding light on the problem…

Alanna Risse

Alanna Risse is an instructor, web developer, and artist living in Portland, Oregon.

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