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Brew-tally: A Beer Rating App

Every October, CQL’s monthly happy hour is centered around our annual Pumpkin Beer Contest.  In past years the CQL team would submit a beer or cider of choice to share with the team. Everyone would vote on the best and worst beers and tally up each drink's ratings from 1 to 10 on a dry erase board. 

While this strategy sufficed, at CQL we build web apps for a living. That being said, myself and another developer felt there was a better way to go about the beer tasting experience and the process for ranking brews so we made Brew-tally, a beer rating app.

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Artist in Residence: Juan Usubillaga

We are excited to announce our second installment of curated art at Cognizant Quick Left!  Juan Esteban Usubillaga (aka Onecho) was born in Caracas, and grew up in various regions of Venezuela. He began studying visual arts at the young age of 12 when he dropped out of his conventional school to attend a private art school. Here are a few thoughts that he shared with me during our interview.

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Five Hacks to Level Up Your Learning as a Developer

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I learn. I was a teacher before I started programming, so I spent many hours studying how people learn. Since being a developer involves constantly staying on top of the latest technologies, I’ve turned these strategies on myself in service of learning more, faster.

In a previous post, I introduced the concept of Metacognition and talked about a process called metacognitive regulation, which you can use to get the most out of your learning sessions. In this post, I’ll share some more tactical approaches that you can use to level up your learning as a developer.

 

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