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MERN Mom

I'm Chazona, a self-taught front-end developer with diverse experiences in industries ranging from food service to veterinary medicine to insurance. My two young children help shape my perspective, and drive me to create experiences that are accessible, friendly, and with a hint of magic.Continue

Published May 8, 2014

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Getting Started with Jekyll - Part 2: Meeting Jekyll's Demands

Jan 12, 2017

By Chazona Baum

17 minutes

Getting Started with Jekyll - Part 2: Meeting Jekyll's Demands

When this left off in Part 1, you had a basic Nginx server running and set up with remote access and a firewall. So now that you have this awesome server, you should put some stuff on it. Read More

Getting Started with Jekyll - Part 1: Servers and SSH

Jan 9, 2017

By Chazona Baum

12 minutes

Getting Started with Jekyll - Part 1: Servers and SSH

If you're a developer, there's a good chance you may have heard of static site generators like Jekyll or Ghost. They claim to cut down on a lot of the bloat you find in behemoths like WordPress and simultaneously give you greater control over your site's structure and design. Read More

How to Learn Code as a Mom

Nov 28, 2016

By Chazona Baum

7 minutes

How to Learn Code as a Mom

Learning anything related to computer science is not easy. When you're a parent first, it can often seem like the extra challenges in front of you make it impossible. However, if you know what resources are available, and which are best suited for your family, it is often possible to learn and parent at the same time. Read More

The JavaScript Boilerplate to Use if You're New to Full Stack

Nov 21, 2016

By Chazona Baum

2 minutes

The JavaScript Boilerplate to Use if You're New to Full Stack

Novice JavaScript developers and those just getting started handling the server side can easily fall into the trap of JavaScript fatigue. With the numerous components that make up a full-stack JavaScript application, aggressive fan-bases, and new tools constantly being hailed as the new 'must use' thing, it can be difficult for someone starting out to weed through the hype and figure out exactly what they should learn and use for their first applications. Read More

The New Coding High School Richmond Area Parents Shouldn't Ignore

Nov 17, 2016

By Chazona Baum

2 minutes

The New Coding High School Richmond Area Parents Shouldn't Ignore

A select group of high school students across the Richmond metro area will soon have the ability to graduate with a wealth of computer science education, skills, and work experience, at least in comparison to their peers. Read More