Brian Buchanan

The 5 Tools I Use to Manage My Social Media Presense

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The Coding Academy I am in takes up 50-60 hours of my life a week and I work 20 hours a week on top of that… so how do I have time to keep up with social media? I have a few tools and tricks I use to make it seem like I’m constantly online… 1. Twitter for iPhone // I use this app primarily to read tweets when I’m on the run. If I’m waiting in line at a store or a passenger in a car or even just…read more

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Teamwork

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We should not only use all the brains we have, but all that we can borrow. ~Woodrow Wilson This week we started teamwork. I’ve learned how much more I learn when I’m on a team. The other students in this program are so diverse that when a group of us get together to work on something we bring so many different experiences and knowledge to the table. My group decided to build an app that helps you pick the perfect date night. Yes you read that right… I’m in the…read more

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Pride

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As I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed how much more I struggle with pride. It’s become evident as I go through this class and I find my self really struggling to admit I need help figuring out what’s going on. Ever since The classes are so fast and the new material has been over my head… so I found myself at a crossroads where I was just lost. The “prideful guy” inside of me said “give it a few days and you’ll figure it out”. I listened to that voice. I…read more

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A “Blah” Day

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Today was a “blah” day. I seriously considered staying home today because 1) I wasn’t feeling great and 2) I barely got any sleep last night and 3) the forecast all day was rain. When my alarm went off early this morning it took a few extra minutes for me to get myself out of bed… but I got up. The motivation to succeed and make my wife and family and myself proud is what got me up. That motivation pushed me to get ready and take my normal 60…read more

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Fresh Start

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Two weeks ago my wife and I made a commitment to a better life. With her blessing and support I began classes in The Iron Yard‘s Code Academy. This 12 week intensive school will teach me everything I need to know about Front End Engineering to get a job in this fast growing industry. It’s been a scary journey. The financial aspect of cutting work from 50 hours a week to 15 while figuring out how to pay for the school is something we still don’t have 100% worked out….read more

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