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My name is Justin Hill and I am a tech enthusiast, web developer, and educator. Check out my recent blog posts below, or head over to the projects page to see what I'm working on.

Recent Posts

Fire with Fire: Use Technology to Break Your Social Media Habit

The Problem Maybe I just have a more addictive personality than I'd like to admit, but I feel like I can't be the only one who has been in this situation: you're humming along, knocking out items on your to-do list, or maybe researching something on the web. You've just completed… Read more...

From Dabbler to Developer: Tips to Level-Up Self-Taught Programmers

About a year ago, I decided that my journey as a self-taught programmer and developer was stalling out. I was becoming an expert at completing tutorials, but I didn't feel any closer to being comfortable starting and maintaining projects of my own. If you're a self-directed… Read more...

Open Source, Man-Hour Multiplier Effect, and Implications for Educators

I've been hard at work on revamping and sprucing up some of my personal projects, and neglecting my writing. So I apologize for the long read in advance, but this is a topic I've been thinking about for a while. Read on for some brief ruminations on lessons educators can learn… Read more...

SaaS and Sorcery: What Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley Taught Me About Everyday Heroes

***Warning: Spoilers for Game of Thrones season 6 and Silicon Valley season 3 included!*** Growing up, I was a big fan of fantasy and sci-fi novels. I loved stories about epic heroes who stood up against impossible odds, set against the backdrop of strange, foreign worlds. In… Read more...

The Spider and the Librarian: A Self-Teaching Framework

I had a huge response from friends and new readers who were curious to learn more about the productivity tools I referenced in my last post . I thought it would be helpful to take a step back and describe the mental framework I use when charting a self-teaching path. To really… Read more...