Ryan Bigg

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Now

(Inspired by Derek Siver's /now page movement) -- Last updated 14th November 2018.

I'm a husband and new dad, to a daughter (Ella) born in September 2016. Being a dad is very awesome. Seeing a little human grow is the most amazing thing. Ella is very good at communicating and running now! She's just learned that she can raise her eyebrows, which is hilarious.

Work

When I'm not husband-ing or dad-ing I'm working full-time at Culture Amp. I'm the Junior Engineering Program Lead there. We've just finished a round of hiring, and the next cohort (JEP #2) starts in January. In the meantime, I'm planning out the first 6 weeks of curriculum, focussing on browser tech (HTML, CSS & JS) first, then moving from there to Ruby, databases, and Rails. The program will run for 9 months total.

You can read my notes on the first JEP program here.

Writing

In my spare time, I'm continuing to write Joy of Elixir. This book is a gentle introduction to programming for first-timers, teaching them the ways of Elixir. Why I'm writing it is best explained by it about page. Last now update I said I would have this finished by the end of 2018. It's mostly there. Maybe it might get done by then. But also, maybe not.

Life

As we get toward the end of the year, I'm looking forward to taking some time off over Christmas and spending that time with my extended family.