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After several days of web dev crunch in bootcamp, I had a rare quiet night. Totally against my night owl inclinations, I decided to try hitting the hay early for some much needed rest. I turned the lights out at 9:45pm, closed my eyes thinking I’d drift off to lala land in no time, but I was definitely still awake by 10:30pm when I heard my iPhone’s bedtime reminder jingle, and I stayed awake well past that. Why, I asked myself, couldn’t I just fall asleep? Was I doing something impractical or self-defeating like staring at Youtube videos in the…


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As a kid I was always interested in computers and technology. I’d built my own computers, taught myself various coding languages and picked up others along the way through school. However, I’d never thought seriously about a career in technology.

After university I dabbled in landscaping, then IT support for a while, but then when my wife found out she was pregnant 6 years ago, we decided that I would become a stay at home dad. We really liked the idea of having one parent be home with our child full time, and found a way to swing it financially…

Nicholas Mckenzie

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