COME ON YOLO

What ever happened to…

  • that idea you wanted to turn into reality?
    • Still just an idea?
  • that girl / boy you wanted to ask out?
    • Still to shy?
  • that book you wanted to read?
    • Still not on your desk?
  • that business you wanted to start?
    • Still not tested the market?
  • that skill you wanted to learn?
    • still not googled for tutorials?

Clarify for yourself:

most importantly:

What is the first step that I can take today to get closer to my goals?

Then take that step.

See you tomorrow, when you’re already one step ahead of yesterday.

YOLO!

my pgp key

Send me encrypted messages for big bonus points!

https://keybase.io/p886

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curriculum vitae

Philipp Antar

Personal Information

  • born: 1986-08-07
  • location: Berlin, Germany

Contact me

Education

  • 2007 - 2010 BSc Studies, Agricultural Science, University of Bonn
  • 2010 - 2012 MSc Studies, Agricultural Science, University of Bonn
  • 2013-02 – 2013-08 Career change into web development with online courses at https://teamtreehouse.com/ and https://codecademy.com/

Career

  • 2013-01 – 2013-08 PhD student, Institute for Soil Science, University of Bonn
  • 2013-08 – 2016-05 Web Developer, Distribusion Technologies GmbH (formerly: FahrtenFuchs GmbH)
  • 2016-06 – 2016-07 Web Developer, SayWay GmbH
  • since 2016-09 Web Developer, Cash Payment Solutions GmbH

Expertise

Programming Languages & Frameworks

  • Ruby (+++), Ruby on Rails(+++)
  • Go(++) [golang]
  • JavaScript(++), jQuery, React(+), Redux
  • Foundation CSS Framework (++)

Web Scraping & Automatization

  • mechanize(++)
  • Nokogiri(++)
  • Selenium
  • phantomjs

Databases & Caches

  • MySQL(++)
  • PostgreSQL(+)
  • mongoDB
  • Redis
  • memcached

DevOps

  • Linux, Ubuntu Server(+)
  • Ansible(+)
  • nginx
  • systemd, upstart
  • docker

JavaScript Ecosystem

  • npm
  • bower
  • grunt(+)
  • webpack

Development Tools

  • Sublime Text
  • git(+++)
  • Continuous Integration with circleci.com
  • vagrant
  • Virtual Box
  • zsh(++) in iTerm
  • Github
  • Mac OS X(+)

Miscellaneous

  • HTML5, CSS3, Capistrano, nodeJS, Rust, R, MATLAB, Kanban

Natural Languages

  • German (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (beginner)

How I deploy to GitHub Pages

How does Github pages work? (skip if you know this)

Many static pages generators will generate a single public as output. This folders contains the entire generated site. On GitHub you can create a repository with the special name <your GitHub username>.github.io, in my case p886.github.io. Doing so will create a webpage at the address http://github_user_name.github.io.

The problem with static page generators and GitHub pages

The tricky part is that the master branch of that repository should contain the site (the content of the aforementioned public folder), while on the other hand you probably want to keep the source files of that page (in my case of collection of markdown files) in the same repository.

The solution

My p886.github.io repository has two branches: master and source. master contains the generated HTML, which is copied over on each deployment from the source branches’ public folder. How do I go about copying the HTML files from one branch to another? I found that the easiest solution is to have the project cloned locally two times. One clone contains only the master branch, another one only the source branch. When creating a post I add the markdown file in the source clone. After commiting the new post I run the static page generator to create the public directory. Subsequently I copy the contents of the public directory to the master clone. A new commit in the master checkout is created which contains the site. This commit is then pushed to the remote repository to have the new content online.

In reality I automated most of this. After I created the commit containing the new post in the source checkout I run this bash script:

Summary

The key is two have two branches in the repository: master and source. Locally the repository is cloned twice: once with the master and again with the source branch.

Mental Models

A list of higher mental models that I use in my thinking. Will be expanded as I learn and grow.

Last update: 2016-10-23

What I'm currently doing

  • Working as a web developer
  • Playing Guitar
  • Playing Piano
  • Singing
  • Improving my body (weightlifting)
  • Improving my personality