This is my journey into my first job as a web developer and leading two other developers on a team. Nothing more, nothing less.

December 2019: Decided to begin relearning how to code. Last took 2 coding courses at UC Berkeley about 4–6 years ago, forgot 95% of the material…


It’s been about 3–4 months since I started learning Mandarin Chinese. I’m done with HSK 2 through Coursera, and applied to HSK 3 and 4.

I printed out and hand-cut 1,080 Chinese flashcards I found for free (legally on a website that teaches Chinese) yesterday. Together, they take up (and…


Sierra is a Samoyed-Husky mix with white fur and heterochromatic eyes. She came under my care when my brother and sister became too busy with their first son.

Loki is a brown-and-white husky who came under my care when his owner left for China and stated he would come back…


It’s no secret that we are a web development agency. But did you know that our website is built with WordPress?

That’s right. After spending 3 weeks building and 9 months fine-tuning our gorgeous ReactJS website to the point of perfection, we called up the team at Bluehost, and converted…


Whether you’re starting your career or growing your business, your LinkedIn profile is often your first and only change to make a great impression to key decision makers.

My LinkedIn profile was critical when I made the leap from marketing analyst to accountant. When I decided to learn to code…


The sulfuric springs at Yellowstone National Park come in charming pastels that look like they belong on the walls of a baby’s bedroom rather than in a scalding acidic spring.

The springs appear shallow and inviting, but the temperature of the water ranges from a cool 50 °C (122 °F)…


CALGARY, Canada — Three Southern Chinese lions prance to the resounding beats of a drum during the introduction to what may be the most controversial lion dance video on the web.

Jing Wo Association’s lion dance performance begins like any other, but in the middle of the show, the music…

Robin Duong

Full-stack web developer, former marketing analyst and accountant. Let’s connect! www.linkedin.com/in/robinmduong | www.branderbuilt.com

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