Sequoia McDowell

Programmer, Educator

Hello There!

My name's Sequoia and you can learn a bit about what I do here. If you are the money-for-work-paying type, you can get more info here: linkedin. If you find yourself on, I'm diamonds, and if you want to write the old fashioned way, I use gmail with the name sequoia.mcdowell. Drop me a line and say hi!

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Blog Posts

Higher Order Functions in ES6: Easy as a => b => c;

New language features can make an expression that was cumbersome to write in ES5 easy in ES6, enabling and encouraging the use of this type of expression. We’re going to look at one such case here: how arrow functions make it easier to write higher-order functions in ES6.

Building to Github Pages with Grunt

Wherein I document my Grunt+github-pages+bookmarklet build which required templating, switching branches, rebasing, commit, and all sorts of craziness.

Fun With Toilet

Shell feeling shabby? Spice things up with Toilet, the ASCII generator!

LoLshield Sequencer

How do you encode animations for a 9x14 LED matrix? By building a web-app, of course!