Author Archives: Mark Reyes

About Mark Reyes

Web Developer based out of Southern California.

Review of The AI Exchange

How It All Began…

AI this…AI that…AI this…AI that. AI. AI. AI. All the things AI.

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Ever since AI found itself into our hands back in November of 2022 by way of Chat-GPT, it’s been really hard to ignore the topic and its accelerated adoption from both a professional and personal perspective. In year ’22 my eyes had a laser-like focus on Web3 and the blockchain but the noise of AI quickly took over. Since then, it’s been hard for me to discern what resources I’d need to ramp up on this vast ecosystem. Obviously, I was inundated with too much information from endless Google searches leaving me with nowhere to start.

Analysis paralysis, 1. Mark, 0.

Thankfully, a little Meetup bird dropped a note in my inbox for a Seminar Series called Optimize Your Time With AI hosted by Rachel Woods of The AI Exchange and after digesting the ins and outs of that presentation, I was intrigued to learn more. Could I have possibly discovered the intel I needed to initially succeed with AI?


Thus Far…

In a nutshell, what compelled me to pursue further intel from The AI Exchange was based primarily on the insights I received from the original Meetup. In that alone, Rachel guided me on how to use Chat-GPT more effectively when paired with some consistent tactics. Still intrigued, I wanted to learn more and found myself on their website, eventually clicking the Enroll button on a course called, Prompting for AI Operations.


Current Thoughts…

I can’t quite put a pin on it yet, but yes, there’s something special about this domain! Once enrolled, my initial assumption was that it’d simply be a course powered by an LMS (Learning Management System). On the surface, it is still very much that but it doesn’t stop there. The AI Exchange turns out to be much more than that. It’s offering is paired with a very condense playbook on how to communicate with LLMs (Large Language Models), ancillary tools you can use to help you scale out tasks by way of prompting and there’s a worldwide community within this domain conversing on all aspects related to AI. I’ve barely scratched the surface on the content (at the time of this writing, I’ve reached the end of Part 2 of the course), however, The AI Exchange is definitely a path worth considering for both technical and non-technical audiences who are curious on how to possibly adopt AI into their everyday work.

15 Common Beginner JavaScript Mistakes

I’ve taught JavaScript to hundreds of people in-person and thousands online. During my time teaching, I’ve seen beginner JavaScript developers make the same mistakes over and over….and over again. Here are the 15 most common beginner JavaScript mistakes I’ve seen.

James Q Quick

Red Pill, Blue Pill (Web3 Edition)


Today marks a temporary pause of the Podcast as I go head first into figuring out what on Earth Web3 is all about. I’ll be in the trenches of code once again and when I come up for air, I’ll be sure to come back through audio to give back my findings.

Red Pill

Let’s face it…the web is once again in transition. The meta verse, cryptocurrency, the blockchain, NFTs and more. It’s a bit murky for me at this point when I hear these buzzwords but my curiosity is leading me back to the sandbox to go play. I’ll be suspending this project for the near-term but when I come back, rest assured it will be another 5 episode season, which, for better or worse, spotlights my findings on what I’ve stumbled upon with Web3.

Special Thanks

All things considered, I hit 40 episodes in total. Awesome! A big thanks goes out to all of my previous guests, to the San Diego Tech Hub community for giving this domain a place to call home and to you, the listener, for giving this podcast a chance.

As a token of my appreciation, the following gifts are linked below: 

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