Resource: Uploading Laravel Project to Heroku

I decided to deploy my prototype for the Hackurculture hackathon to Heroku. Found a useful video that helped me and I thought I should share.

Trouble shooting

Creating Heroku App With a name

In his tutorial he did not specify a name for the app so one was generated randomly. To create your app with your desired name:

heroko create yourAppName

To change the random name generated:

heroku apps:rename newAppName


Error: Refspec master does not match any

error: src refspec master does not match any.

error: failed to push some refs to ‘’

When you use this command: git commit -m ‘initial release’, you might have seen this:

*** Please tell me who you are.


  git config –global “”

  git config –global “Your Name”

to set your account’s default identity.

Omit –global to set the identity only in this repository.

fatal: unable to auto-detect email address (got ‘michelleenakeno@mac.(none)’)

Set up your email and name. In my case I did the set up for the current project directory (omit –global)

git config ""

git config "My Name"

Run the command again:

git commit -m "initial release"

Everything should be working fine now.

Laravel 8 Auth

Install Laravel UI package

composer require laravel/ui

Generate auth scaffolding

php artisan ui vue --auth

Install npm dependencies

npm install

Compile assets

npm run dev

Upgrade PHP version

#update brew
brew update

#this command will install php7.4 and other dependencies
brew install php@7.4

#or you can use this command instead
brew upgrade php

When I use the command ‘php -v’, I still get the ‘php7.2‘. Here’s how to switch to the newer version.

Find the .bash_profile file. In my case the path: /Users/michelleenakeno/.bash_profile

Edit with ‘TextEdit’ and add this:

export PATH="/usr/local/opt/php@7.4/bin:$PATH"

Save and close. Check your current php version and you should see 7.4

php --v

NOTE: if you are not sure about where your php path is, you can use the old path location as a hint. Use this command:

which php

If you check your current php version and the changes haven’t reflected, close your terminal and open it again or use this command:

source ~/.bash_profile reset

NOTE: you can edit the .bash_profile directly from the command line by using this command:

vim .bash_profile

Upgrade/Update composer

Update composer in the command line. CD into the directory where you installed composer.

#find composer path with this command
composer config --list --global

#look for this line -> [home] /Path/To/.composer

#change directory and update
cd .composer
composer update

Laravel Global Variable

Use the same technique for adding ‘php7.4 path to .bash_profile.

export PATH="~/.composer/vendor/bin:$PATH"

Packagist could not be fully loaded

Error: could not be fully loaded, package information was loaded from the local cache and may be out of date

Use this command:

composer config -g repo.packagist composer
composer config -g github-protocols https ssh


Resource: My Top 5 Youtube Channels

Today I wanted to share my TOP 5 Youtube Channels with you all. These instructors are amazing and they make things so easy.

Please note these are in no particular order, they are all amazing!

If you need any help feel free to send me an email or drop a comment.

P.S. headings are linked to their youtube channels…. so click click click 🙂






Featured Image Source: (by Adrienne Andersen)

Resource: PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Powerpoint presentation templates for your inspiration

Powerpoint presentations do not have to be plain or boring! They can be fun, colorful and engaging.

Say goodbye to 1930 power point presentation styles and be inspired by these MODERN templates.

Edway Creative

Edway Creative Power Point Template
Edway Creative Powerpoint Presentation Template

Kamsupay Abstract

Kamsupay Abstract Power Point Template
Kamsupay – Abstract Slides Template


Creative Powerpoint template
Creative Powerpoint Presentation Template

Nicee Creative

Niceee Powerpoint presentation template
Nicee Creative Powerpoint Presentation Template

Landing Slide

Landing slide powerpoint template
Landing Slide Powerpoint Presentation Template


Mirage powerpoint presentation template
Mirage Powerpoint Presentation Template


Sweety Presentation Template
Sweety Powerpoint Presentation Template


Munyux presentation template
Munyux Powerpoint Presentation Template


Cyrstal powerpoint template
Crystal Powerpoint Presentation Template


Visionary power point template
Visionary Powerpoint Presentation Template

I hope these will inspire you to create amazing presentations for your next meeting or pitch. Good luck!

Resource: FreePik

Freepik Homepage (Screenshot)

Freepik offers a variety of graphic (templates) for your project (commercial and personal use).

One thing I love about Freepik is you can find just about anything you need for your next project: logos, call card design, vector, wedding invitation, baby shower posters, calendars, ribbons, icons, web elements, web templates, brochures and much more.

Logo Template

Call Cards



Wedding Invitation

Laser Cut Wedding Envelopes


Featured Image source: Freepik (front page screenshot)