How not to design a product

F*ck You, Pay Me

Today in my Business Web Practices class, I had the pleasure of sharing this video with the class. If you are a creative, a programmer or involved in any type of business you must watch Mike Monteiro’s talk:


Food Drumming with Bobby Rondinelli

250 Viewers in 43 Countries

I’m extremely happy to report that my “Up and Running with IBM Connections” video course has now been viewed by 250 subscribers in 43 countries. All of this in one weeks time. Today I received my first “user feedback” and it was extremely positive and encouraging.

You can view the first 5 videos in the series for free. There are 38 videos in total.

  1. Welcome
  2. Accessing IBM Connections for the first time
  3. Configuring notifications and account settings
  4. Updating your profile
  5. Inviting a guest

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I’m in the process of developing several more courses for Lynda however, I’m not yet able to disclose what they will be. Many thanks to my friend Jess Stratton, staff author and my producer Jonathan Sears for all of their help, patience and guidance. Video: Women in STEM

This short film profiles inspiring examples of women who got their start, and found their calling, in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

It features Sheeri K. Cabal, database admin at Mozilla and author of the popular OurSQL podcast; Jess Stratton, author and the founder of Solace Learning; and Peggy Fisher, professor of computer science at Penn State and leader of several tech-focused after-school programs for disadvantaged youth.

Here Sheeri, Jess, and Peggy talk about the key factors to their success (confidence, community, and curiosity), and the ways they’re encouraging more students to enter STEM.


The video includes my friend Jess Stratton who you may know from the IBM/Lotus world and who is now a staff author. The video also includes photos of Gab Davis, Kathy Brown, and many others of the “Nerd Girls”. It’s a “must watch” video.

Watch it now >

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Video Training for IBM Connections

I’m happy to announce that I have been hired by to author a video series entitled “Up and Running with IBM Connections”.  I have been collaborating with IBM’s Luis Benitez on this effort and he has been great to work with. My producer at Lynda, Jonathan Sears is awesome as well. I have to say that the experience has been amazing. A huge hat tip also to my friend Jess Stratton for hooking me up with and for being an amazing coach and resource. Stay tuned.

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Craig’s Smile

Cristi Jenkins and Anni Becker, Clark College students and friends of mine, created the video “Craig’s Smile”. This video was their final project in the Clark College, CGT 201 Video Web Production class, taught by my friend Chris Martin. Born with cerebral palsy, Craig Bond has lived an exemplary life where he has not let his disabilities define who he is.

Just be yourself…

CGT 201 is a required course in the Web Development AAT program at Clark College.




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