Updated List of College Classes I have Taught

Here’s an updated list of the courses I have taught at Clark College in Vancouver, WA over the past 3.25 years:

  • HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122)
  • JavaScript (CTEC 126)
  • Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python (CTEC 121)
  • PHP with SQL 1 (CTEC 127)
  • Business Web Practices (CTEC 165)
  • PHP with SQL 2 (CTEC 227)
  • Business Web Practices (CTEC 165)
  • API & Advanced Integration (CTEC 228)
  • WordPress Development (CTEC 260)

There are some new courses on the horizon as well that I may be teaching. Stay tuned.

Bubble

The term bubble, as I use it, refers not only to the economic bubble in which the valuation of some tech start-ups went crazy but also to the mindset of the people working inside tech companies, the true believers, and Kool-Aid drinkers, the people who live inside their own filter bubble, brimming with self-confidence and self-regard, impervious to criticism, immunized against reality, unaware of how ridiculous they appear to the outside world — Dan Lyons

This was me just a few years ago

Slack Bot – Slack Channel Tone Analysis Using IBM Watson

In this video, I demonstrate how I used IBM Watson’s Tone Analyzer service to analyze an entire Slack channels’ textual content history. The bot allows you to select the channel you want to have analyzed and then presents charts displaying the various tones in the channel.

Slack Bot – IBM Watson Tone Analyzer

Slack Bot – IBM Watson Translation Services

 

Slack Bot – IBM Watson Tone Analyzer

Here’s a short video demonstrating how I used the IBM Watson Tone Analyzer service on IBM Bluemix to create a Slack bot that analyzes text you enter.

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Let me know if you have any questions.

Slack Bot – IBM Watson Translation Services

My New Motto

While talking to my long time friend Dan Sickles about app dev and education, Dan said this:

Start them in the cloud as that’s where they will be living

Amen. I’m about to order the t-shirt.

 

Happening Today

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Bot Therapy Sessions

I’m Bringing IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson to the Classroom

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I am very happy to announce that students enrolled in my “Intro to Programming and Problem Solving” class at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington will be using IBM Bluemix and IBM Watson this week in class. Students will be building a language translation program and a tone analyzer program using the Python programming language.

Many thanks to IBM for their “Academic Initiative” program which makes it easy for educators to get access to IBM Bluemix for a limited time.

Students in my other programming language course will also soon be using Bluemix and Watson.

Stay tuned.

“Coping with Humans:” A Support Group for Bots

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