Business Web Practices Speaker Series Week Two

When: Wednesday, September 28
Where: Clark College, Foster Hall Auditorium 4:30 pm
Session Title: Beginning a Web Development Career in the Public Sector
Session Speaker: Troy Uyan, Web Developer, Clark County Government, Washington State

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This week’s speaker is also a Clark College Alum success story.  A few years ago, Troy Uyan was a Clark Running Start student exploring career options.  He is currently employed as a web developer for the government of Clark County. He’ll talk about how Clark’s CTEC Web Development program helped prepare him for his job and share impressions of his current world of work. 

This event  is a part of The Business Web Practices Speaker Series curated by Clark Instructor Bruce Elgort. It is held on Wednesdays throughout  Fall Quarter, 4:30-5:50PM, Main Clark Campus,  Foster Auditorium (FHL 126).  This event focuses on business leaders as well as those with successful careers in web development providing their insights on opportunities and challenges that face those who practice commerce and provide services for our local communities. All sessions are free and open to the Clark community and the public at large. 

Be sure to check out the complete list of programs and speakers as well as videos of past speakers.

Aaron Hockley: A Passionate Intersection: Technology, Photography and Social Media

Here’s a video recording of the talk Aaron Hockley gave to my Business Web Practices (CTEC 165) class at Clark College earlier this week.

Getting Work to Work: Results May Vary

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Not all advice you will receive throughout your life and career will be good for you. In this episode of Getting Work To Work, Chris Martin shares the importance of developing and fine-tuning your filter of advice so that you are able to discount what is not helpful, think about what is useful, and apply what is important.

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Create Your Own Resources

As a creative professional, creating your own resources and intellectual property is a great way of establishing yourself as an expert, learning to communicate what you do, and helping others. In this episode of the Getting Work To Work podcast, Chris Martin shares his journey of creating his own resources and the ways he has been building up his creative discipline. Finally, he talks about five questions to ask yourself as you begin to create your own resources.

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Get Involved with an Advisory Committee

Clark College has over 25 active advisory committees that include members from the business community, instructional staff, and students. Committee work is fun and engaging as it allows staff, students and industry to discuss business trends, program curriculum, students success stories and much more. Here’s a link to Clark’s Advisory Committee. Look on the right side of the page for a list of the committees. Click on one of the links to learn more.

Clark College Advisory Committees >

 

Announcing the Speaker List for Business Web Practices

I am happy to announce the speaker and session list for my Business Web Practices class at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. These events are open to the public and take place in Foster Auditorium. If you have any questions please let me know.

View the speaker schedule along with speaker bios >

APIs for Dummies – A Free eBook by IBM

Modern business ecosystems need to rethink their approach to innovation and integration. This eBook is your guide to applying the power of APIs to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing a world of devices and sensors.

Get the eBook >

Dream Big, Act Bigger

Do you know what the dreams for your life and business are? Are you daily acting to turn those dreams into reality? In this episode of the Getting Work To Work podcast, Chris Martin shares the importance of writing down your dreams for your business, why you should daily act to make them happen, and five ways you can dream big and act bigger.

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You Suck at Excel with Joel Spolsky

Hat tip to Stan Rogers for sharing it.

Replace “WordPress” with “Yellow Bubble”: An Open Letter to the WordPress Community

A few years ago, I fell in love with the WordPress community, as I have spoken about.  Even my wife sees people she has never met, as family.  The people I have had the pleasure of meeting in the WordPress community have made a dramatic impact on my life, and I thank you all, but some of you have become the thing I dread each day.

You know, I used to enjoy checking Twitter and see what many of you are up to.  Now, I scroll through occasionally; only to usually see some kind of bullshit labeled as #wpdrama.  Some of you are nodding but haven’t the slightest clue of what I’m talking about.  I’m not protesting those who bring up controversial topics.  I’m protesting those who slap a #wpdrama label on something and sweep it under the rug.

To be fair, I went through this same thing years ago in the Lotus “yellow bubble”. It was a dark time for me personally, but I took myself out of it and am now in a much better place. Does anybody remember the term “attack kittens”? Again, this is way in the past and you really need to read the article. Bubbles are everywhere and some now call them “pimples” that need to be popped.

I highly recommend that you read this post by “Jeff Matson” entitled “An Open Letter to the WordPress Community“.