Updated List of College Classes I have Taught

Updated list of classes I teach at Clark College

Bruce Elgort

Here’s an updated list of the courses I have taught at Clark College in Vancouver, WA over the past 4 years:

  • Programming Essentials (CTEC 112)
  • 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.

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Slack Bot – Slack Channel Tone Analysis Using IBM Watson

Bruce Elgort

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

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Why I Teach Reason No. 17

I just received this feedback from Troy Uyan’s presentation at Clark College earlier this week:

I just finished Troy’s presentation. He is an extraordinary individual. If I didn’t know any better, I would think he had at least 5 to 10 years experience. He is extremely accomplished in such a short time. His story about realizing that if a textbook had 13 chapters and only 8 were covered he would finish the other five chapters was very telling about his desire to excel.

Troy was a former student of mine who completed the Web Development program at Clark College, located in Vancouver, Washington.

Watch Troy’s talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sPON2O4_q8

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 >

Learn PHP and SQL this Fall!

Hello!

Are you interested in learning PHP and SQL? If so, please consider taking my course this fall which is being offered on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10:30am-12:50pm at Clark College located in Vancouver, Washington.

Got questions? Please ask.

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The Business of Beacons

Sometimes You Go Back To Bed

In this week’s episode of Getting Work To Work, Chris Martin talks about owning your schedule and the importance of taking care of your physical and mental health. As creative professionals, it can be easy to push your needs aside for the sake of the work, but sometimes you go back to bed to hit the reset switch.

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And I’m Back

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I’m delighted to be part of Clark College for another year. This marks my fourth year at the college teaching web development. Here’s a list of all the courses that I have taught:

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

Generalists vs. Specialists

In this week’s episode of the Getting Work To Work podcast, Chris Martin talks about whether an artist should be a generalist or a specialist. As a creative generalist with interests in multiple subjects including filmmaking, web design and development, photography, teaching and more, Chris struggles with the advice of picking one pursuit and doing only that.

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I Do Not Agree

Going to shit

2015 is when web development went to shit. Web development used to be nice. You could fire up a text editor and start creating JS and CSS files. You can absolutely still do this. That has not changed. So yes, everything I’m about to say can be invalidated by saying that.

Read “The Sad State of Web Development” >