Business Web Practices Speaker Series: Tocarra Stark and Heidi Johnson Bixby

Two new videos were added to the “Business Web Practices Speaker Series” channel on YouTube. The first is Dr. Tocarra Stark, Marketing Director, Clark College and the second is Heidi Johnson Bixby of Johnson Bixby and Associates. Many thanks to Tocarra and Heidi for taking the time to speak to the Clark College community.

Please subscribe to the CTEC 165 Business Web Practices Speaker Series YouTube channel.

 

Peter Ramsing: The Ongoing Adventures of a Front End Developer

Here’s the video of Peter Ramsing‘s talk entitled “The Ongoing Adventures of a Front End Developer” which he delivered at Clark College on Wednesday afternoon. Let me just say that web development technologies have been rapidly evolving over the past several years. A day doesn’t go by when a new language, library, tool, technique isn’t trying to grab your attention. Peter talks about this and how important it is to maintain your focus. On behalf of Clark College thank you, Peter.

Here are some links

to things mentioned during Peter’s talk.

How to Configure Canvas LMS Notification Preferences

Canvas is an extremely powerful learning management system for both students and educators. One of the things that Canvas offers is the ability to configure the types and frequency of system notifications. I put together a short video that shows you have to configure email notifications, SMS, and push notifications.

Reflections on John Furniss – Fine Woodworker Video

A few days ago when I posted a link to the latest “Innovators of Vancouver” video I neglected to include my thoughts about it. Let me first say that as a child each and every Saturday, I participated in a group at the Industrial Home for the Blind (now known as the Helen Keller Institute). The group was comprised of 5-7 kids who were challenged with a visual disability. Some had vision similar to mine, and others were completely blind. We typically would spend our time going to parks, playing games and horsing around.

I always wondered as a child what would become of these kids and how they would fair as adults given their challenges. Well, this video struck a chord with me and showed me exactly what they are probably are doing today. I’m sure they are asking themselves the same question of me and others.

Frankly, I know that my parents were concerned about me and my ability to lead a life with limited vision. I’m glad that they don’t have to worry about that anymore.

Another Great Chris Martin Studios Video Production: Dale Chumbley

 

John Furniss: A Blind Woodworker

John is an amazing human being. He is kind, loves a good joke, and creates beautiful pieces of furniture. He is also happens to be blind. I first met John through his wife Anni Becker Furniss. She was featured in an earlier episode of Innovators of Vancouver and also a student in my video production class. She often talked about the work John created and that he loved to work with his hands. I knew one day making a video about how he did it was going to happen.

As John works on his wood lathe, he shares how he learned about exotic hardwoods, the visual blueprints that he turns into a reality, and how woodworking is his meditation. When he can, he volunteers at Habitat for Humanity repairing small engines and even builds things.

Thank you to John for welcoming me to his shop as he creates his next masterpiece for Innovators of Vancouver. — Chris Martin

 

Troy Uyan: Beginning a Web Development Career in the Public Sector

This week’s speaker is 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 talks about how Clark’s CTEC Web Development program helped prepare him for his job and share impressions of his current world of work.

Here’s a video of Troy’s talk given at Clark College on Wednesday, September 28, 2016:

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.

Road Runner Rules: More what you’d call Guidelines for Design Systems

Wouldn’t it be great if we could spend less time trying to style the markup we’ve been handed, and more time creating a system of smart, reusable design components?

Well, we’re in luck. With the increased popularity of pattern libraries and the Twig powered flexibility we’ll be seeing in Drupal 8, we finally have the tools to create and deploy our own design systems.

But what is a design system, and how do we create them? What rules should it follow? How do I get my team on board?

 

What To Do After Graduation‬

Be sure and show this to your recent college graduate