This Week in the Business Web Practices Speaker Series: Web Career Journeys

This week’s Business Web Practices lecture features two individuals with strong ties to Clark College; CTEC and CGT adjunct instructor Fellene Gaylord and Web Development program graduate Christine Watson. Both will share tales of their career journeys with a stress on how successful careers in the world of the web require one to be fluid, open to change, and be willing to regularly develop and expand their skill sets.

Hope to see you on Weds. 11/2/16 at 4:30 in Foster Auditorium at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington.

A schedule of all of the speakers participating in this year’s series as well as the video archive for the series can be found at http://bit.ly/CTEC165 and you can subscribe to our new YouTube CTEC 165 channel at http://bit.ly/CTEC165Videos

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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Jane Croft: The Importance and Role of Quality Assurance in Software Development

Here is the video from Jane Croft’s talk at Clark College’s Business Web Practices class entitled “The Importance and Role of Quality Assurance in Software Development”

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So this Happened Last Week

Many thanks to Tommy Henriksen and Glen Sobel of the Alice Cooper band for letting me sit behind Glen’s drums at the Tacoma, Washington show. More on Tommy and the show coming soon.

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This Week: The Importance and Role of Quality Assurance in Software Development

This week, Jane Croft will be giving a talk entitled “The Importance and Role of Quality Assurance in Software Development” as part of the Clark College Business Web Practices Speaker Series. Jane is a returning to our speaker series for her second time. The talk she gave last year was one of my favorites.

Here is some information about Jane:

I am an Anthem (formerly WellPoint) associate with over 8 years of dedicated service and over 25 years in healthcare. Because of my strong organizational, resource and project management skills on multiple complex projects and initiatives, I am considered among the best Quality Assurance leaders. Ad3c2cb0avocating quality and best practices of Information Technology testing and LEAN Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology has given me the opportunity to be a part of building new testing organization at Anthem with the QA Management Team. I aspire to be a Test Architect leading into Test Management and/or Project Management with CSQA and/or PMI certification by year 2015-2016 and become a paid public speaker advocating for the deaf communities. Currently the Co-Chair of Anthem Disability Associate Resource Group (Abilities Beyond Limited Expectations – ABLE).

These talks are open to the public and take place at Clark College in the Foster Auditorium at 4:30pm Wednesday’s at 4:30pm. Here is the Fall 2016 schedule. You can also subscribe to the CTEC 165 Business Web Practices Speaker Series YouTube channel.

 

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.

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Dear Web Developers

Make it work it before you make it nice. Or better yet – make it work perfectly before adding the visual pizza.

Thank you,
Bruce

Saw the above on Twitter by Rian Rietveld who was giving a talk on web accessibility at a WordPress WordCamp conference

College Instructor Pro Tip No. 6

When an assignment has been available for 2 weeks and you ask for an extension on the day it is due isn’t cool.

College Instructor Pro Tip No. 5

Read through the assignment in its entirety. Read through it again and maybe a third time. If you only use the grading rubric to go by, you will possibly miss key elements of the assignment.

A Splash of Color

The Vancouver Watersheds Alliance, its partners and numerous local artists have given Vancouver’s Main Street a splash of color. The murals remind residents that what flows through our storm drains eventually leads to our rivers. If it’s not rain, it doesn’t belong in the drain!

I love this idea and I’m excited to go walk through the City of Vancouver to find them all.