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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Business Web Practices Speaker Series: Dale Chumbley Real Estate, Digital Marketing & Social Media

This week’s Business Web Practices lecture features Dale Chumbley, a real estate professional with a passion and successful track record with digital marketing and social media. I first encountered Dale several years ago at an event of technology professionals and was impressed by the presentation he did about wildly successful social media web project, 365 Things to Do in Vancouver, WA.  I hope you will get the opportunity to join us on Weds. 11/17/16 at 4:30 in Foster Auditorium to learn how a business professional developed a relationship with technology that has proven to be quite successful.

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 see all of the lectures that have taken place so far this quarter at  http://bit.ly/CTEC165Videos

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Dale Chumbley
Realtor and Social Media Pioneer, Real Living Real Estate

Dale Chumbley is a 2nd generation real estate professional in Vancouver, Washington  with over 20 years of experience He is recognized nationally for his mix of traditional real estate and technologically cutting edge marketing. In his spare time, Dale enjoys organizing interactive real estate education events and teaching others how to leverage social media to expand their online reach.

He was named by Inman News one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders in the country. He is the founder of 365 Things To Do In Vancouver, WA on Facebook. In 2014 Dale served as his local Association’s President and was named REALTOR® of the Year. Dale was most recently named one of The Top 20 Social Influencers of Residential Real Estate 2016 by Swanepoel Power 200 nationally.  Dale also has spoken at a great number of Real Estate and technology-related events and conferences.

Yeah, this…

This conversation took place late last night on Slack:

Student: Bruce I see you the Sublime Text editor.

Bruce:
I have tried many of them out and prefer Sublime.

Student:
I want to be a professional web developer one day. I also have some questions about the assignment that’s due tomorrow.

Bruce:
A professional web developer wouldn’t start a project the day before it was due.

Student:
Only the good pros do.

Bruce:
It better be perfect then.

Eliza Greenwood: The Convergence of Digital Marketing and Accessibility

This week’s Business Web Practices lecture features Eliza Greenwood, a web professional who focuses on marketing and social media deliverability concerns for people with disabilities. Eliza Greenwood is a freelance digital marketer and accessibility evangelist. This means she attends bleeding edge accessibility conferences, meeting developers and designers who are working on digital solutions that make the web accessible to people with disabilities, then working with clients to ensure accessible marketing. Eliza also examines social media use in this space, identifying opportunities for better accessibility and to keep a pulse on varying trends across channels. When not working from home or out meeting clients and nurturing relationships with talent, Eliza enjoys hiking and tracking real estate with her wife and friends.

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. Again, be sure to check out the complete list of programs and speakers as well as closed captioned videos of past speakers at http://bit.ly/CTEC165 and at http://bit.ly/CTEC165Videos

Proud Clark College Instructor

I’m truly thankful for the professional network that I have worked hard to build and maintain, pay off not for me but for my students. What do I mean by this? I’m seeing graduates from programs at Clark College going to work for companies and organizations that started with some “matchmaking” and introductions from my network. There’s no greater feeling in the world than seeing a graduate enter the workforce. I’m truly blessed.

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.