Here’s a short video demonstration of a program called “Electric Lights” that I wrote back in 1992 with a friend of mine. It’s based on the children’s toy “Lite-Brite.” The game was written in Microsoft C using the Microsoft Windows SDK.
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
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
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.
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” >
Here’s an updated list of the courses I have taught at Clark College in Vancouver, WA over the past 4 years:
- Web and Interface Design 1 (CTEC 270)
- Web and Interface Design 2 (CTEC 271)
- Programming Essentials (CTEC 112)
- HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122)
- Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python (CTEC 121)
- PHP with SQL 1 (CTEC 127)
- PHP with SQL 2 (CTEC 227)
- Business Web Practices (CTEC 165)
- API & Advanced Integration (CTEC 228)
- WordPress Development (CTEC 260)
- Applied Web Development (CTEC 265)
- AI, Robotics and 3D Printing 101
- Web Skills Portfolio (CTEC 293)
There are some new courses on the horizon as well that I may be teaching. Stay tuned.
While talking to my long time friend Dan Sickles about app dev and education, Dan said this:
Start them in the cloud as that’s where they will be living
Amen. I’m about to order the t-shirt.
Jeff Haynie, CEO and Co-Founder of Appcelerator just published an article entitled “Five things I will do different for my next startup“, which is well worth a read.
Here are the five lessons Jeff learned:
- Monetize earlier
- Scale slower
- Burn less
- Automate and outsource everything
- Measure everything
Startup Weekends are open to all!
They are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.
Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks.
All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on a idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
When: January 29 – January 31
Where: Clark College – Vancouver, Washington
Learn more about Startup Weekend >