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 aboutContinue reading “Why I Teach Reason No. 17”

Business Web Practices Speaker Series Week Two

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 RunningContinue reading “Business Web Practices Speaker Series Week Two”

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. ReadContinue reading “I Do Not Agree”

Updated List of College Classes I have Taught

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) JavaScript (CTEC 126) Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python (CTEC 121)Continue reading “Updated List of College Classes I have Taught”

Jeff Haynie: Five things I will do different for my next startup

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 Read Jeff’s article >

Startup Weekend Vancouver, WA

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 areContinue reading “Startup Weekend Vancouver, WA”

Derek Featherstone: CSS, Accessibility, and You

Here’s a free, hour-long talk that Derek Featherstone recently delivered at the CSS Developer Conference in New Orleans. When most people think about accessibility, they think about HTML as the foundation for accessibility. It makes perfect sense — strong semantic HTML has a huge impact on a visually impaired person using a screen reader. But,Continue reading “Derek Featherstone: CSS, Accessibility, and You”