Announcing Two New Non-Credit Classes at Clark College

I’m happy to announce two new exciting “non-credit” courses that are being offered this Fall through Clark College that I wanted you to know about! Develop Web Pages Using HTML & CSS Level 1 – The first section of this course starts on October 12, 2020, and runs for 3 weeks. Classes are on ZoomContinue reading “Announcing Two New Non-Credit Classes at Clark College”

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’tContinue reading “Peter Ramsing: The Ongoing Adventures of a Front End Developer”

And I’m Back

I’m delighted to be part of Clark College for another year. This marks my fourth year at the college teaching web development. Here’s a list of all the courses that I have taught: Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python (CTEC 121) HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122) JavaScript (CTEC 126) Business Web Practices (CTEC 165)Continue reading “And I’m Back”

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”

Three Years as a College Professor

This month I completed my third year as a professor at Clark College, located in Vancouver, Washington. Here are the courses I have taught: HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122) JavaScript (CTEC 126) Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python (CTEC 121) PHP with SQL 1 (CTEC 127) PHP with SQL 2 (CTEC 227) Business WebContinue reading “Three Years as a College Professor”

Here’s what I am teaching this winter at Clark College

For the winter quarter I will be teaching the following courses at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington: CTEC 121: Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (Python) – 5 credits CTEC 122: HTML Fundamentals (HTML/HTML5/CSS) – 4 credits CTEC 127: PHP/MySQL 1 – 5 credits If you are interested in taking any of these classes please letContinue reading “Here’s what I am teaching this winter at Clark College”

This is why I teach at Clark College

I just received this message from a graduate of the Clark College Web Development program: Hey Bruce! Just wanted to say hi and give you an update. I’ve been at my front end developer job for almost three months and I received an awesome 90 day review from my employer (they had nothing bad toContinue reading “This is why I teach at Clark College”

A Different Kind of Final [Exam]

Computer Technology students get real-world experience by presenting to industry experts On Thursday, June 11, students in Clark College instructor Bruce Elgort’s PHP and SQL programming class (CTEC 227) will face an audience. While that might be standard for a class in the performance arts, it’s less expected in a computer science course focused onContinue reading “A Different Kind of Final [Exam]”