Where to Find Bruce at Clark College – Spring 2018

Mondays and Wednesdays

  • 10:00 AM – 12:20 PM CTEC 112 in SHL 125
  • 1:00 – 2:00 PM Office Hours in SHL 127
  • 3:30 PM – 5:50 PM CTEC 126 in SHL 125

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 10:30 AM – 12:50 AM CTEC 227 in SHL 124
  • 2:00 – 3:30 PM Office Hours in SHL 127

Course No. Key

CTEC 112 – Programming Essentials
CTEC 126 – JavaScript
CTEC 227 – PHP with SQL 2

Clark College Course Schedule

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That Makes 14 Microsoft MTA’s

Today I completed two more Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MTA) exams. The tests were the “Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript (Exam 98-382) and “Introduction to Programming with Using Block-Based Languages (98-380)”. The JavaScript exam focused on the following:

  • Program with JavaScript Operators, Methods, and Keywords
  • Program with Variables, Data Types, and Functions
  • Implement and Analyze Decisions and Loops
  • Interact with the Document Object Model
  • Interact with HTML Forms

 

The Block-Based Programming Exam focussed on:

  • Apply Strategies to Solve Computational Problems
  • Design Algorithms
  • Work with Data Representation in Block-Based Programming Languages
  • Solve Computational Problems by Using Modeling and Simulation
  • Code Programs in Block-Based Programming
  • Assess Personal Security in Internet Communications
  • Examine the Software Development Process

Here is a list of the MTA’s that I have completed:

  1. Microsoft Technology Associate: Mobility and Devices Fundamentals (February 9, 2017)
  2. Microsoft Technology Associate: Cloud Fundamentals (June 1, 2016)
  3. Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (January 15, 2015)
  4. Microsoft Technology Associate: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, July 17, 2014
  5. Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals, June 18, 2014
  6. Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals, June 11, 2014
  7. Microsoft Technology Associate: Database Administration Fundamentals, June 09, 2014
  8. Microsoft Technology Associate: Web Development Fundamentals, June 09, 2014
  9. Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Operating System Fundamentals, June 04, 2014
  10. Microsoft Technology Associate: Software Development Fundamentals, February 25, 2014
  11. Microsoft Technology Associate: Introduction to Programming Using Python, January 18, 2018
  12. Microsoft Technology Associate: Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS, January 23, 2018
  13. Microsoft Technology Associate: Introduction to Programming Using JavaScript, January 24, 2018
  14. Microsoft Technology Associate: Introduction to Programming Using Block-Based Languages, January 24, 2018

And I’m Back

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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)
  • PHP with SQL 1 (CTEC 127)
  • PHP with SQL 2 (CTEC 227)
  • API & Advanced Integration (CTEC 228)
  • WordPress Development (CTEC 260)

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:

  • 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)
  • 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.

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 Web Practices (CTEC 165)
  • API & Advanced Integration (CTEC 228)

In that time I have had the pleasure of working with 700+ students, received the 2013 Exceptional Faculty Award and have made many new friends and colleagues. I am also participating in several college councils and industry advisory boards. Add to the list three “30 Clicks” presentations at the Cannell Library.

My “encore career” continues to bring much joy and happines to my life.

Something all Application Developers Should Consider Reading

Front-End Architecture: A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Design Systems by Micah Godbolt

With CSS preprocessing, icon fonts, grunt workflows, pattern libraries and JavaScript MVCs, the front-end workspace is anything but simple. This complex stack of tools can no longer be pieced together on a whim. Front-End Architecture needs and deserves the same attention given to content strategy, data migration, or server configuration. This practical book helps you explore all of these important decisions—right at the stage of the project where they need to be decided.

You’ll learn about the rewards gained from early, informed decisions, and the risks incurred if choices are made too hastily, or too late. Whether you are a front-end developer or a project owner, this book will inspire you.

Micah is a friend of mine who is the author of this fabulous book on front-end architecture. You can pre-order the book on Amazon or you can purchase the early release draft from O’Rielly. I highly recommend this book. I personally have learned a tremendous amount from it.

You can also find Micah on the Sass Bites podcast.

My Fall 2015 Schedule at Clark College

Here is my class schedule for the fall 2015 quarter:

Monday – API & Advanced Integration (CTEC 228) 6:30-8:50PM, room SHL 124

Tuesday/Thursday – Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121) 10:30AM-12:50PM, room SHL 125
Tuesday/Thursday – Business Web Practices (CTEC 165) 4:00-5:50pm, room SHL 125 (Tueday) / Foster Auditorium (Thursday)

Check the Clark College website to see when you can register.