250 Viewers in 43 Countries

I’m extremely happy to report that my “Up and Running with IBM Connections” video course has now been viewed by 250 Lynda.com subscribers in 43 countries. All of this in one weeks time. Today I received my first “user feedback” and it was extremely positive and encouraging. You can view the first 5 videos inContinue reading “250 Viewers in 43 Countries”

Lynda.com Video: Women in STEM

This short film profiles inspiring examples of women who got their start, and found their calling, in STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. It features Sheeri K. Cabal, database admin at Mozilla and author of the popular OurSQL podcast; Jess Stratton, lynda.com author and the founder of Solace Learning; and Peggy Fisher, professor of computerContinue reading “Lynda.com Video: Women in STEM”

Seven Microsoft MTA’s Completed

Earlier this week I completed my seventh Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MTA) exam. The test was the “HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-375). This exam focussed on the following: Managing the Application Life Cycle Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Text, Graphics, and Media Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Organization, Input, andContinue reading “Seven Microsoft MTA’s Completed”

iPad for Office First Look

Jess Stratton, Lynda.com author and friend, just released a series of free videos covering the recently release Office of iPad: Introducing Microsoft Office for iPad Introducing Microsoft Word for iPad Introducing Microsoft Excel for iPad Introducing Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad Watch the videos >

Registration is Now Open for MongoDB University

Take free online courses from the creators of MongoDB. MongoDB University offers courses for both developers and DBAs. Seven week courses give you flexibility to work through material when it suits your schedule. Frequent assessments and check-ins by TAs and instructors help you verify your understanding. A certificate of completion confirms your membership in ourContinue reading “Registration is Now Open for MongoDB University”

Ars Technica: What’s the difference between college-level and corporate programming?

This article strikes home as I am now completing my first year as a college instructor who teaches computer programming: When they graduate and get their first job, a lot of students feel like they don’t really know how to program even though they may have been good programmers in college. What are some ofContinue reading “Ars Technica: What’s the difference between college-level and corporate programming?”

Podcast: Online Learning with Lynda.com

Today we interviewed Lynda.com author Jess Stratton. Jess has been a member of the IBM Collaboration Solutions Community for over decade. She has spoken at Lotusphere and other industry events. Jess now works for the online learning company Lynda.com where she helps author video training for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office and other products and technologies.Continue reading “Podcast: Online Learning with Lynda.com”