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

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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.

Get Involved with an Advisory Committee

Clark College has over 25 active advisory committees that include members from the business community, instructional staff, and students. Committee work is fun and engaging as it allows staff, students and industry to discuss business trends, program curriculum, students success stories and much more. Here’s a link to Clark’s Advisory Committee. Look on the right side of the page for a list of the committees. Click on one of the links to learn more.

Clark College Advisory Committees >

 

Announcing the Speaker List for Business Web Practices

I am happy to announce the speaker and session list for my Business Web Practices class at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. These events are open to the public and take place in Foster Auditorium. If you have any questions please let me know.

View the speaker schedule along with speaker bios >

What I Can Offer You and Your Company

A year ago I re-opened my professional consultancy and have had the pleasure of working with several local and global companies and organizations. Here’s a partial list of some of the things I can do for you:
  • Provide an honest assessment of your information technology operation
  • Offer executives a “plain English” explanation of technology
  • Provide you a motivated and expert speaker for company events and conferences
  • Personalized executive technology coaching and training
  • Help you answer the question “IT tells me everything is perfect but is it really?”
  • Offer you the cold hard facts about social media
  • Provide opinions and constructive feedback for new software and hardware initiatives
  • Help you learn more about the “cloud”, its benefits and how it can be implemented
  • Assist you in determining if your company’s data is secure

Learn more >

 

Co-Working in Vancouver, Washington

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We Made it Onto the “Best List”

SEATTLE — Nine Washington community colleges, including Clark College in Vancouver, are on list of the 150 best in the nation.

The Aspen College Excellence Program picks its top 150 by doing a data review. It picks the schools that show the most student success, in term of persistence, completion and transfer.

The program wants to see consistent improvement over time, as well as equity in outcomes for students of all racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

This web development insructor is very proud of Clark’s students, administration, staff and faculty.

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I’m Very Proud

Recent Clark College Web Development graduate Troy Uyan was part of a five person team that designed and developed the new Clark County website.

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Troy graduated with a degree in web development and was a student in my HTML Fundamentals, Intro to Programming, JavaScript, PHP/SQL 1 and PHP/SQL 2 classes. Troy initially served as an intern at the county and then was offered a full-time position. Troy was in the web deveopment program for two years.

Troy’s role in the project was that of front end developer and co-designer of the site. Troy also produced all of the training videos and other resources.

I’m super proud of Troy and what he has accomplished.

You can check out the new Clark County site here.

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 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 >

Innovators of Vancouver: Brandie Kajino

Chris Martin Studios recently released the next video in his “Innovators of Vancouver” series. This episode is focused on Brandie Kajino, a food writer at spoonandsaucer.com and all-around wonderful human. Learn more about Brandie’s food journey at spoonandsaucer.com.