And that’s a wrap! Thank you, Clark College Business Web Practices speakers!

I’m very thankful for all of the guest speakers who took time from their busy schedules to spend a few hours talking with students in the Business Web Practices class at Clark College. Each of you made an impact on each and every student, which I know they really appreciated.

  • Aaron Hockley: Photography & WordCamp Speaker
  • Peter Ramsing: Software Developer and Project Leader Veelo
  • Jane Croft: Quality Assurance Senior Analyst/Manager, Anthem
  • Callie Carroll: User Experience (UX) Researcher
  • Dave Barcos: Founder – The Bridge Incubator
  • Christine Watson: Project Manager, Formations Design Group, LLC
  • Fellene Gaylord: Creative in Chief at Sirius Media LLC and Adjunct Professor at Clark College
  • Cheryl Bledsoe: Technology & Accreditation Manager at Clackamas County Communications
  • Jason Wright: Chief Operations Officers, Webfor
  • Dale Chumbley: Realtor and Social Media Pioneer, Real Living Real Estate
  • Adriana Vela: MarketTecNexus, Founder
  • Eliza Greenwood: Freelance Digital Marketer, ESODAS, LLC
  • Sophie Banner: Mission Marketer // Communications Specialist // Creative Strategist, City of Vancouver

Learn more about the speakers and watch videos of their talks.

Also, a big shout out to Tim Cook, Adam Coleman, Chris Martin, Arlo Petersen, William Hafer, Fellene Gaylord, Helen Martin and Robert Hughes for their continued support and encouragement throughout my teaching journey.


You Suck at Excel with Joel Spolsky

Hat tip to Stan Rogers for sharing it.


Earlier today my video series “Up and Running with IBM Connections” reached 500 viewers in 57 countries. I continue to be humbled by the feedback subscribers and IBM Connections users are leaving.

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Advertisements 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, author and the founder of Solace Learning; and Peggy Fisher, professor of computer science at Penn State and leader of several tech-focused after-school programs for disadvantaged youth.

Here Sheeri, Jess, and Peggy talk about the key factors to their success (confidence, community, and curiosity), and the ways they’re encouraging more students to enter STEM.


The video includes my friend Jess Stratton who you may know from the IBM/Lotus world and who is now a staff author. The video also includes photos of Gab Davis, Kathy Brown, and many others of the “Nerd Girls”. It’s a “must watch” video.

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Video Training for IBM Connections

I’m happy to announce that I have been hired by to author a video series entitled “Up and Running with IBM Connections”.  I have been collaborating with IBM’s Luis Benitez on this effort and he has been great to work with. My producer at Lynda, Jonathan Sears is awesome as well. I have to say that the experience has been amazing. A huge hat tip also to my friend Jess Stratton for hooking me up with and for being an amazing coach and resource. Stay tuned.

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Craig’s Smile

Cristi Jenkins and Anni Becker, Clark College students and friends of mine, created the video “Craig’s Smile”. This video was their final project in the Clark College, CGT 201 Video Web Production class, taught by my friend Chris Martin. Born with cerebral palsy, Craig Bond has lived an exemplary life where he has not let his disabilities define who he is.

Just be yourself…

CGT 201 is a required course in the Web Development AAT program at Clark College.




iPad for Office First Look

Jess Stratton, 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

Office for iPadWatch the videos >