Software Development, Web Design, Training


Speaking at Ortus Developer Week

Tomorrow (Sunday) I'm giving a my talk "Crash Course In AngularJS and Ionic" for Ortus Developer Week.  ODW is a week-long series of sessions being provided by Ortus Solutions.  The sessions are FREE and open to everyone.

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ColdFusion Summit Recap

Another successful ColdFusion Summit!  I'm sitting at the airport waiting for my flight home, attempting to wrap my head around everything that's happened the last few days.  There was a metric ton of great content from both Adobe proper and all the presenters.  I saw absolutely no outright bad sessions, everything was top notch (a couple of very minor demo fails, but no real show-stoppers).  I didn't take as many notes as I usually do; all the slide decks were pretty informative and are available for download -- there wasn't much else for me to document.

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WordCamp Sacramento Recap

The first WordCamp Sacramento was yesterday.  This was also the first WordCamp I've ever attended (in any location).  I don't advertise myself as "WordPress specialist" tho I have done a few projects with it for clients (I try to be objective and pick the right tool for the job, rather than having a default go-to platform for everything -- though I will say ColdFusion ends up as my tool of choice way more often than anything else, but I digress).  So while I was an attendee and a speaker, I probably had a different mindset and perhaps a different level of expectation than many others at the conference.  Overall the conference was successful, though it was clear that this was the first one and not all the kinks had been worked out just yet. Hey, nothing's perfect.  

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WordCamp Notes -- HTTPS is Coming: Are you Prepared?, Zack Tollman

(Zack's talk was easily the best one at all of WordCamp. He really knows his content and is an excellent presenter. I highly recommend watching this preso the next time Zack is presenting!)

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WordCamp Notes -- Content Design: Getting The Most From Your Content And Images, Dawn Pedersen

How users read on the web?
don't read word for word
instead they SCAN

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WordCamp Notes - Local Development with Vagrant and VVV, Jonathan Trujillo

Step 1 -- set up a VM
Works with Virtual Box (by default)
also works with VMWare and WorkStation
VMWare is more efficient than Virtual Box

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My Adobe CF Summit Schedule

I'm in Las Vegas for the Adobe CF Summit, and will be giving my talk "MVC With and Without a Framework" on Tuesday morning. Below is my schedule for the conference. See you there!

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My WordCamp Schedule

Here's my best guess as to where I'll be hanging out at WordCamp Sacramento. Given that the tracks don't use the same timeslots for all the classes, this isn't as accurate as I'd like it to be. But hey, there are only 2 tracks, it can't be THAT wrong. :)

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Speaking at WordCamp Sacramento

It's definitely conference season! This is my third speaking engagement in the last month. Tomorrow I'm speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2015, giving my talk "Git Source Control: For The Rest of Us".

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CFCamp Notes -- API Management from the Trenches, Matt Gifford

APIs are where it's at .
We should all be building APIs for most things these days.

is the API still active?
how strong is the community?
what kind of feedback is there on it?

try not to rely on ONE api to manage everything under your code


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