- September 29, 2017
- My NCDevCon 2017 Schedule
Next weekend is NCDevCon 2017, the premier web/mobile development conference. And I don’t just say that because I’m giving 2 talks there. It’s a weekend; there’s no need to ask the boss for PTO. It’s super cheap; you get access to all 5 tracks of content for mere 200 bucks. The conference is big enough to have something for everybody, yet still has a great personal feel in how it’s organized. With so much good content, I need a game plan for the weekend. Here’s where you’ll be able to find me:
- September 12, 2017
- Speaking at NCDevCon 2017
The registration form has been completed and the “Speaking Engagements” pod on my website has been updated, I guess that makes it official: I’m speaking at NCDevCon next month in North Carolina.
- September 12, 2017
- September 6, 2017
- SEO Optimization: Class Notes
Last week I took a class on SEO Optimization; here are my class notes:
- September 4, 2017
- PHP Training in San Francisco This Weekend
Bay Area folks, who wants to learn PHP?! I’m teaching a 2-day Intro to Web Programming With PHP class this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 9 and 10) in San Francisco at BAVC. There are still a couple slots left in the class; I can get you a discount on the price if you book through me. More info at the link in the comments section; any questions, just ask. Hope to see you there!
- August 30, 2017
- Mura CMS: Display Objects Inside Display Objects
Among other changes, Mura 7 includes several new updates to Display Objects. One of the new features we learned about (and helped QA with Blue River while working on a project with them) was the ability to add Display Objects inside other Display Objects. It's actually quite simple, and gives you a lot of flexibility for more advanced UI options.
- August 18, 2017
- SacInteractive Needs a New Co-Manager
Local techie friends, I'm in need of a co-manager to help run my SacInteractive monthly meetup. The current co-manager is moving out of state next month. Anyone interested?
- July 26, 2017
- SacInteractive presents: Docker For Developers
This August SacInteractive will have Dave Jones back to give his talk "Docker For Developers".
- July 22, 2017
- CF.Objective 2017 Recap
Greetings from 30,000 feet in the air! I never used to “splurge” for airplane wifi. These days there is just too much to do to lose 5 or 6 hours being disconnected, especially after a conference.
CF.Objective 2017 wrapped up last night. There were quite a few changes from previous years. In no particular order:
- July 22, 2017
- CF.Objective Notes: Docker In Production, Geoff Bowers
(I didn’t take a ton of notes while Geoff was speaking, I was busy trying to focus on what he was saying. Docker is one of those tools that hasn’t “clicked” completely for me yet. I use it pretty regularly, but mostly via instruction from other people on my teams. Mark Drew’s talk on Docker was great, as was Geoff’s other talk on Docker. Hopefully they present again at future conferences for others to learn from.)
- July 22, 2017
- CF.Objective Notes: Automate Thyself, Luis Majano
why most people don’t test
test harness — they start but they never finish
where do you start applying testing techniques
what to test?
what NOT to test?
- July 18, 2017
- CMD Office Hours: Get your hot consultancy here! at CF.Objective
Fun fact: South of Shasta splits a lot of projects with other agencies. A great one among them is our collection of friends from across the pond, Charlie Mark Delta.
Mark Drew from CMD and I will be speaking together at CF.Objective, hosting “CMD Office Hours: Get your hot consultancy here!”. Come ask us questions about the projects we do together at CMD, tools we use to manage projects, software practices, Mark’s favorite Aliens references, Nolan’s favorite guitar players, languages and frameworks we use, anything you like!
- July 18, 2017
- Moderating "Longevity In An Ever Changing Industry" at CF.Objective
As luck would have it, I’ll be moderating said panel discussion! Come join Mark Drew (CMD), Luis Majano (Ortus Solutions) Dave Ferguson (Silvervine Software) and myself as we all talk about our experiences of writing software professionally for, well, a really long time!
- July 13, 2017
- My cf.Objective 2017 Schedule
Next week is cf.Objective 2017! Yes, they’re back to the original name, moved to D.C. and with more of a ColdFusion / CFML focus than the last couple of years. I’m really looking forward to seeing the new take on the conference (and doing a bit of tourist stuff while I’m in DC). Below is my best guess as to where you can find me at the conference. Shameless plug: I’m giving 2 presentations this year on Dependency Injection and Best Practices (or lack thereof), come join us!
- July 2, 2017
- jQuery Class in San Francisco Next Weekend
Bay Area folks! Who wants to learn jQuery? I’m teaching an “Intro to jQuery” class July 8 and 9 at the Bay Area Video Coalition. There are a few spots left in the class; I may be able to get you a discount on the cost (if you're not already a member at BAVC). Drop me a message for more info.
- June 20, 2017
- SacInteractive: What you don't know about your own resume
This Wednesday at SacInteractive we have Josh Gurin from TekSystems coming to talk about "What you don't know about your own resume".
- May 8, 2017
- SacInteractive Show And Tell
For the May SacInteractive meeting we’re going to do something a little different. Rather than having 1 main presenter, we’re going to do a “show and tell” with our group. Got something cool you’d like to show off for a few minutes? Bring it! Found a new plugin, app or tool that’s making your development easier? Come tell us about it! We’ll give everyone 10 to 15 minutes to show off something, and we’ll have some follow-up discussions as well. Come join us!
- May 4, 2017
- Who Wants to Learn jQuery in San Francisco?
San Francisco nerds! Who wants to learn jQuery? I’m teaching an “Intro to jQuery” class May 20 and 21 at the Bay Area Video Coalition. There are a few spots left in the class; I may be able to get you a discount on the cost (if you're not already a member at BAVC). Drop me a message for more info.
- May 3, 2017
- Speaking at CF.Objective 2017
The calendar has been posted, I guess that makes it official. I’m speaking at CF.Objective 2017!
I’ll be giving two talks: “Dependency Injection, Why Is It Awesome and Why Should I Care?” and “Best Practices Are Best, Except When They're Not”. I’ve made some updates to both talks recently; if you’ve seen them at previous conferences, there will be at least some new (to you) content in each talk. Card is subject to change, some restrictions apply. ;)