10th annual Vermont Code Camp, My First Visit

On September 15, 2018, the 10th annual Vermont Code Camp was held at Champlain College in Burlington, VT.  For several years, this annual one-day conference has been on my radar screen.  For various reasons, I have not been able to attend.  But finally in 2018, I was able to make the trek up to Burlington.  It was a beautiful Saturday morning drive up Route 7 to the VT Code Camp.

As you can see from the schedule of sessions on the homepage, there were 28 sessions to choose from (7 time slots x 4 classrooms). I attended the following sessions:

  • Internet of Things with Scott Thibault (Bit Banging and Other Fun Programming on the Edge)
  • Single Page Webapps (SPA) with Bradley Holt (Enterprise Apps for the Web Platform)
  • SEO with John Waterman (Everything SEO: Strategy, Process, Technical Implementation, Tools, & the Real World)
  • UX / UI with Kyle Mitofsky (Practical UX and UI for Developers)
  • IT Careers with Kip Steele (How to get a great job and build a network in a rural market)
  • Project Management with Annmarie Curley (5 Key Skills & Tools to Instantly Improve Project Success)
  • WordPress with Josh Lee (Developer’s Guide to WordPress)

For some time slots it was a tough choice as to which session to attend.  Luckily, if you join the Meetup group for Vermont Coders Connection, in the comment section for the VT Code Camp post, you can get the links to some of the slide decks for other presentations.

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Stafford Tech Center offering new courses in Web Application Development

Stafford Technical Center Adult Education will be offering new courses in Web Application Development, starting in Fall 2018.

I will be teaching the following courses:

COMP-19: Introduction to Web Development: Starting with HTML5
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 11 – October 18, 2018

COMP-20: Web Development: Introduction to Interactivity with JavaScript
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm – October 23 – December 18, 2018

COMP-21: Web Development: Introduction to Styling with CSS
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:15 pm, October 25 – December 20, 2018

Courses in 2019: PHP, SQL and WordPress

For more information, you can view this video press release on PEG-TV:

https://vp.telvue.com/player?id=T00969&video=338013

 

Try Trinket.io for animated Python event promo (Mint Makerspace Grand Opening)

For this weekend’s MINT Makerspace Grand Opening event I put together an animated promo / poster on trinket.io website.  The viewer can see the Python program code side-by-side with the logos being drawn for The Mint Makerspace and Rutland Mini Maker Faire logos (joint event).  For some Mint-y “eye candy”:

https://trinket.io/python/fcc92aa58d

Trinket.io provides Python coding capability in a browser, so there is no need to install Python on laptop or PC.  Trinket also has capability for HTML coding and simple music composition in browser.  Trinket.io also has tutorials for Python and HTML.  Python trinkets can also be viewed on tablets and smartphones.  So you can learn to code or read Python code from your phone!  Python is a popular coding language and is used on the Raspberry Pi computer.  If you are involved in a Makerspace community, Python is a handy language to learn.

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