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Network World: What’s next for IBM’s enterprise social business
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Fri, Feb 12th 2016 164
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Thu, Feb 11th 2016 48
Say What? IBM and Education
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 265
Wanted: IT Security & Compliance Manager
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Network World: In search of IBM Verse
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 83
Next Time You are in Oregon, Let’s Go Here
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Say What? IBM and Education
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 265
Jeff Haynie: Five things I will do different for my next startup
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 164
#TheWayToMigrate off of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 125
Wanted: IT Security & Compliance Manager
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 125
Network World: In search of IBM Verse
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 83
Next Time You are in Oregon, Let’s Go Here
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 48
Miranda Slayter: UX Portfolios — Everybody is lying to you
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 48
Network World: What’s next for IBM’s enterprise social business
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 37
Now Available: Frontend Architecture for Design Systems: A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Websites
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We Made it Onto the “Best List”
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Bruce Elgort
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Network World: What’s next for IBM’s enterprise social business
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 11:30a   Bruce Elgort
IBM Enterprise Social Solutions GM Jeff Schick emceed the company’s recent Connect conference in Orlando, where Big Blue updated customers and partners on its latest collaboration, mobile and cloud efforts, emphasizing a message of “Make Every Moment Count.” Schick managed to squeeze in a few of those precious moments for reporters to follow up with […]
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Jeff Haynie: Five things I will do different for my next startup
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 10:43a   Bruce Elgort
Jeff Haynie, CEO and Co-Founder of Appcelerator just published an article entitled “Five things I will do different for my next startup“, which is well worth a read. Here are the five lessons Jeff learned: Monetize earlier Scale slower Burn less Automate and outsource everything Measure everything Read Jeff’s article >
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Miranda Slayter: UX Portfolios — Everybody is lying to you
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 4:19p   Bruce Elgort
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Say What? IBM and Education
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 11:44a   Bruce Elgort
Last night the Dean of my divison at the college sent an email that she received from the Washington State, Center of Excellence. In the email were many things, but one of those things caught my attention. Here it is: The IBM BlueMix team offers IT instructors to enroll in a “no-charge” program called “IBM […]
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Wanted: IT Security & Compliance Manager
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 10:49a   Bruce Elgort
Consolidated Metco, a company located in Vancouver, Washington is looking for an IT Security & Compliance Manager. Here are the job details: http://amsted.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5220448 Good luck and let me know if you apply for the job ;-)
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Network World: In search of IBM Verse
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 10:38a   Bruce Elgort
Network World’s Bob Brown published an article entitled “In Search of Verse” where he talks about Verse and Toscana. It’s a nice summary and worth a read. It’s been almost exactly 10 months since IBM formally launched its analytics-infused messaging system called Verse, and while the company’s announcement of “software for a new way to […]
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Next Time You are in Oregon, Let’s Go Here
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 9:58p   Bruce Elgort
 
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#TheWayToMigrate off of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 12:20a   Bruce Elgort
LDC Via just released a new white paper entitled “LDC Via: a new way to migrate“. I highly recommend that you go and read the whitepaper and schedule some time with the folks at LDC Via. Tell them I sent you. If you are at IBM Connect in Orlando, it would be great to find Ben, […]
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Now Available: Frontend Architecture for Design Systems: A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Websites
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 12:20p   Bruce Elgort
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We Made it Onto the “Best List”
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 12:05a   Bruce Elgort
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 […]
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10 Years for MacOSKen Podcast
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 10:37a   Bruce Elgort
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XPages Developer in California Wanted
Sun, Jan 24th 2016 6:32p   Bruce Elgort
Would you be kind enough to post on your blogs/FB pages that Princess Cruises has a FT position open for an XPages/Domino developer. The Sr. Programmer/Analyst position is at our Santa Clarita, CA office and our Domino/XPages team is about 13 people. Telecommuting is not an option. Great benefits package and plenty of work. If […]
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Video: Adding Your Own Integrations Into Slack
Sun, Jan 24th 2016 5:55p   Bruce Elgort
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Video: How to Add an App to Slack
Sun, Jan 24th 2016 4:59p   Bruce Elgort
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Slack: What Great Execution Looks Like
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 6:58p   Bruce Elgort
For those of you who know me, I’m a huge fan and user of Slack; both the company and the product. Here are some things that Slack has done and continues to do right: Social Media: They know how to use social media to connect with their users. They respond to every tweet and do their […]
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Now Open For Business
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 3:10p   Bruce Elgort
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Highly Recommended: Above Avalon Podcast
Sat, Jan 16th 2016 3:07p   Bruce Elgort
Neil Cybart publishes the Above Avalon podcast and website. I have been listening to his podcast now for a few weeks and really enjoy the conent. Above Avalon takes a weekly look into Apple topics ranging from business strategy to product outlooks Let me know what you think of his show. Highly recommended.  
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Liberate your IBM Notes and Domino Data!
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:20p   Bruce Elgort
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You Won’t Want to Miss This, Seriously
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 11:18a   Bruce Elgort
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Year 4
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 1:39p   Bruce Elgort
Today marks the beginning of my fourth year as a college instructor at Clark College. I’m amazed at how quickly the time flies by. Here are a few things that I have learned about teaching at a community college that I thought I would share with you: Seeing students graduate from your program and getting […]
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I’m Very Proud
Sun, Jan 3rd 2016 9:56a   Bruce Elgort
Recent Clark College Web Development graduate Troy Uyan was part of a five person team that designed and developed the new Clark County website. 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 […]
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Startup Weekend Vancouver, WA
Sun, Jan 3rd 2016 9:38a   Bruce Elgort
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 […]
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Good or Bad?
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 9:53a   Bruce Elgort
 
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Stop Telling People About Portland, Oregon!
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 11:47a   Bruce Elgort
 
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Canvas LMS: How to Validate Links in a Course
Fri, Dec 25th 2015 12:50p   Bruce Elgort
I’m not sure if this feature is new or not, but it certainly makes validating all of the links in a Canvas course easy to check. Start by logging into Canvas and going into the course you want to validate. In the left navigator, click on the “Settings” link: On the Settings page, look in […]
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You Really Should Give This a Try
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 11:27a   Bruce Elgort
One thing that presenters are always wanting to find out after their presentaiton, is how well they did and did the audience walk away with what you expected them to. Well, please head on over to https://getkahoot.it, sign up and give it a try. Here are some things I would like to see presenters try: […]
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Why Feedback Matters
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 7:44p   Bruce Elgort
It’s now been a little over a week since the Fall Quarter ended at Clark College and it’s time to review anonymous feedback students left on the popular RateMyProfessors.com site. Now, this post may see a bit “ASW-ish”, but when you truly enjoy what you are doing and you are making an impact on peoples […]
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Are You Looking for a Change? Let’s Chat
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 2:54p   Bruce Elgort
The one thing I have been doing more and more of lately is helping people find their way in the world of ever changing technology. Most of them from the IBM Lotus Notes/Domino/XPages world. As a result, I have fired up a Slack group of friends, collegues and students to talk about what I call […]
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Three Years as a College Professor
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 11:29a   Bruce Elgort
This month I completed my third year as a professor at Clark College, located in Vancouver, Washington. Here are the courses I have taught: HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122) JavaScript (CTEC 126) Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python (CTEC 121) PHP with SQL 1 (CTEC 127) PHP with SQL 2 (CTEC 227) Business Web […]
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Seth vs. IBM’s Watson
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 11:37a   Bruce Elgort
Hat tip to Tom Duff.
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Innovators of Vancouver: Brandie Kajino
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 12:29p   Bruce Elgort
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What is Node.js Exactly? – a beginners introduction to Nodejs
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 12:29p   Bruce Elgort
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Software migrations are like a divorce
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 11:12a   Bruce Elgort
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And that’s a wrap…
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 10:37a   Bruce Elgort
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Something all Application Developers Should Consider Reading
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 12:08a   Bruce Elgort
Front-End Architecture: A Modern Blueprint for Scalable and Sustainable Design Systems by Micah Godbolt With CSS preprocessing, icon fonts, grunt workflows, pattern libraries and JavaScript MVCs, the front-end workspace is anything but simple. This complex stack of tools can no longer be pieced together on a whim. Front-End Architecture needs and deserves the same attention […]
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Winter 2016 Registration Now Open at Clark College
Sun, Nov 8th 2015 5:17p   Bruce Elgort
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More fun with the Slack API
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 4:45p   Bruce Elgort
Earlier today I blogged about integrating the IdeaJam API with Slack and now I built another integration using the New York Times Top Stories API (JSON): By default the /nyt slash command returns the top stories from the home page however, users can get a list of the sections available by typing /nyt list:
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With only 17 lines of code
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 12:44p   Bruce Elgort
With only 17 lines of PHP code I was able to add a Slack “slash” command (/whatshot) to bring up the list of “What’s Hot” ideas from http://ideajam.net. To do this I used the IdeaJam JSON API and some PHP code to produce the list you see in the picture above. Slack makes it very […]
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Here’s what I am teaching this winter at Clark College
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 1:24p   Bruce Elgort
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This is why I teach at Clark College
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 3:29p   Bruce Elgort
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Yes this has happened…
Sun, Oct 18th 2015 9:37p   Bruce Elgort
A few months ago I quietly relaunched my consulting services and have have had several productive engagements. Having stepped away from the day-to-day world of all things IBM Collaboration Solutions, I can now say that I have a very clear and objective viewpoint on what companies should be doing with their Notes/Domino/XPages/Connections apps and deployments. […]
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A quick and simple image placeholder service
Sun, Oct 4th 2015 5:18p   Bruce Elgort
Have you ever needed to insert an image placeholder into a web page? Well look no further. placehold.it is an easy to use service that can provide you with placeholder images. You can specify the image dimensions, background color, image format, text and text color: More >
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Parallels Version 11 – Important changes that you should be aware of
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 5:49p   Bruce Elgort
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I will gladly pay you Tuesday for _____ today
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 9:30p   Bruce Elgort
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How not to design a product
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 9:22p   Bruce Elgort
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A Complete Guide to Flexbox
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 1:47p   Bruce Elgort
The Flexbox Layout (Flexible Box) module (currently a W3C Last Call Working Draft) aims at providing a more efficient way to lay out, align and distribute space among items in a container, even when their size is unknown and/or dynamic (thus the word “flex”). The main idea behind the flex layout is to give the […]
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F*ck You, Pay Me
Tue, Sep 29th 2015 9:35p   Bruce Elgort
Today in my Business Web Practices class, I had the pleasure of sharing this video with the class. If you are a creative, a programmer or involved in any type of business you must watch Mike Monteiro’s talk:  
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The truth hurts
Tue, Sep 29th 2015 1:05p   Bruce Elgort
“The most important thing for a CIO is to know they are part of an ecosystem, not off on an island.” – @Tim_Cook #boxworks #socbiz — Alan Lepofsky (@alanlepo) September 29, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Let’s talk about whether you should leave or stay on the island.
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Salesforce Developer Keynote
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 11:33a   Bruce Elgort
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My Fall 2015 Schedule at Clark College
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 6:51p   Bruce Elgort
Here is my class schedule for the fall 2015 quarter: Monday – API & Advanced Integration (CTEC 228) 6:30-8:50PM, room SHL 124 Tuesday/Thursday – Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121) 10:30AM-12:50PM, room SHL 125 Tuesday/Thursday – Business Web Practices 4:00-5:50pm, room SHL 125 (Tueday) / Foster Auditorium (Thursday) Check the Clark College website to see when […]
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A Different Kind of Final [Exam]
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 9:18a   Bruce Elgort
Computer Technology students get real-world experience by presenting to industry experts On Thursday, June 11, students in Clark College instructor Bruce Elgort’s PHP and SQL programming class (CTEC 227) will face an audience. While that might be standard for a class in the performance arts, it’s less expected in a computer science course focused on […]
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Workforce Magazine Slack Attack: Software Designed to Delete Email
Sun, May 31st 2015 2:44p   Bruce Elgort
Bruce Elgort happily ditched the online discussion forums he used for three community college Web development classes he teaches and replaced them with Slack, a group chat application that’s becoming the darling of workforce communication and collaboration. … While older enterprise social networks and collaboration tools such as Chatter, Jive and Yammer reside on a […]
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Summer and Fall Classes I am Teaching at Clark College
Wed, May 13th 2015 12:31p   Bruce Elgort
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IBM Connections Files Cloud to Launch March 10, 2015s
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 9:55a   Bruce Elgort
IBM(R) Connections Cloud provides an intuitive set of cloud-delivered online technologies for businesses that combine social networking and online collaboration, messaging, and web conference tools. With Connections Cloud, companies benefit from essential and effective collaboration tools that help simplify and improve daily business interactions between customers, partners, and colleagues. The power of Connections Cloud is […]




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