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| A Different Kind of Final [Exam]|
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 6
| Workforce Magazine Slack Attack: Software Designed to Delete Email|
Sun, May 31st 2015 9
| Summer and Fall Classes I am Teaching at Clark College|
Wed, May 13th 2015 6
| IBM Connections Files Cloud to Launch March 10, 2015s|
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 3
| My Spring 2015 Schedule at Clark College|
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 5
| A Day in the Life of a MyMusicRx Specialist|
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 1
| Watch the IBM ConnecteED 2015 OGS|
Wed, Jan 28th 2015 5
| RIP – Domino Designer (the dog)|
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 12
| If You Use IBM Lotus Notes Then You Need to See This Groundbreaking Product|
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12
| Basic Facts and Resources You Need to Know Now About Web Accessibility|
Sun, Apr 20th 2014 10
| IBM New Way to Work – Replay|
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10
| How to Learn AngularJS|
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 9
| Workforce Magazine Slack Attack: Software Designed to Delete Email|
Sun, May 31st 2015 9
| MongoDB and Python: A Simple Example|
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 8
| Now that you have learned more about IBM’s Mail.Next…|
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 8
| Classes I am Teaching at Clark College this Fall|
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 8
| Food Drumming with Bobby Rondinelli|
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 8
| Recent Blog Posts
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 […]
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 […]
Summer and Fall Classes I am Teaching at Clark College|
Wed, May 13th 2015 12:31p Bruce Elgort
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 […]
My Spring 2015 Schedule at Clark College|
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 8:19a Bruce Elgort
A Day in the Life of a MyMusicRx Specialist|
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 12:15a Bruce Elgort
Watch the IBM ConnecteED 2015 OGS|
Wed, Jan 28th 2015 4:45p Bruce Elgort
Be My Eyes Lets You Help A Visually-Impaired Person See Via Their Phone’s Video Camera|
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 11:20a Bruce Elgort
Bruce Elgort:Thanks Mitch Cohen for sharing this great app with me.
Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Be My Eyes, a new Danish non-profit ‘startup’, has taken a commodity technology, the humble video call, and, by combining it with a community of sighted volunteers, used it as the basis for an iOS app that lets you help a visually-impaired person ‘see’ through their phone’s video camera.
Specifically, Be My Eyes — which recently caught the attention of Twitter and Square founder Jack
Eight Microsoft MTA’s Now Completed|
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 10:32p Bruce Elgort
Today I completed my eighth Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MTA) exam. The test was the “Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (Exam 98-365). This exam focussed on the following:
Understanding server installation
Understanding server roles
Understanding Active Directory
Understanding server performance management
Understanding server maintenance
Here is a list of the MTA’s that I have completed the last few months:
Microsoft Technology Associate: Wind
Food Drumming with Bobby Rondinelli|
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 8:10a Bruce Elgort
Where you can find me for the next few months|
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 11:07a Bruce Elgort
Here’s my teaching schedule for the Winter Quarter at Clark College:
Monday/Wednesday: CTEC 121 – Intro to Programming and Problem Solving at Clark College/Washington State University (2-4:20pm/Room 104)
Tuesday/Thursday: CTEC 122 – HTML Fundamentals (12-1:50pm/Room SHL 124) and CTEC 127 - PHP with SQL (3:30-5:50pm/Room SHL 124)
My office is SHL 127 located in Scarpelli Hall.
Two Years as a College Professor|
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 9:05p Bruce Elgort
Derek Featherstone: CSS, Accessibility, and You|
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 8:45p Bruce Elgort
Here’s a free, hour-long talk that Derek Featherstone recently delivered at the CSS Developer Conference in New Orleans.
When most people think about accessibility, they think about HTML as the foundation for accessibility. It makes perfect sense — strong semantic HTML has a huge impact on a visually impaired person using a screen reader. But, what about people with other disabilities? The truth is, there are many more people with low-vision out there than there are blind. There are more
If You Use IBM Lotus Notes Then You Need to See This Groundbreaking Product|
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 11:33a Bruce Elgort
The London Developer Co-Op has created a tool named “Via” that every single company running IBM’s Lotus Notes and IBM’s Lotus Domino need to look at. I’m not going to get into the why customers need to consider LDC Via, as I think most of you know why already. Take it from me, this is the one and only tool that you can use to “modernize” your Notes and Domino data – period.
Each and every day I am hearing from colleagues, customers and community me
Sun, Dec 14th 2014 2:31p Bruce Elgort
Earlier today my Lynda.com 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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IBM New Way to Work – Replay|
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 7:31p Bruce Elgort
WordPress Freedoms: Infographic|
Tue, Oct 7th 2014 10:12a Bruce Elgort
Infographic developed by Aaron Hockley of wp-photographers.com
I can think of some other open source orgs that need some improved messaging about their wares.
250 Viewers in 43 Countries|
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 9:52p Bruce Elgort
I’m extremely happy to report that my “Up and Running with IBM Connections” video course has now been viewed by 250 Lynda.com subscribers in 43 countries. All of this in one weeks time. Today I received my first “user feedback” and it was extremely positive and encouraging.
You can view the first 5 videos in the series for free. There are 38 videos in total.
Accessing IBM Connections for the first time
Configuring notifications and account settings
Research on the WordPress, Web Development, and Web Design Job Market|
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 7:51a Bruce Elgort
Bruce Elgort:Are you seeing the same types of trends in your corner of the web? Please weigh in.
Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress:
In 2012 and 2013, I did extensive research for the grant program to develop and rewrite the Web Developer degree program at Clark College. This research included an analysis of current and future job opportunities for students graduating with that degree with a solid understanding of WordPress.
Now that the program has completed its first official year at
Lynda.com Video: Women in STEM|
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:12a Bruce Elgort
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, lynda.com 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
Now Available: Up and Running with IBM Connections on Lynda.com|
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 1:11p Bruce Elgort
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RIP – Domino Designer (the dog)|
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 7:57a Bruce Elgort
Gayle and I are sad to report that our twelve-year-old beloved dog Domino Designer crossed the rainbow bridge. Domino was a very sweet male English Springer Spaniel who was an amazing loyal companion. He passed peacefully at home with family and his dog sister Bella.
Rest in peace my friend.
Coming Soon: Up and Running with IBM Connections|
Sun, Sep 14th 2014 1:00p Bruce Elgort
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Classes I am Teaching at Clark College this Fall|
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 9:20a Bruce Elgort
For the Fall Quarter I will be teaching the following courses at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington:
CTEC 121 (class full): Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (Python) – 5 credits
CTEC 122 (class full): HTML Fundamentals (HTML/HTML5/CSS) – 4 credits
CTEC 122 (seats available): HTML Fundamentals. This class will be for the Vancouver Public Schools iTech Program at Washington State University (HTML/HTML5/CSS) – 4 credits