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Watch the IBM ConnecteED 2015 OGS
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Be My Eyes Lets You Help A Visually-Impaired Person See Via Their Phone’s Video Camera
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Eight Microsoft MTA’s Now Completed
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Food Drumming with Bobby Rondinelli
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IBM Connections Files Cloud to Launch March 10, 2015s
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 19
My Spring 2015 Schedule at Clark College
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 14
IBM Messaging Roadmap from IBM Connect 2014
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 10
Watch the IBM ConnecteED 2015 OGS
Wed, Jan 28th 2015 10
How to Learn AngularJS
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 9
Basic Facts and Resources You Need to Know Now About Web Accessibility
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Startup Cities: Portland, Oregon
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Be My Eyes Lets You Help A Visually-Impaired Person See Via Their Phone’s Video Camera
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MongoDB and Python: A Simple Example
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Completed: Two More Microsoft MTA Exams
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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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My Spring 2015 Schedule at Clark College
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 8:19a   Bruce Elgort
Here is my class schedule for the spring 2015 quarter: Monday/Wednesday – JavaScript (CTEC 126) 2:00-4:20PM at CCW/WSU, room 104 Tuesday/Thursday – Intro to Programming and Problem Solving (CTEC 121) 10:00AM-12:20PM, room SHL 125 Tuesday/Thursday – PHP with SQL II (Advanced) 3:30-5:50pm, room SHL 124 Check the Clark College website to see when you can […]
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A Day in the Life of a MyMusicRx Specialist
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 12:15a   Bruce Elgort
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Watch the IBM ConnecteED 2015 OGS
Wed, Jan 28th 2015 4:45p   Bruce Elgort
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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
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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 storage 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
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Food Drumming with Bobby Rondinelli
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 8:10a   Bruce Elgort
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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.
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Two Years as a College Professor
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 9:05p   Bruce Elgort
This month I completed my second year as a professor at Clark College. In that time I have taught HTML Fundamentals, JavaScript, Intro to Programming and Problem Solving with Python, PHP with SQL 1 and PHP with SQL 2. In that time I have taught 500 students, received the 2013 Exceptional Faculty Award and have made many new friends and colleagues. It seems like just yesterday that I was discussing the opportunity of teaching at Clark with Marky, Mark, Matt and Ben. Thanks guys for your guidance
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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
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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
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500
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. Say what? You are not a Lynda.com subscriber? Get full access to each and every video series for 7 days absolutely free.
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IBM New Way to Work – Replay
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 7:31p   Bruce Elgort
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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.
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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. Welcome Accessing IBM Connections for the first time Configuring notifications and account settings Updating
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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
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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
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Now Available: Up and Running with IBM Connections on Lynda.com
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 1:11p   Bruce Elgort
Already a Lynda.com subscriber? Access the entire 38 video series now. Sign up to get a free 7 day Lynda.com trial with access to the entire Lynda.com library.
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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.
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Coming Soon: Up and Running with IBM Connections
Sun, Sep 14th 2014 1:00p   Bruce Elgort
Not yet a Lynda.com subscriber? Try it out free for seven days.
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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  CTEC 126 (seats available): JavaScript –
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Congratulations Chris Martin
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 8:24a   Bruce Elgort
At the Clark College graduation ceremonies in June, Chris Martin was awarded the “Exceptional Faculty Award“. The Clark College Exceptional Faculty Awards are presented annually to full-time and part-time faculty members in recognition of exemplary work performance, positive impact on students, professional commitment, and other contributions to the college. Nominations are submitted by Clark College students, faculty, classified employees, administrators, alumni, Board members,
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And I’m Off to Lynda!
Sun, Aug 3rd 2014 7:05a   Bruce Elgort
Today I am flying down to Carpenteria, California to record the “Up and Running with IBM Connections” video learning series for Lynda.com. The current course outline has some 35+ videos covering, Profiles/People, Communities, Files, Activities, Blogs, Ideation Blogs, Forums, Status Updates and much more. I will be returning on Saturday, August 9th. Let the fun begin! If you are interesting in a free 7 day Lynda.com trial, you can start right here.
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Seven Microsoft MTA’s Completed
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 10:06a   Bruce Elgort
Earlier this week I completed my seventh Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MTA) exam. The test was the “HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (Exam 98-375). This exam focussed on the following: Managing the Application Life Cycle Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Text, Graphics, and Media Building the User Interface by Using HTML5: Organization, Input, and Validation Understanding CSS Essentials: Content Flow, Positioning, and Styling Understanding CSS Essentials: L
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Chris Lema: Getting the first two minutes of your talk right
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 7:59p   Bruce Elgort
As with anything, writing or speaking is something you get better at over time. The more you do it, the calmer you get, the more muscle memory you have, and ultimately, the faster you can get things done. But when it comes to speaking, I notice that there are people who’ve been speaking for years and they continue to make a classic mistake every time they start a talk. Don’t get me wrong – it’s not a horrible mistake. But it’s done so often, by so many people, that it’s easy to not t
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Video Training for IBM Connections
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 11:28a   Bruce Elgort
I’m happy to announce that I have been hired by Lynda.com to author a video series entitled “Up and Running with IBM Connections”.  I have been collaborating with IBM’s Luis Benitez on this effort and he has been great to work with. My producer at Lynda, Jonathan Sears is awesome as well. I have to say that the experience has been amazing. A huge hat tip also to my friend Jess Stratton for hooking me up with Lynda.com and for being an amazing coach and resource. Stay tu
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Veteran Blogger Brill Picked to Lead IBM’s Social Business Transformation
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 6:12p   Bruce Elgort
In his 2013 book, Opting In, Ed Brill recalls the time he was reprimanded by IBM corporate communications in 2003 for identifying an employee by name in a blog post. “We don’t have celebrities at IBM,” the PR rep told him. How times have changed. Brill’s elevation last month to the corporate role of Vice President of Social Business Transformation shows how far IBM has come in shedding its old blue-suite image in favor of one that applauds individuality. Brill and his team will tackle t
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Completed: Microsoft Security Fundamentals MTA Exam
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 9:15p   Bruce Elgort
Today I took and passed the Microsoft Security Fundamentals MTA exam. This is the fifth MTA I have taken since February. The next test I plan on taking is the Networking Fundamentals MTA. After that exam it’s onto the app dev series of exams. These MTA’s lead to the Microsoft Certified Software Developer certification. The exam topics include HTML5, .NET, Software Testing and several others.
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Completed: Two More Microsoft MTA Exams
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 7:58p   Bruce Elgort
Today I took and passed the following two Microsoft MTA exams: 98-363: Microsoft Web Development Fundamentals (C#) 98-364: Microsoft Database Administration Fundamentals This makes a total of four Microsoft MTA exams that I have taken. I plan on taking the Networking Fundamentals and Security Fundamentals exams next week. After those two I will take the HTML5 and .Net exams.
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Completed: Microsoft Windows OS Fundamentals MTA
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:14a   Bruce Elgort
Earlier this week I completed the Microsoft Windows OS Fundamentals MTA exam. This marks the second MTA I have taken and passed. Next week I will be taking the Microsoft Web Development Fundamentals exam (MTA 98-363). I plan on taking over a dozen of the Microsoft exams over the next year.
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Startup Cities: Portland, Oregon
Sat, May 31st 2014 8:31a   Bruce Elgort
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Now that you have learned more about IBM’s Mail.Next…
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 11:22a   Bruce Elgort
Following up on the IBM Mail.Next poll I conducted a few weeks ago, I now want to ask you again to take the same poll, now that you have seen much more about Mail.Next on today’s webinar. Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src='http://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js';s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery !=='undefined')jQuery(d.body).trig
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Basic Facts and Resources You Need to Know Now About Web Accessibility
Sun, Apr 20th 2014 5:28p   Bruce Elgort
Bruce Elgort:Here are some great resources that my colleague Lorelle VanFossen has put together regarding web accessibility. Have a read and let me know if web accessibility is part of your design work. Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress: Last night I gave a presentation for an amazing group of web designers and developers in Portland, Oregon. I spoke about web accessibility, a long time passion of mine. My co-presenter was Winslow Parker from the Oregon Commission for the Blind who
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Clark College Students Want to Interview You
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 12:05p   Bruce Elgort
Bruce Elgort:I know a lot of you in the ICS world use WordPress for your blog and business. Please consider volunteering for this student project. Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress: Students in my Clark College WordPress class are required to interview a WordPress professional and member of the WordPress Community as part of their assignments for our student managed site, ClarkWP Magazine . Would you like to be an interview subject? Here are the qualifications. You must use
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Collaboration made with social. Made with IBM
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 10:49p   Bruce Elgort
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And the Mail.Next Poll Results are in and I Think IBM will be….
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 1:08p   Bruce Elgort
On Friday I created a poll to gauge the IBM ICS communities interest in the forthcoming IBM Mail.Next product/service that was announced at IBM Connect 2014. Here are the results: I will be conducting a second poll after the April 23rd webinar IBM detailing the progress of the Mail.Next offering. So, what are your thoughts about the poll results?
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Craig’s Smile
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 9:18p   Bruce Elgort
Cristi Jenkins and Anni Becker, Clark College students and friends of mine, created the video “Craig’s Smile”. This video was their final project in the CGT 201 Video Web Production class taught by my friend Chris Martin at Clark College located in Vancouver, WA.
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How Golf is Being Used to Inspire Kids: The Children’s Course – First Tee
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 9:11a   Bruce Elgort
Here is the full-length outtake of Sierra’s interview. Sierra is a student at the Washington State School for the Blind and is an absolutely amazing person.
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Regarding Mail.Next…
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 6:53p   Bruce Elgort
In just a few weeks IBM will be providing an update on Mail.Next which was announced at IBM Connect 2014.  Based on what you know so far about Mail.Next, how interested are you in this new Mail app? Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src='http://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js';s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery !=='undefined')jQuery(d.body)
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Clark College Arbor Day Celebrates Trees and Technology
Thu, Apr 3rd 2014 4:30p   Bruce Elgort
VANCOUVER, Wash. – On April 9 at 11:00 a.m., Clark College will celebrate both the natural and digital worlds at its annual Arbor Day event, as it adds two new trees to the campus’s beautiful arboretum and unveils a new, student-designed website that uses digital technology to catalog that arboretum. The new online map will allow visitors to instantly access descriptions of most trees on campus through their mobile devices. The mobile-friendly online map is the product of work done by
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Congratulations Prominic.NET!
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 9:22p   Bruce Elgort
Please join me in congratulating Promnic.NET on receiving the Longevity Award at the 9th Annual Innovation Celebration awards, hosted by the Champaign, Illinois County Economic Development Corporation. These awards highlight the outstanding innovation taking place in Urbana-Champaign and throughout Champaign County. My company Elguji Software, has been a customer of Prominics’ since 2007. They have, and continue to provide exceptional service, technical and customer support for our company
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I Love to See Others in Our Community Developing New and Creative Products
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 4:56p   Bruce Elgort
A few months ago I blogged about Corey Davis’s awesome “Word Connect” app available for iOS and Android. Today, I found out that he has published an iBook entitled “Flight – A Multi-Touch Book”. Flight! tells the amazing story of how humans learned to fly. Through the use of pictures, drawings, interactive photos, and video, it describes the exciting history and unbelievable stories of how kites, gliders, hot air gallons, airplanes, helicopters, rockets and th
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kimono: Turn websites into structured APIs from your browser in seconds
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 8:10p   Bruce Elgort
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Free Online Book: Learning JavaScript Design Patterns
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 7:46p   Bruce Elgort
Addy Osmani has released an open-source book on JavaScript Design Patterns. Learning JavaScript Design Patterns is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 unported license. It is available for purchase via O’Reilly Media but will remain available for both free online and as a physical (or eBook) purchase for readers wishing to support the project. View the book online >
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Go Watch This Video Now: Java vs JavaScript Throwdown
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 4:42p   Bruce Elgort
David Leedy just produced a brilliant NotesIn9 video that all developers should go and watch now. Seriously, go and watch it. More >
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Video: Getting to Know Macaw’s Tools
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 4:22p   Bruce Elgort
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Video: An Introduction to the Macaw Interface
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 4:19p   Bruce Elgort
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Now Available > Macaw: Stop writing code, start drawing it
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 2:44p   Bruce Elgort
More >
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Office 365 University
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 12:40p   Bruce Elgort
Get a 4-year subscription including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive cloud storage, and Skype PC-to-phone world calling for 2 PCs or Macs, plus 2 iPads or Windows tablets for $79.99. That’s $20/year and seems like a great deal for college students can faculty members. More >
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Extending a Mobile App with IBM Codename: BlueMix
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 11:39a   Bruce Elgort
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iPad for Office First Look
Sat, Mar 29th 2014 11:20a   Bruce Elgort
Jess Stratton, Lynda.com author and friend, just released a series of free videos covering the recently release Office of iPad: Introducing Microsoft Office for iPad Introducing Microsoft Word for iPad Introducing Microsoft Excel for iPad Introducing Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad Watch the videos >
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IBM Premier Business Partner Best Methods Launches New Social Networking App Yubixi
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 5:20p   Bruce Elgort
Best Methods, a Premier IBM Business Partner will soon be launching a new social network called Yubixi. While the official launch of the app will take place next week, you can download and use the app today available in the Apple App Store and soon in the Google Play store. I absolutely love to see long time Notes and Domino business partners branching out into new efforts. Kudos to Scott Hooks, Chris Whisonant and Tim Tripcony and creating a great new service. Yubixi is designed to connect yo
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A Cloud for Everyone on Every Device
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 5:11p   Bruce Elgort
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did a brilliant job announcing some of the things Microsoft is working on including the much anticipated Office for iPad. I highly recommend that you watch this press event and pay careful attention to where Microsoft is heading both with Windows and the Cloud. More >
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What People Are Saying
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 9:33a   Bruce Elgort
Back in the 1980s when I went to college, the only way you could learn about a professor was by word of mouth. Todays students use a site called “RateMyProfessor.com”. After each quarter, I cautiously take a peek at this site to see what ratings my students gave me and I was humbled to see these: “The legends say he never sleeps…” You can’t hide in Bruce’s class: he gets to know you, and what you need to succeed. I have never met a more attentive teacher
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The Little MongoDB Book
Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 8:02p   Bruce Elgort
This book is free an awesome book for beginners on MongoDB: PDF > On GitHub > On iTunes >
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Negativity Sandwich: Accessibility and Building a web for everyone because sometimes it’s not all about us
Sun, Mar 23rd 2014 6:17p   Bruce Elgort
Jenn Schiffer shares her thoughts on why accessibility is important. Students who have taken my HTML Fundamentals (CTEC 122) class at Clark College are taught web accessibility and why it’s important from day one of class. I’m going to talk about accessibility. Not how to make your sites accessible, because there are plenty of resources (which I list some of below) but why it’s important. I feel like awareness is the issue with this subject and I have a big mouth so awareness i
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100 Days of BlueMix Training
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 8:21a   Bruce Elgort
Calling all Born on the Cloud, Entrepreneur and Mobile Developers: Come learn about IBM’s new cloud development platform, Codename: BlueMix. Here you will have the opportunity to deploy your application and have it running in a matter of hours! As part of this workshop you will be able to: Learn the fundamentals of building and deploying your application in the Cloud (JazzHub & BlueMix) Work with BlueMix experts on how to use the product and migrate your application Help shape BlueMix
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MongoDB and Python: A Simple Example
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 1:32p   Bruce Elgort
The code below demonstrates how to use Python to connect to a MongoDB database. I chose to use a cloud based instance of MongoDB provided free of charge by MongoLab.com. The script demonstrates how to: Use the PyMongo library to connect to a Mongo database Insert documents into a collection Display all of the documents from the collection I also used a local instance of MongoDB for testing. You will will need to use a Python package manager such as EasyInstall to install the PyMongo library. H
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Want to Learn More About IBM’s Mail.Next?
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 8:12p   Bruce Elgort
Webinar: Focus on your work, not your Inbox! Date: Apr 23, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Eastern Time) Hosted by: SocialBiz UG.org (Wellesley Information Services) Presented by: SocialBiz UG.org (Wellesley Information Services), Kramer Reeves (Director – Messaging & Collaboration Solutions, IBM Software Group), Scott Souder (Program Director and Sr. Product Manager responsible for IBM Mail Next) One of the hottest topics at IBM Connect 2014 was the introduction of IB
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Registration is Now Open for MongoDB University
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 7:59a   Bruce Elgort
Take free online courses from the creators of MongoDB. MongoDB University offers courses for both developers and DBAs. Seven week courses give you flexibility to work through material when it suits your schedule. Frequent assessments and check-ins by TAs and instructors help you verify your understanding. A certificate of completion confirms your membership in our community of cutting-edge NoSQL technologists. More than 100,000 people have enrolled in our courses to date. Register now >
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Technology and Blind Students
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 9:56p   Bruce Elgort
Here’s a video my friend Andrew Pennington, a student at the Washington State School for the Blind made: Here is a some more information about my recent experience with Andrew while teaching at Clark College that was originally shared on Facebook: What a wonderful day it has been. My job shadow student from the Washington State School for the Blind spent the day working with me on class prep, code examples, a tour of the campus and then spent 2 hours in my PHP class. The students in the
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Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 8:52a   Bruce Elgort
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OneNote Now on Mac and Free
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 8:43a   Bruce Elgort
When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for mor
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14 Years Ago: Mobile, Mobile, Mobile
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 6:45p   Bruce Elgort
In 2000 I co-wrote an article with Steven Knez for Group Computing (ePro) on how to mobilize a Notes database using a Palm VII. Somethings never change
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Outdated UX Patterns and Alternatives
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 11:39a   Bruce Elgort
I must admit, that after reading the article “Outdated UX Patterns and Alternatives” by Brian Krall, I felt a bit of guilt about some of the UX patterns that I am still using in some of my work. After reading the article, please share your thoughts. Do you consider these patterns outdated? More >
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How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 11:28a   Bruce Elgort
An oldie, but goodie from The Oatmeal site: More >
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How to Learn AngularJS
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 11:22a   Bruce Elgort
The ng-newsletter site has a nice comprehensive article on how to get started and learn AngularJS: Learning AngularJS can be complex. There are an overwhelming number resources available on the web. The blog posts can be conflicting and confusing, and a simple google search can turn up 5 articles all describing the same thing in a completely different way. This guide is written to be your roadmap; your personal guide of how to learn AngularJS. We’ll we’ll through the basic concepts of Angula
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Video: New iOS 7.1 Features and Improvements
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 7:55a   Bruce Elgort
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Great Collapse
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 11:41p   Bruce Elgort
A few months back I was turned onto the rocking music of the bands Nations Afire and Rise Against. Members of Rise Against, Strike Anywhere, Set Your Goals and Comeback Kid formed a new group named “Great Collapse”. Their first EP “Elemental” was just released and it kicks some serious rocking ass. I absolutely love the guitar work of Chris Chasse. The drummer is also great, however I don’t know his name. Give it a listen >
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IBM Notes and Domino: State of the Union – Part 1
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 10:53a   Bruce Elgort
This article has been in draft mode for several months and I thought the timing was write to publish it. First let me state that my love affair and relationship with IBM Notes and Domino is now in it’s twenty-first year. So much of my identity as an adult has been tied to the people and technology involved with Notes/Domino. Whether it was my work at Underwriters Laboratories, OpenNTF, SHARP, Taking Notes, Elguji or my consulting customers; everything I did was intertwined together with Notes/
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Happy
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 5:55p   Bruce Elgort
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Found this Flyer Hanging on the Student Bulletin Board at School
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 1:05p   Bruce Elgort
How do you grow a developer base? One mind at a time.
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Clark College Web Development (AAT) Degree
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 11:17a   Bruce Elgort
Here is information on the Web Development AAT degree from the Clark College Course Catalog. Many of you have written asking about this program and what it entails. Well, here you go: The Web Development AAT degree provides students with a foundational and employable skill set in web programming and development technologies as well experience and skills in web design and media associated with the World Wide Web. Essential skills are developed through practical hands-on experience, real client pr
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dW Answers [BlueMix]: Is Domino Being Offered as a Platform?
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 2:32p   Bruce Elgort
Yesterday I ran across this question on the IBM developerWorks Answers site: Today, IBM’s Peter Janzen posted a response:
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Read What Adam Brown Says About IBM Connections App Dev
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 8:41a   Bruce Elgort
Yesterday I wrote a blog entry entitled “This is exactly what IBM Connections needs“. The entry now has over 20 comments and there is a comment by my friend and collegue Adam Brown that stands out. Adam and his company ISW produce several software products for IBM Connections including Kudos Badges and Kudos Boards. Here is what Adam wrote: I have been watching this conversation with interest. Now that Daniele has been so complimentary around Kudos (Thanks for the feedback Daniele) I
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Interview with Bruce Elgort: WordPress for Networking
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 8:22p   Bruce Elgort
Originally posted on ClarkWP WordPress Magazine: The following is an interview with Bruce Elgort, a teacher here at Clark College He teaches PHP and other web programming classes in the Computer Technology Department. I chose to interview Bruce because I wanted his perspective as a user of WordPress for networking. I chose my questions to fit under the theme of “How is WordPress useful?” This is a question that many people who don’t plan to use WordPress specifically for business might
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This is exactly what IBM Connections needs
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 11:16a   Bruce Elgort
[This is a bit rough, but I wanted to get it out there] Or does it…. Let’s face it, we all love the app dev capabilities of IBM’s (Lotus) Notes. We are able to design, build and deploy apps of all kinds for enterprise users in organizations. In fact, the users we develop these apps for absolutely love them as they help make the job that they do easier. Tie this together with email, instant messaging and IBM Connections services and you create collaborative “system”
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Interested in taking your PHP/SQL to the next level?
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 9:39a   Bruce Elgort
During the Spring Quarter at Clark College, I will be teaching “PHP with SQL II”. This class is a continuation of “PHP with SQL I” . Several people from the Clark County community have asked me if this course can be taken for those wanting to improve their PHP and MySQL chops. My answer is a resounding – YES! I would love to see you in this class. Now, there are only a few seats left and I would suggest signing up sooner rather than later. In order to be successful
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WordPress Workshop for Writers in Salem, Oregon
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 8:36a   Bruce Elgort
Bruce Elgort:For all you writers… Originally posted on Lorelle on WordPress: Are you a writer? Author? Thinking about it? Live in the Salem, Oregon, or nearby areas? I’ll be leading a workshop in Salem, Oregon, specifically designed for writers and authors using WordPress. The event is part of the great work the Salem Chapter of the Willamette Writer’s Group, a regional group of writers and authors in the Pacific Northwest area. The events begin with a presentation on Wedne
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How did I miss this?
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 8:31a   Bruce Elgort
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I’m branching out a bit
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 4:06p   Bruce Elgort




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