Archive Jun 2015

Notes: Full-Stack Web Design

Kevin gave a good speech on design using the browser, and more. A lot of his insights were great. My big takeaway was remembering I can code AND THEN THROW IT AWAY. Because while I’m pretty good at working things up in the browser, I do get caught up in trying to get the code […]

Notes: DevOps, or how I learned to stop worrying about the servers and love the git

This was a great talk, but my slides don’t show it. It was encouraging me to experiment further. Launching and deploying significant changes to websites always strikes a little fear in my heart; Justin offered some great resources. NOTE: I was planning to review the slide deck afterwards, but I can’t find it anywhere! If […]

Notes: How I learned about WordPress security

Keya Lea Horiuchi clearly recognized that she had little time to get something across, so she went for the jugular with a demonstration showing how easy it was to grab password traffic on an open wifi network. There were other tips, but I came away with a more concrete understanding of the significance of HTTPS.

Notes: How My Blog Got Me A Job & a Book Deal

I didn’t take many notes with this one. I was tired at the end of the day. But the problems Patrick posed at the start were mine exactly, and the solution he proposed… it’s getting me in gear. I have some ideas for posts coming up. And while I’m not ready to commit to 400 […]

Notes: Learn Something Useful Every Day

Putting this these blog posts together has forced me to start dealing with a number of issues I have with my site, and I’ve ended up learning a couple new things. But Brian wasn’t really talking about digital things. He was talking about other things. For him, woodworking is important. I feel the same way […]