What’s a Technical User Group? Memphis is home to a thriving tech scene and a welcoming community of technical experts, enthusiasts, and beginners who you can find on any given day of the week at one of the many active technical meetups in town. User group meetings feature conference quality content delivered by members of… Continue Reading
I’ve had aftermarket audio in my car for close to a decade so I guess it’s safe to say I’m an enthusiast. It all started when I purchased two 12″ subs, an amp, and a box from a friend. Since then, I’ve replaced some equipment, switched cars, fixed some wiring, and I became pretty familiar… Continue Reading
This past weekend, Feb 23-25, the seventh annual GiveCamp Memphis event was held at the Fedex Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis Campus. “GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where technology professionals from designers, developers and database administrators to marketers and web strategists donate their time to provide solutions for non-profit organizations” A dozen… Continue Reading
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This past weekend, the memphis tech community got together at the Fedex Institute of technology on the University of Memphis campus for the fifth annual HackMemphis event. HackMemphis, organized by the Memphis Technology Foundation, is a different kind of hackathon where there’s no pressure and teams are free to work on whatever they want. Some… Continue Reading
Finding my local tech community and participating in various open source communities has been my single most valuable privilege in the context of my career and fueling my passion for web development. If I had to choose between a master’s degree or all of the wisdom I’ve found and friends I’ve made from talking to… Continue Reading
Slides and speaker notes prepared for a talk at WordCamp Raleigh 2017. Old News – Before WordPress Campus News In 2013, UTHSC’s online news was limited to a Press Releases page on the Marketing and Communications department’s site. There was lots of boilerplate press release stuff that was the same on all of the news… Continue Reading
This brain dump was written with love for a presentation at the Tennessee Higher Ed Tech Symposium 2017 and an internally talk for the fine folks I work with. Technology is constantly evolving and changing so it’s easy to dismiss hype as “new hotness.” I must hear “There’ll be a new thing in 6 months” on… Continue Reading