HackMemphis 2017

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

Community / Technology

Memphis NodeBots Day 2017

Today marked the first annual Memphis NodeBots event. “NodeBots Day is world wide event where people learn how to control the physical world with JavaScript.” – nodebots.io Sponsored by HackMemphis, Memphis NodeBots day was a sold out event where attendees built a robot from scratch and programmed it with javascript. This event has been several… Continue Reading

Community / Software / Technology

Talk: Beyond Custom Post Types – Building an Organizational News Site with WordPress

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

Talks / Web Development / Wordpress

GiveCamp 2017

GiveCamp Memphis is a weekend-long event where local developers and designers get together to build software for non-profit organizations. Give Camp 2017 was held on February 17th, 18th, and 19th at The Fedex Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. This was a new location for the event, now on its seventh year , thanks to… Continue Reading

Community / Software / Web Development / Wordpress

Py Tennessee 2017

This past weekend, I rode to Nashville with some friends from the Memphis user group community to attend Py Tennessee 2017. This was my first year attending the conference and I’d hardly call myself a Python developer but I had a great time, learned a lot from the talks, and met some really cool people… Continue Reading

Code / Community / Technology

Talk: Beyond SEO – What your web developer wants you to know about the web

Here are the slides for the talk I gave at Techcamp Memphis on November 5, 2016 Abstract: I build websites for a diverse set of clients and the greatest challenge I consistently face is not code related; it’s educating clients about web content. Many people want to build a website for themselves or their business but are unaware… Continue Reading

Talks / Web Development