Community Technology

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 […]

Community Software 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.” – 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 […]

Community Technology Web Development

Want to be a Programmer? Find Mentorship Through Tech Communities.

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 […]

Code Community Technology

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 […]

Code Talks Technology

Talk: Accessibility 101 – The Technical Stuff

Here are the slides for a talk on A11Y at Memphis Tech Talks hosted by FIT & MTF on June 16, 2016. I’ve gotten to focus on A11Y a good bit as part of a redesign and, though I’m no expert, I thought I’d have some valuable info to share.

Talks Technology Web Development

Talk: Building an Electronic Raffle for Campus Events

Tennessee Higher Ed IT Symposium – April 4, 2016Fall Creek Falls Raffles are held occasionally at events around campus. A coworker and I worked together to build an ID badge driven online raffle for campus events to replace the antiquated ticket drawing and number calling method used previously. Instead of getting a ticket at the door, attendees would […]

Code Technology

GiveCamp Memphis Demonstrates How Vibrant Memphis’ Tech Community Is

This weekend, GiveCamp Memphis—a weekend-long event where local developers and designers get together to build software for non-profit organizations—was held at CoWork Memphis in Cooper Young. This marks the event’s sixth year and the second year I’ve had the honor of participating as a volunteer. Seven non-profit’s, including Volunteer Odyssey, The Overton Park Conservancy, and […]

Software Technology

Configuring a Home Media Server with Ubuntu and Samba

I decided to setup a media server at home to host and share media with anyone on my network. Here’s how I did it. Original diagram of home network components and proposed configuration, some of the parts shown have not been completed yet. Objective There were a number of reasons I took on this project. […]