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Adapting to Change in 2020

It feels like it’s been ten years since I’ve updated the blog, but it has in fact been just over one. As everywhere in higher education, this new year has had its ups and downs, but I’ve been most impressed with the adaptability of our students, faculty, and employer partners to our temporary new reality.…

The Promise of a New Year

In higher education there are few things as invigorating as the start of a new academic year. Going into my second year at Bradley University, I have several new goals for the new year: Create a training video for the new version of Bradley netWORK (our job board) Streamline assignments for the course I teach,…

Life Update 2017-18

It’s been quite some time since my last post, but hopefully I will be back to posting regularly again. Much has changed in the past year. I left my position at Ashland University last fall due to family circumstances. I spent late 2017 and the first half of 2018 helping as an in-home caregiver for…

Enjoying my weekend at Cincinnati WordCamp

I will publish a longer write-up when I get a chance, but so far I am thoroughly enjoying my time at the Cincinnati WordCamp conference this weekend. Great discussion and networking! Tomorrow morning I’ll be at a few sessions on theme and plug-in development, really looking forward to learning more about the topics!

Summer/Fall Project: Getting Started with JS

I recently read a great article designed to let aspiring developers teach themselves Javascript in 5 months, and in July I decided to give it a shot for myself. The curriculum seems sound, and useful, but completing the curriculum as it is listed would require subscribing to like two different online course providers for 2-3 months, so I’m actively trying to substitute free resources and resources I have already purchased through StackSocial for the classes that are described each month, with the possible option of going back at the end and subscribing for one month to each service and taking all those classes at once.