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ToadCast 014 - Everyone's got a phone and a toilet

Joining me for our 14th ToadCast is Chris Trahey where we talk about doing what is right for your clients and the benefits of developers as technical sales. We also discuss notification overload, the anxiety surrounding a desire to know everything, and managing your todo list. Read More…

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ChickTech High School Workshop

All developers know the feeling of accomplishment that comes with completing a tricky section of code. To me that feeling is a distant second to the accomplishment felt when teaching someone else the joys of this hobby/career that I hold so dear. This past weekend (Jan. 26th & 27th, 2013) Portland State University graciously hosted the Chicktech High School Workshop where I had the privilege of being on a team that introduced an entire lab full of high school age young women to Drupal. Read More…

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Getting Kids Interested in Programming with MIT's Scratch

By day, I am mild-mannered web developer, but by night I go by another title: "Dad". Like most parents, I hope that my children will spend their days doing something constructive instead of wasting precious early development time absorbing mindless entertainment. Bonus points if those activities are things I can get overly excited about showing them. Read More…

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How To Find A Web Development Job After (Or Before) Graduation

Five years ago I decided to make a 180 degree career turn and become a web devloper. At the time I was pretty good at using computers, but I had no programming experience aside from a few vague memories of typing in DOS statements in middle school. I still remember asking the web devloper in our office what CSS was and nodding along as if I understood the answer. I've come a long way baby, but there were times when I wondered if I would ever know enough for someone to actually pay me to make websites. Luckily, I've been able to keep my fine coworkers here at Metal Toad from finding out that I still have no idea what I'm doing. Here are a few things I've learned along the way. Read More…