Code With Me comes to Portland!

Code With Me, an affordable, two-day introduction to HTML / CSS / jQuery for tech-savvy journalists, is coming to Portland! Even better: a two to one student to mentor ratio means you’ll never get stuck or lost.

Applications to attend are due this coming Saturday, April 6th, at 9 pm Pacific. Apply now and please spread the word.

Many thanks to The Oregonian and the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews project for their support.

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Neat idea from Daniel Sicar tonight: non-technical journalists should learn enough HTML/CSS (and maybe JavaScript) to build a single-serving website for one of their stories. Originally it was pitched as a skill to learn in 30 days, but it could be great one-day workshop material as well.

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Seeing real users interact with your software is a humbling, eye-opening experience every developer should experience on a regular basis.

Workshop: Advanced WordPress with NYU’s Studio20, 5/8/11

On Sunday, Zach Seward invited me to cover advanced WordPress topics with students in Jay Rosen’s Studio20 class. For the past year I believe, they’ve had on-going, optional Sunday afternoon workshops on a variety of topics, including building web apps with Ruby and Sinatra. The workshops are intended to be a 4 hour introduction to a concept or tool, and started after students complained they weren’t being exposed to as many tools given the format of Studio20’s program. I’ll review what we did, what I took away from it, and add our notes to the bottom. Continue reading “Workshop: Advanced WordPress with NYU’s Studio20, 5/8/11”