Attending & Speaking at the Craft CMS Summit

I’m a little belated, but I was lucky enough to attend and speak at the first Craft CMS Summit two weeks ago. This was the first online conference that I had ever attended, and I was thoroughly impressed. I had always been a bit hesitant to attend online conferences because I was unsure about the quality, but after experiencing it firsthand I won't hesitate in the future. Everything was very well organized and the speakers all gave excellent presentations. It was also nice to sit and learn in the comfort of my own home instead of having to deal with the extra burdon of traveling for a conference. Side note: Environments for Humans, the company who hosted the conference, has additional upcoming events.

JavaScript Execution Patterns for Non-Web Apps

I finally got back to blogging and wrote an article about JavaScript execution patterns, a topic which I recently presented on at the DC jQuery Meetup.

Templating with ExpressionEngine

I was luckily enough to be asked to speak at the DCEERs Day conference yesterday. I was asked to speak about best templating practices, which ended up being a talk about how I use Stash and how I build custom plugins to streamline templating. It was a great day filled with discussion about ExpressionEngine, and it made me look forward to EECI even more!

Sass & Compass:
 Never Write 
Regular CSS Again

I gave a presentation last week at Refresh DC about Sass & Compass. After being introduced to Sass & Compass about six months ago, I can’t imagine writing regular CSS ever again. I was a little hesitant at first, but now I can’t live without it. I posted my slides online, and here is the git repo with all of the code samples.

A Couple of Presentations

I’ve given a couple of presentations recently, so I thought I would share them. Mee & EE: Sitting In A Tree An internal presentation given to all of Viget to give an overview of EE and why I love it. Add Some Awesome-Sauce A presentation given to Clarksburg High School students with a supporting demo site to introduce them to some HTML5 and CSS3 features.

Presentation to Damscus High School Students

I have been noticeably absent from my blog recently, but for good reason. I was honored when Jeff Brown, a teacher at Damascus High School, asked if I wanted to speak to the students in his advanced web class. I have always been interested in speaking about web development, so this seemed like a great first opportunity. So basically, Mr. Brown has people in the industry come in and speak to his s…