Ark of the Government: Setting up Initial Continuous Integration

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A continuous integration set up can be a bit tedious to initially set up, but can pay dividends in the long run. Continuous Integration is great for testing, building and deploying projects automatically. Once the scripts are correctly set up, you never have to manually deploy again. Luckily, I had previously set up a “Runner … Continued

Ark of the Government: Project: Ark of the Government

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I’m looking to get some experience with Drupal and I need a project to help get me started. Drupal is really popular in the US federal government as a content management system. I have a lot of experience in WordPress and other languages, so it should be relatively easy to fill the gaps. I’d like … Continued

WordCampDC2017: Abstract for WordCamp DC 2017 presentation

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I’ll be speaking at the first WordCampDC 2017 on July 14-16, 2017, at the beautiful Carnegie Library of Washington, DC. Tickets are now available! Below is the abstract for my talk: Modern WordPress Theme Development with Sage 9 Sage is an advanced WordPress starter theme that adheres to modern development principles. It is part of a larger … Continued

Scrapcal: Alpha Release

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It might not look like much, but it’s got it where it counts, kid. ‘Scrapcal‘ is a quick Rails project to generate images for my enormous IRL wall calendar.   Enough is working to tag this set of features as an alpha release. The purpose of this initial release was to get familiar with Rails … Continued

Scrapcal: Adding Initial Devise Authentication

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For the first time in a week I was able to add the initial authentication of the Scrapcal app using the Devise plugin. Scrapcal doesn’t do anything yet; it is just an empty index page. However, it will be an app to create calendar photos for scrapbooks. Mostly it’s just an app to build and showcase my … Continued

RailsConf2017: RailsConf 2017 Day 3 – Final Sessions and Fly Back

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Thursday is the third and last day of RailsConf and my fourth and last day in town. Here are my plans. I will update with new information as events unfold. Breakfast Early at the conference at 8am. Volunteer: Shirts 9:30-11am Volunteer: Lunch 12-12:30pm. Not sure what is all involved, but I’m scheduled for the first part of lunch. Lunch … Continued

RailsConf2017: RailsConf 2017 Day 2 – Shirts and Sessions

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Wednesday is the second day of RailsConf and my third day in town. Here are my plans. I will update with new information as events unfold. Volunteer focus will be on handing out shirts. Fewer sessions today. Breakfast This might be a good time to grab breakfast somewhere in town KEYNOTE: JUSTIN SEARLS 9-10am Session: LEADING WHEN … Continued