Tech Workshops at SOU: Swift

A handful of attendees—including newcomers “referred” by RogueTechHub.com—participated in the Swift Tech Workshop as Dave Hendrix and Eric Turner guided us through the elements of Apple’s new programming language and the companion Xcode IDE. The two presenters brought decades of software development experience to the fore as they demonstrated The Apple Way of developing a …

Tech Workshops at SOU: OnShape CAD Software

The OnShape Tech Workshop, conducted by Ryan Evans of D-Ring Design Works, brought out the inner tinker in all participants; it was like playing with virtual Lego Blocks or Tinker Toys! Ryan set up each person with an individual OnShape Account and then imported a “starter” model of a hole punch device. We then proceeded …

Tech Workshops: Internet Time

We had exactly the correct number of attendees for Harlan’s Internet Time Tech Workshop: we filled half of the seats in the lab, so the attendees could complete Phase I of the lab on one set of machines and then move over to the computers on the other side of the lab to complete Phase …

Tech Workshop: Git

Scott Alexander proved himself to be a gifted teacher during yesterday’s GIT Tech Workshop, as he guided attendees through the foundational steps for setting up and using the Version Control System. As he progressed from the instructor-directed examples to self-directed exercises, he moved throughout the lab to mentor individual participants, as requested. Then he turned …

Tech Workshop: Python

Thanks to Monty Zukowski for yet another great hands-on workshop on the subject of Python, one of the most useful programming languages out there. We had about a half-dozen attendees, and two students created a RedditBot during the workshop–in about 20 minutes! Whew! Here’s hoping that everyone who attended this workshop spreads the word about …

Tech Workshop: Professionalism

We were fortunate to have five stellar representatives from local tech businesses appear on our Professionalism Panel on Friday, May 22, 2015. Mike Stadnisky, CEO of FlowJo, and Jim Teece, CEO of Project A, appeared along with Kathleen Marrs, Product Analyst at MAG Retail and Media, Jason DeShazer, local independent consultant, and Valerie Wilson, Human …

Tech Workshop: Continuous Delivery

Whew! What a great workshop! Scott Alexander walked us through the process of integrating Continuous Delivery in only two hours! His delivery was spot-on. Everything worked–including gracefully recovering from USP (Usual Presentation Surprises), getting everyone on the same page, and responding to all levels of questions in a thorough and thoughtful manner. Everyone learned something. …

Tech Workshop: Network Design

Priscilla first reviewed some basic math and addressing topics, covering in great detail IP Addresses in both binary and dotted-decimal formats. She then went on to explain subnet masks, private and public addresses—and the translation process between the two, gateways, and router operations. As she flawlessly calculated binary and dotted-decimal address conversions in her head, …