From Ice Skating to Bootcamp to Full Stack Dev - An Interview with Aimee Knight

Aimee Knight is one of the featured speakers at Improving Your Apps - Performance and Debugging online event that I am running next Wednesday, January 17 at 12pm ET. You can sign up for free today. Aimee recently gave a keynote at the Nodevember conference where she gave her, “It’s not dark magic” presentation. Just to give you a sense of the reactions: Mind blown by @Aimee_Knight’s day 2 keynote! “It’s not dark magic” #nodevember #nodevember2017 #sketchnotes #visualnotes pic.twitter.com/ZLAT52rRTn— David Neal (@reverentgeek) November 28, 2017 You can see other glowing reactions here and here for example. Needless to say, this...…

Resolve to catch up on some great presentations in 2018! 🎆

2017 was a busy year! Since launching in August, I hosted 6 free online events with 13 speakers and 11 different presentations via Certified Fresh Events - covering everything from JavaScript to serverless to bots and tech culture. If you missed any of these, they are all recorded and available for free! …

Best Music of 2017

Those who know me well know that I listen to (and actually purchase!) a crazy amount of music. I’ve also been publishing these lists of my favorite songs for probably as long as I’ve been blogging (though the current iteration of my blog only has archives back to 2014). My tastes tend to lean towards alternative and electronic. Most of the time, I favor unknown artists, though from time to time I pick a winner (like when I featured artists like Lorde and Tove Lo on my internet radio show years ago with Bob Silverberg or more recently when I...…

Getting Started with Kinvey mBaaS - A Simple Vue App

Following up on my prior post, I wanted to try to integrate the Kinvey HTML5 (i.e. JavaScript) SDK into a Vue app. Kinvey already provides pre-built SDKs for some frameworks such as Angular, AngularJS and, though it isn’t as commonly used anymore, Backbone. However, if you are using a different framework like Vue or React, you can still leverage the JavaScript SDK. …

Getting Started with Kinvey mBaaS - Pulling Data Anonymously

In my new role at work I’m going to be focusing on Kinvey. Much of this is as new to me right now as it may be to you as well, so I invite you to join me in this series of posts (of which this is the first) where I’ll be experimenting and learning Kinvey (along with some other technologies). …

From Cordova to Bots to Serverless - An Interview with Brian Leroux

Brian Leroux is one of the featured speakers at The Future of Development online event that I am running next Friday, December 15 at 12pm ET. You can sign up for free today . Brian and I crossed paths when we both worked for Adobe - he was helping to lead PhoneGap and Apache Cordova, both of which fell under my areas of focus within my role at the time. A couple years later, we bumped into each other at PhoneGap Day in Salt Lake City and he told me about his new startup focused on bots, but recently he's...…