JSConf 2015: Javascript Conference

Developers at the O’Reilly School of Technology are using Node.js and AngularJS for some of our latest projects, so Sean Crawford (our Senior Web Devloper) and I were really excited to attend the recent JSConf in Florida. When we arrived, I found that the most exciting events happening at JSConf weren’t about web applications at …

Development Trend: Katas

Recently, I attended the Nebraska.Code() software development conference. If you’re looking to improve your technical skills, network with other developers, or learn about a new development trend, I highly recommend attending these sorts of events. As an instructor at O’Reilly’s School of Technology, I found that many of the discussions at the conference were relevant …

New HTML5 and Responsive Design Course

Make Your Web Pages Work on All Screen Sizes These days, we’re viewing web pages on a wide variety of screens: everything from huge desktop monitors, to laptop screens, to tablets and phones. So how do you make your web pages look good on the large, the small, and everything in between? That’s what responsive …

Mentor Tip: Hey Brain, Don’t Think So Hard!

Recently, I started learning Python with my mentor, Pat Barton. Now, my current bag of programming tricks contains Perl, PHP, and MySQL, among others, so programming concepts are not new to me. I’ve got a little leg up on newbies, but I found myself falling into the same trap I did when I was a …

Mastery Learning Increases Skills Retention

Greetings, dear readers and welcome back to our celebration of National Distance Learning Week.  This week we’re focused on the three keys to effective teaching and learning in online education: connecting, building, and the subject of today’s post, mastery. Mastery learning, from the work of Benjamin Bloom, is an approach to learning that requires students …