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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C3

This was the third day of the competition. The focus today was on client side development. I was part of the team which prepared this document for the competition. Here is a snapshot of Marcelo Strehl presenting the client side module to competitors in the morning. The client side project […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C2

Today was the second day of the competition (Monday). Yes, I am running a bit behind in my daily updates. There are many activities (for both experts and competitors). The focus throughout the day was on server side development. In the morning, competitors developed an API (which was reviewed by […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C1

Today was the first day of competition (Sunday = start of work week in some areas of the world). This was the first full day of competition. Competitors met first in the morning for a briefing about the project they will work upon. They are not allowed to ask questions. […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-2

We are now two days from the start of the actual web design and development competition. Today was familiarization day. Competitors were assigned workstations and URLs on the server. They had the opportunity to test out the software and report any problems. One they were satisfied the software was working […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-3

Today was another busy day. We updated a fair amount of software on the workstations and server. I was part of the team which made certain Zeal Docs (and the appropriate docsets) were available on each workstation. We also reviewed the projects, confirmed there were at least 30% changes from […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-4

We are getting closer to the actual competition. We began the day with introductions and learned a bit about the history of the Web Design contest at WorldSkills. The first happened in 2001 and it has grown steadily ever since. Most of the day, we focused on coordinating how we […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-5

I picked up my expert badge and related materials at the main WorldSkills event venue this morning. I believe this is the largest such event in the history of WorldSkills. Roughly 1,200 experts are participating in many different competitions. I then spent part of the day locating where our event […]

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WorldSkills 2017 Abu Dhabi Day C-6

I find it hard to believe it has already been two years since the last WorldSkills in Brazil. This year, we meet in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Yesterday (and today were mostly days of travel). I left Peoria mid-morning on Sunday. After crossing 10 time zones, traveling roughly 7,500 […]

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Interesting Web Sites

I encounter a number of interesting websites each week. I thought it might be useful to share some of these with readers. They are presented in no particular order (just as I encountered them). Let me know (via comments) if you find these useful.

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Super Bowl 51 Commercials

As I did last year, I paid attention to the commercials on the first Sunday night in February. Others may be aware of this tradition as well. Lots of new commercials frequently interrupted by a football game. Ok, it was fun to watch the game as well. This year had […]

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Installing SSL certificates

Given that I teach several classes dealing with security (and we even install SSL certificates on an IIS server in a couple of those), I thought it might be helpful for readers/ students to learn a little about what is required when you are using a Linux server. First, a […]

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I didn’t know you could do that with Google

As we start the Spring, 2017, semester, I thought it might be helpful to review some of the things one can do with Google. Yes, I know there are other search engines. I do find some of the items below most interesting. If you can do the same in other […]

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Browsers

As we start the spring, 2017 semester, I thought it appropriate to discuss browsers a bit. Many students know that I recommend testing web pages they create in multiple browsers. This includes desktop as well as mobile browsers. Why? Because different browsers use different rendering engines. This means pages may […]

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Moodle upgrade

In preparation for the spring, 2017 semester, I upgraded the Moodle environment that is used as a learning management system for our CMWEB classes. I thought it might be helpful for those using this environment to better understand the effort it takes to maintain (and keep this up to date). […]

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Captioning in Camtasia

As we develop online resources, it is important to make certain information we present is available to all. This means any audio or video should also have captions. I have been experimenting with captioning capabilities in various software and wanted to share my experiences using Techsmith Camtasia. I am using […]

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