My First Freelance Web Development Job

After being laid off from my part time food service job for the summer I decided that going back to the kitchen was not an option considering I’m a Computer Science student. My plan was to ask some acquaintances who own their own small businesses if they wanted to hire me to re-design or make entirely new web sites for them. I spent some time reading various blogs and articles about freelance web development before starting my mission. To my surprise I got work on my first inquiry. Continue reading

Don’t Abuse Adobe Muse

I purchased my one year Adobe CC student subscription in the fall of 2014. As I was scrolling through vast list of programs I had leased, I noticed a new member of the Adobe family. After about 4 minutes of research I learned which group of users it targeted. Adobe Muse is a WYSIWYG web design tool intended for graphic designers to create websites without having to know how to write HTML/CSS, or even basic JavaScript. After discovering what Muse offered to the world of web design, I couldn’t help but think back to the days of the Yahoo GeoCities page builder.

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Thoughts on Math – Exploration Discovery and Applications

Looking back at the progression of my education in mathematics as far back as grade school in Germany there are some common learning patterns which I have been able to identify. Noticing common learning patterns in mathematics was something I only began to recognize in my current college pre-calculus/trigonometry sequence course. Continue reading

Current Goals For Keeping 2015 Productive

Hello World! Welcome to the BTSource.net developer blog. For more information about the topics of this blog please go to the about section and read the short synopsis.

This is my first attempt at blogging. What inspired me to start blogging was the fact that a majority of the interesting software development related articles I was finding on hacker news often directed me to the personal blogs of developers. While reading through various personal blogs of software developers I felt as if the content had a degree of freedom to which made it more engaging than the work found in more formal or commercial publishing venues. Witnessing the creative freedom brings to writing about technical subjects gave me the confidence to give blogging a shot myself.
After making this decision I decided that I needed a plan with a set of weekly, monthly, and yearly goals in order to keep content moving with some degree of flow. I have decided to integrate the blog to my main portfolio site http://www.btsource.net/, as a means of keeping in touch other than twitter and YouTube.

The overall goal of 2015 in terms of my web presence is to intelligently connect all of my social media, and source management accounts to my main web site. At this point in time all the accounts are registered, and linked in from each other. Now I am faced with the real challenges. Content creation and delivery. Below is a brief list of short term goals to keep 2015 productive in a way that shows other developers and employers what my skills are.

  • Refine layouts (Consistent branding across all accounts)
  • Create interesting content on regular basis
  • Network, and meet other developers
  • Create projects which build community through collaboration

Thanks for reading, and happy coding – Nick