Git, For Real

I just conducted an educational session on git for software developers and system engineers at General Dynamics Mission Systems. The slides will be published online in the next few weeks.

David Keener at Balticon

I was invited to participate in the Programming track at Balticon 2017. I may even be conducting one of my workshops there, although details are still up in the air.

Note: (2017/07/15) I did end up running a workshop called: “”Is Your Setting Strong Enough to Support a Series?”

David Keener, Workshop at Balticon

A/V for Event at Verizon

David Keener, in the Production Booth

I was the Technical Chair in charge of A/V and technical operations for the Toastmasters District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) on July 23, 2016. Held at the Verizon headquarters in Ashburn, VA.

It’s basically a half-day, five-track training session for about a hundred people, with an A/V setup for all of the rooms.

Note: The photo is by Edmond Joe, and is easily the best shot he took at the conference.

A/V for Event at Fairfax County Government Center

I was Technical Chair in charge of A/V and technical operations for the Toastmasters District 29 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) on June 25, 2016. Held at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, VA.

It amounts to a half-day, five-track training event for about a hundred and twenty people, with an A/V setup for all of the rooms.

SiteMeter is Now Dodgy

My web site recently started periodically interrupting navigation by redirecting users to advertising pages hosted by Go.goadvs.com. Needless to say, I was not pleased.

Go.goadvs.com is a notorious example of the “advertising spam” category of malware. Generally, it infects people’s browsers by installing its own browser extension.

However, in this particular case, I traced it to the SiteMeter widget that I’ve been using since 2010. It’s clearly been compromised in some way, so I’ve removed it from the web site.

More Than 100K Views

Every once in a while, I toddle on over to SlideShare, where I post most of my presentations, and just check to see how many views my presentations have had.

This time, I was gratified to see that I’ve crossed one of those significant boundaries. My presentations have been viewed more than one hundred thousand times.

My all-time Top Ten presentations are listed below:

  1. Building Facebook Apps
  2. Creating Dynamic Charts with JFreeChart
  3. Creating a World-Class RESTful Web Services API
  4. 21st Century Writer
  5. Social Networking: The Next Weapon Against Bad Actors
  6. Rails and the Apache SOLR Search Engine
  7. Elevator Up, Please!
  8. Creating Killer Business Models
  9. Creating Custom Charts Using Ruby Vector Graphics
  10. Implementing OpenID for Your Social Networking Web Site

I’m interested in diverse subjects, but it was nevertheless interesting to see that the Top Ten included a cross-section of presentations corresponding to my interests, and not just any one particularly popular category. So my Top Ten list included presentations on Ruby/Rails, Java, Cyber Security, Writing and Science.