Category Archives: Teaching

MEAN stack, Drupal 8, Reactjs, PHP

PSU
Penn State
I am currently authoring some new components for an excellent course in the College of Information Sciences & Technology at Penn State University. The course is titled Advanced Enterprise Integration: Technology and Applications and pursues the expanded knowledge of information technology and systems integration issues across multiple application settings including specific methods for designing and building advanced systems. The format is online, hands-on, watch, learn, build. The technologies we’ll focus on are MEAN stack, Drupal 8, Reactjs, PHP, and I’m thinking of adding some Python/Django for fun.

Feature image: College of IST at Penn State.

Teaching & Research @ Penn State University

PSU
Penn State

As a faculty member in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, I teach many courses related to building with web technology. I focus on leading languages, software and methods that scale up to the demands of the assembled web that users expect across any number of mobile devices and platforms. In the contemporary world, every environment is a web environment and users expect a beautiful and personal experience.

I also use these technologies in National Science Foundation funded research projects across different Penn Sate institutes and colleges working to discover and implement new ways to augment scientific collaboration, development, and teaching across the planet.

Feature image: Old Main, UP by Greg O’Toole.

Web Advising To The Moon

LunarLion
LunarLion

I am proud to have been asked to participate in the Penn State project called LunarLion, the first university-driven mission to the moon in history. LunarLion is based in the Applied Research Lab. My role in this project is to mentor the student web team who are using web technology for project management, scientific collaboration, and communication with the public across multiple digital environments.

Feature image: NASA.gov.

Teaching Open Source Web Building in Tokyo

Tokyo Poster
Ochanomizu University poster.

In the Spring of 2013 I traveled to Japan offering a short course and workshop for the students of Ochanomizu University. I also authored a faculty development seminar for the faculty of the university, hosted by the Center for Research in Education. Also, I was asked to give the keynote address at the Plone Education Symposium Tokyo which is part of the annual Open Source Conference Japan at Mesei University also in Tokyo, hosted by the Plone Users Group Japan. It was quite an adventure, full of great people, places, and learning opportunities.

Visit the online classroom.

Feature image: Maxisciences.

Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design

Springer
Springer Publishing

The first edition of one of my books Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design is published and available from Springer as part of their Springer Briefs in Computer Science Series. I am at work on edition number 2. Free downloads are available in chapter format or full book from Springer.

It’s great to see that many people are finding interest in this important topic, and over 7,000 downloads are currently totaled by Bookmetrix.

Feature image: Sustainable Web Ecosystem Design.