devICT is the largest software development community in Wichita boasting over
500 registered members. Since joining in 2012 I have taken on the
responsibility of being the director. The group covers all aspects of software
development. Our mission is:
To educate, empower, and connect software developers in the Wichita area.
This is a talk I presented at the first Kansas Linux Fest in March 2015.
I gave it again that month at my company’s internal roundtable and again for
devICT that July.
In March 2013 I gave a presentation to my local development group
devICT over the different forms and uses of Regular Expressions. The
talk was just under two hours long and was well received by the audience
(approximately 25 developers). The presentation was broadcast through Google
Hangouts On Air and the video is available on YouTube.
Back in June 2014 I gave a presentation to devICT about how to use
Object Oriented Programming in PHP and Ruby. I chose this topic when I was
explaining inheritance to a friend and realized others would be interested. I
chose PHP and Ruby for examples because I was already familiar with OOP in PHP
and I wanted to learn more about Ruby’s object model.
In November 2013 I gave a short presentation to devICT about the PHP
templating engine Twig. The talk covered the basics of
installing/configuring Twig, rendering templates, and writing templates.
Startup Wichita was a grass roots effort to connect entrepreneurs in
Wichita with local people and resources. In March 2014 devICT held a
hackathon to kick-start development on the community site.
When I started using Vim as my primary editor I found my second love. Its pure
efficiency combined with its extendability have yet to leave me seriously
wanting for any features. I have made some contributions back to the vim