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Zen and the Art of Progressive Enhancement

January 13, 2016

When I’m not programming, I’m in the woods as much as possible camping and hiking. Occasionally I need to look something up on my phone (an address for instance), and I often see this: But why!? I think to myself. All I want is some text telling me where to get beers after this hike. Why can’t my one bar (of signal) get me directions? This question led me to discover Progressive Enhancement, and how it can help people like me access the core content of a website with any amount of internet connection. Progressive enhancement is a web design...

Progressive Enhancement Talk
Progressive Enhancement Talk

Conference in the Catskills

October 30, 2015

The whole thing seemed too good to be true: autumnal foliage, blacksmithing, craft cider, square dancing, live music spanning genres from folk to rock and roll… at a tech conference! It wasn’t. The first annual Catskills Conf combined all of my favorite things all in one place — and included a very special group of people — in the Hudson Valley. It was also special weekend because I decided to give a lightning talk — my first at a conference. On Friday afternoon, the bus carrying city-dwellers excited for their escape to nature arrived at the Ashokan Center near Kingston,...

Catskills Conf 2015 Banner
Catskills Conf 2015 Banner