We Must Change the Way We Talk and Report About Suicide

“Died unexpectedly, at the age of 35,” my friend’s obituary began. Reading the whole entry, I might have come to the conclusion that he was an unfortunate victim of a heart attack or early stroke.

However, a text message I received from a mutual friend gave me the full story.

“He committed suicide. Sounds like he was far in debt and super depressed. I still can’t believe it.” Continue reading “We Must Change the Way We Talk and Report About Suicide”

Net Neutrality is Dead. What Comes Next?

The Federal Communications Commission finally released the long-awaited new rules for regulating the internet, following its 3-2 vote in December to repeal net neutrality.

Net neutrality, which has become controversial in recent years, is the term for the concept that internet service providers should provide equal access for all types of content served via their networks. Many consumers see this as an important protection, while some ISPs have been vocal in their opposition to the FCC imposing net neutrality on them. Continue reading “Net Neutrality is Dead. What Comes Next?”

Video: Why Use Online Video For Your Business?

This is a video I created a few years ago with a videographer to showcase the most powerful medium for communication we have in the 21st Century: video. I concepted the whole thing, wrote the script, and, of course, stood in front of the camera, explaining why businesses should use video as a part of their marketing strategy.

Local Historian Brings “Forgotten” WWI History to Life at Longmont Museum

A small crowd came to the Longmont Museum Thursday to hear a lecture on the human element of World War I that featured humor and antique weapons.

As part of its “Longmont & The Great War” exhibit, the museum hosted a lecture by a local historian on the lesser-known elements of World War I. The presentation, titled “Deadly Laboratories: Weapons and Tactics of the First World War,” sought to challenge stereotypical images of stalemates in trench warfare, and detailed behind-the-scenes innovations that were made in battle tactics and technologies. Continue reading “Local Historian Brings “Forgotten” WWI History to Life at Longmont Museum”

Video: What Is User Experience Design, and Why Does it Matter?

This is a video I helped create with the talented folks at CodeCraft School of Technology in Boulder, CO. I wrote the questions, prepared and interviewed the subject matter experts, and offered direction for editing the finished project.

My goal with this video was to tell a very specific story, one very light on sales and very heavy on education. Specifically, I wanted it to accomplish the following goals: Continue reading “Video: What Is User Experience Design, and Why Does it Matter?”

Introducing CodeCraft School’s Newest Web Development Instructor – Raphael Serota

Raphael Serota is one of CodeCraft’s newest employees, and we’re excited to have him join our team as the lead instructor for our Full-Time Full-Stack Web Development Bootcamp. Here’s a little bit of Q&A we recently had with Raphael about his background, his approach as an instructor, and how bootcamp students can make the most of their time both as students and later as graduates.

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