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Reflections and Follow-Ups 2015 Hack for Western Mass

Learn more about this annual, local event that connects civic-minded tech professionals with nonprofits in need of elegant web and mobile solutions. How does Hack for Western Mass work? Who is...

Hack for Western Mass and NERD Summit Team up for 2016

Due to a large overlap in our communities and in our funding sources, H4WM and NERD are joining forces for the new year. We are looking for 4-8 people to join the central organizing team which...

An Introduction to Responsive HTML Emails

Whether you’re using emails for newsletters, promotional content, or event invitations, you need to be able to reach your subscribers on whatever devices, operating systems, or email clients they...

Introduction to CSS and HTML For those just starting their journey into front-end web development, this session teaches the very basics of writing mark-up and styles to create a website. Beginner
DNS: What do all these letters actually mean?!?!

The Domain Name System (DNS) runs the entirety of the internet. Although it is a fundamental piece of how we connect to websites, it is not always clear what DNS is actually doing.

Introduction to PHP
  • Prerequisites
    • A computer with at least Apache and PHP installed
    • Beginner
      Distributions: Learning from Others

      Drupal comes with some assembly required.  Drupal core itself is pretty bare bones.  Thanks to several thousand contributed modules, virtually any functionality is possible.  Distributions take...

      Setting Up Your Local Dev Environment Having a reliable and comprehensive local development environment has gotten easier and easier over the past few years, but setting one up can still be mysterious. Beginner
      The Flexibility of Drupal

      Your First Open Source Project Creating an open source project is an excellent way to hone one's skills, gain experience, and network with other passionate software developers. Beyond the first "I Wrote Some Code!" stage, there... Beginner
      Reporting an issue: What developers really want to know What makes a useful bug report or issue ticket? Beginner
      Blockchains and Altcoins: Intro to Digital Currency The rise of Bitcoin and [its underlying technology] cryptocurrency have moved out off the tech underground with the potential to transform the way we handle online commerce and information through... Beginner
      Open source is not just free software Open source is not just a means to obtaining free software, it also provides us an opportunity to shape and improve the tools we use. Beginner
      Agile Workshop Managing waterfall projects is about protecting the notorious iron triangle: scope, budget and timeline. However, it is inherently rigid and leaves little to no room for innovation or new ideas. Beginner
      2015 Keynote: Becky Wai-Ling Packard Beginner
      2015 Keynoter: Jen Lampton Beginner
      Build a webpage with HTML & CSS!

      The web is built with HTML!

      In this workshop you will learn how to structure webpages with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and make them look nice with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

      Draw in 3D with SketchUp!

      There’s a reason SketchUp is synonymous with friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software: it doesn’t sacrifice usability for the sake of functionality. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and...

      Javascript is Everywhere!

      JavaScript is an easy to learn and powerful scripting language. JavaScript runs the web, enabling the interactivity that makes the internet so powerful. Increasingly, JavaScript is used in many...

      Game Programming with Construct 2

      Create your own video game and publish it!



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