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Drupal 8 Essentials 2: Building Out Your Website

Your Drupal site is built. Now what? Web design doesn't stop once the website is launched. Learn how to build out your Drupal site to better fit your visitors' needs.

In these tutorials, Tom Geller helps new Drupal designers change the layout and design elements of their sites, control visitor interactions (including comments), arrange content in user-friendly "views," and expand the site's capabilities beyond what's available in core Drupal with Drupal modules. In all the steps you'll learn best practices to ensure your sites remain streamlined, secure, and up to date.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 03/15/2016

Drupal 8 Essentials 1: Getting Started

Drupal 8 Essentials is designed to help anyone create a simple website using Drupal, the free web design software that powers personal blogs as well as the sites of some of the world's largest corporations.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 03/15/2016

Energy Harvesting Extends Life of Small Devices

Article about using power gathered from radio waves, heat, and motion to power small devices such as sensors and cell phones.

Article as it appeared on the web
Date of publication: 
Tue, 01/06/2015

Boot Camps Promise PhDs Fast Track to a Data Science Career

Ph.D.s: Want a month of all-expenses-paid training, with a six-figure job waiting for you when you're done? That's what a new crop of "data-science boot camps" offer -- for those who qualify. (Online-only article.)

Article as it appeared on the web
Date of publication: 
Thu, 10/30/2014

Waiting for the Smart Grid

The "smart" electric grid has held great promise for 15 years, but it's not always been clear how deeply it's penetrated our infrastructure -- or what benefits it's delivered. This article summarizes the current state of smart-grid technology, who's implemented it, and where improvements are likely to appear. Online only.

Article as it appeared on the web
Date of publication: 
Thu, 10/02/2014

Computing's Narrow Focus May Hinder Women's Participation

I was afraid to work on this article about the gender gap in computing because it's a topic surrounded by dogma, strong feelings, and poorly conceived statistics. As a result, most coverage on it is timid and shallow. But I think the hours of interviewing and research paid off. I'm happy with how it turned out. Online-only.

It's gotten lots of coverage:

Article as it appeared on the web
Date of publication: 
Mon, 08/18/2014

Appearance on "Authored Content" show, talking about Bitcoin

I talk off the cuff about the popular cryptocurrency with fellow lynda.com authors Morten Rand-Hendriksen and Ray Villalobos on their Google Hangout show, "Authored Content".

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 07/18/2014

Up and Running with Bitcoin

Description by lynda.com: "Understand the basics of bitcoin, the popular virtual currency, and then learn the nuances of bitcoin transactions and security issues that can be difficult to navigate on your own. Tom Geller addresses both the big and small issues swirling around bitcoin right now, and prepares you to use or accept bitcoin as a currency for your transactions. Discover how bitcoin compares to US dollars and other forms of money; how to send, receive, and "mine" it; and how to protect and track your bitcoin transactions.

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Date of publication: 
Tue, 06/24/2014

Writing Articles

In this course, author Tom Geller explores the process of writing articles and publications for businesses large and small. The course begins with a look at the preparation you'll need to do, best ways to find assignments, and smart strategies for determining your article approach. Next, the course dives into techniques you can use to brainstorm angles, research, interview experts, finish a piece, and build your portfolio.

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Date of publication: 
Fri, 05/24/2013

Freelancing Fundamentals

In this course, author and seasoned freelancer Tom Geller shows you how to prepare for a transition to freelancing. Begin by taking a look at your career goals, the systems that will support you, and proper ways to plan for success. Find out how to marshal your resources, refine your portfolio for presentation to clients, and estimate your costs to avoid any surprises on the financial front. Plus, discover how to create invoices, manage your books and taxes, expand your client base with marketing, and grow your business.

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Date of publication: 
Wed, 01/30/2013

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