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This week's speaker will be Kevin Weller, Software Architect and Web Developer. The topic will be "HTML Boot Camp."
HTML is the fundamental information technology of the web. It describes the content not only of traditional web sites, but that of full-blown web applications of every description. Without an understanding of HTML and where it fits in the stack, you cannot be an effective web developer. This hands-on Boot Camp will give you a conceptual understanding of HTML, a brief overview of its companion CSS technology, and how the two work together. Then we will walk through the production of a complete web page from top to bottom. When it is all over, you should have both a theoretical foundation and the practical benefits of direct experience.
Kevin Weller is a veteran software architect and web developer with more than 20 years of professional experience in many different information technologies and roles. He has spent well over 16 years focused primarily on database-driven web application engineering in Java, C, C++, 4GL, Perl, and Ruby on Rails. Key roles and accomplishments include:
Senior Engineer, Private Networks - Implemented one of the very first database-driven private internet sites (extranets) in 1995 (arguably one of the internet's pioneering years in terms of mass-market popularity).Program Architect, BEA Systems - Designed the common architecture and infrastructure for BEA's public web portals on the J2EE stack and the WebLogic product suite.CTO, X-Ray Analysis & Distribution - Architected and built a sophisticated tele-radiology solution involving DICOM image processing, 3-D bone structure modeling, and secure data transmission over the internet.CEO, ASAP WebSoft - As both an engineer and team project manager, built several scalable systems of Rails web applications and batch servers for clients--including those that run clubdining.com and idwatchdog.com--fully integrated with back-end and third-party business systems.Since July 2006, he has devoted the vast majority of his professional time building web solutions for his clients using Ruby on Rails. As a dedicated Apple technology enthusiast since December 2006, he is now developing an iPhone/iPad software engineering capability focused on creating applications that dramatically improve the typical user experience on the platform.