Getting your degree matters. Don’t let anyone tell you differently!

Published March 5, 2019 at 2:03 PM PST

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Communications Degrees still matter. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. According to the Lumina Foundation, people who get their associate’s degree expect to make $500,000 more...

My Start to Finish Review of the Seattle University Web Development Certificate – Weeks 17-20

Published February 23, 2018 at 1:02 PM PST

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In the JavaScript course, we learned about creating a good web form experience with helpful validation. We used the jQuery Validation plugin to easily add validation functionality to a common form. A simple JavaScript object contained the rules for the validation and it didn’t take long to get the validation to work and dynamically insert text warnings when a field did not meet requirements such as a correct credit card format or too many characters.

In the hosting course, we learned about how to install WordPress manually on a server on Digital Ocean by following the directions from the tutorial How To Install WordPress on Ubuntu 14.04.

We also started planning our final projects for the quarter and I am attempting to build an employee training tracker and a video voter app.


Booming Technology Careers Can Focus on Systems or on the Human Side

Published February 16, 2018 at 2:02 PM PST

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According to a recent study, digitally intensive jobs are growing at a rate two-and-a-half times faster than non-digital jobs and jobs requiring advanced digital skills offer 38% higher wages. Most people have heard of the term Information technology, which tends to be very broad and systems focused, whereas careers around Digital Technology and Cultures focus on the human side of technology. Let’s take a look at the different types of careers the two different areas of study have to offer.