Community Spotlight: Brendan Forster

It is my pleasure to present this community tribute to Brendan Forster, written by guest author Mord Zuber. I first met Brendan when I was looking for an open source project I could contribute to. At that point in the time, the only language I felt comfortable enough to contribute...

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Customize Your VS Code Icon

(Or any application icon, for that matter.) The orange Visual Studio Code icon seemed to rub a lot of people the wrong way. So much so, Microsoft is changing it in the next release. Some folks were so displeased with the "pumpkin spice" icon, they started replacing it with something...

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Reflecting on the past five years

You might be thinking... Hey, David, don't you own a calendar? It's not even close to January 1st yet. What's with the untimely introspection? Well, my dear critical reader, I do own a calendar, and here's a news flash: I'm fresh and unexpected like that. Get used to it. Hi....

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Be Patient and Keep Practicing

You've probably seen the ShamWow meme. You know, the classic, cheesy infomercial guy. A couple of years ago, I had the idea of drawing that meme for one of my tech talks, as a transition to a demo. I was so proud of it. And, it get a few chuckles...

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Please, Give Public Speaking a Try

When I talk to people about public speaking, I tell them of the opportunities it opens up to travel to fun places, and meet awesome people. I have had some amazing adventures in the last several years, all because I got up the courage to get up and speak to...

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Kansas City Developers Conference 2017

TL;DR: KCDC is awesome. If you're a developer, you should go. If you're a speaker, you should speak. I've spoken at a lot of conferences over the years. Very few have impressed me the way KCDC 2017 has. Everything about KCDC was above and beyond my expectations: hospitality, food,...

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