About The Blog:

Adventures in Development was started so that some of my otherwise wasted free-time could turn into an opportunity for professional development and an opportunity to help others learn to be better developers. The goal is to learn one new web-development tool, technique, strategy, resources, idea or methodology on a regular basis and post about it to the world. Hopefully together we can all learn to become better developers. I plan on delving into a lot of different areas on this blog. It won’t be strictly a .NET blog, a Ruby Blog, PHP blog, a WordPress Blog, a Drupal Blog, but will instead cover a wide variety of server-side programming languages and client-side scripting languages.

About Me:

I’m a web developer based out of Sioux Falls, SD. My core competency is content management system development and server-side web development on the ASP.NET platform. I’ve also used WordPress and Joomla quite extensively for sites that don’t require much customization and I’m becoming increasingly interested in JavaScript-based libraries, such as JQuery, that add a lot of visual appeal to websites and web-software.

For my day job, I serve as a senior web software engineer for Factor 360, Inc. In that position, I’m the project lead for the ASP.NET-based “360WebCMS” content management system. I also own a business called American Consumer News, LLC which is a network of consumer and personal finance weblogs. I also teach online courses (mostly introduction to programming, client-side web programming & server-side web programming) for Dakota State University. I graduated from Dakota State University with an undergraduate degree in computer science in May of 2008 and a masters degree in information systems (MSIS) with a specialization in e-commerce in August of 2009. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Christian Leadership from Sioux Falls Seminary and anticipate that I will complete the degree in May of 2014.

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