This is the personal website of Dan Vega, a Programmer, YouTuber, Teacher and Blogger from Cleveland OH. I love learn technologies and share those with others. I have a real passion for teaching others and giving back to the communities that give me so much.
Last night I had the chance to watch a really cool documentary called Zero Days. The documentary was about a very sophisticated virus that emerged in 2010 and the changing landscape of warfare in the world today. I don't want to give away much more than that but I will say the end of the documentary left me with some real questions that I believe we as a country and as a people need to start talking about. Where will we draw the line when it comes to cyber warfare and when can start having more open discussions about it. If you haven't had a ch[...]
I had the pleasure of meeting with Tech Elevator this week and I want to spend a few minutes telling you about it. I have no doubt that this one of the many startups in Cleveland that have a bright future ahead of them. The tech scene here in Cleveland has really started to grow like crazy over the last 10 years. With that growth there is a real need for Software Developers and the demand has outgrown the supply. In Cuyahoga County alone there were over 6,000 programming jobs available last year. This is a pretty familiar scene across our count[...]
If you are a frequent visitor to this blog or my YouTube channel you probably already know that I am a huge fan of IntelliJ. I love the new subscription model that they are using and the frequency of updates coming out. I just updated to 2016.2 and here is a list of the new features along with a video overview of some of the cool stuff. Debugger Variables merged with Watches Multiline expressions in breakpoint Condition and Evaluate and log, and Data Type Renderers Try and return statements in Evaluate Expression Version [...]
I was a guest on The Passive Income show last week and we had some great discussions around Udemy Live. If you haven't had a chance to check out the show on Blab I would recommend that you do. Phil and Dave do an awesome job putting together some great content and fun discussions every week. You can watch the replay by clicking on the link below. https://blab.im/dave-espino-passive-income-show-udemy-[...]
This was a pretty slow month on the side of content delivery for me. I just wrapped up my 2nd course last month and it was time for a much needed break from everything. I happy to announce that towards the end of June I started working on my 3rd course which is going to be a shorter course than I am used to and I should be able to get it out the door pretty quick. I also attended Udemy Live this month and that was an awesome conference. I have a bit of writer's block for video production going on, more on that later. With that my YouTube vid[...]
I just wanted to share a vlog that Phil Ebiner put together from his trip to Udemy Live. I also attended Udemy Live this weekend and it was an awesome conference. There is some great behind the scenes action and I might have to take a page out of Phil's book and do something like this when I travel to conferences. Awesome work Phil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgZyQcDQ0oU[...]
This past weekend I attended a conference called Udemy Live in San Francisco. The main purpose of the conference was to bring together all of the instructors so that they could meet each other as well as many of the Udemy team members. Udemy is building a business along with their instructors so it was nice for everyone to just get together and confirm that we were all indeed real and not robots. There was about 160 instructors from all over the world and I am really glad to say that I was 1 of them. Friday, June 24: Reception at Udemy Offic[...]