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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.


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The Complete Apache Groovy Developer Course is now LIVE

The Complete Apache Groovy Developer Course is now LIVE

This might only be my 2nd course but there aren't many things as exciting as finding out your course is live in the wild for Students to purchase! I have put a lot of time into this course and I want to thank the Groovy community for their support and all of the great resources that helped me along the way. I hope you will take this course and I look forward to your feedback. I have a special coupon code below for the readers of this blog that will get the first 100 students a 50% discount off of the regular price. https://www.udemy.com/apac[...]
I am a Best Seller on Udemy

I am a Best Seller on Udemy

I know all the excitement these days are leading up to the release of my new course but this was too cool not to share. I was browsing Udemy yesterday and I noticed that my Learn Spring Boot course was listed under the Best Sellers in Programming Languages. Just to make sure they weren't just trying to make a guy feel nice I opened an incognito tab in Chrome and sure enough there I was again.  The course has been doing well and this is just amazing to see. [...]
Just. Keep. Uploading

Just. Keep. Uploading

One of my favorite YouTubers, Casey Neistat, just crossed the 3 Million Subscriber count. He said in the video below that the he got some advice early on in his career and he will always remember these 3 words. Just. Keep. Uploading. What this means to me is that if you want to grow your audience you just have to keep producing content. I think many of us fall into the category of trying to make everything perfect. While having some pride in the content you put out there is important it is way more important to get your work out there. One of[...]
Any Interest in a Grails 3 Course

Any Interest in a Grails 3 Course

I am a really big fan of The Grails Framework. We use it at work and I really love that Grails 3 is built on Spring Boot.I have already created a course on Spring Boot and I have course on Groovy coming out very soon. I am interested in putting together a Grails 3 course but I want to get a feel for interest in this. If you could please answer a couple questions for me it would really help me out. If I do get some interest I was even thinking of maybe doing a kickstarter campaign for this one. Thoughts?  [...]
Groovy Course Teaser

Groovy Course Teaser

If you're not a subscriber to my YouTube channel (what are you waiting for) you're missing out on some great content. This week I started releasing videos from upcoming course "The Complete Apache Groovy Developer Course". There are 5 videos in the playlist now and I will be releasing a video every single day up until the course is launched.   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZV0a2jwt22tjiSJ-i_ftNi5Sa2qMGp2U[...]
G3 Summit

G3 Summit

While I am still waiting on hearing back from SpringOne to see if I was selected to speak I am trying to plan out conferences for the year. A coworker just told me about the G3 Summit at the end of November in Florida. This is a conference for the Groovy, Grails and Gradle Community. I can think of way worse things to do than get out of the cold weather here in Cleveland and head down to Florida to hang out and learn from some great people. This is the first I am hearing about this conference so I think this is the first year. I have a few that[...]
I Love to Learn

I Love to Learn

I saw this quote from Satya Nadella this morning, the CEO of Microsoft and it got me more excited for the day than the cup of coffee sitting next to me. This is my entire life summed up into a few sentences. I love to learn so much that I have stock piled books, articles and courses to the point where I will probably never catch up. This is why every single day is a new adventure to me and I will never get bored. This for me can be anything from learning a new skill to learning something more about myself or even learning how to improve my tech[...]