Adding to Github and Gist

After putting it off for over a year, I finally started posting abandoned projects to Github and Gist. These include a volunteer management web app I made in 2005, a project that turned out to be too similar to Udemy to pursue, and some random VBA code (expect more here…

New Base Site

After years of "nothing to report," I finally updated chellinsky.net. Check it out. The goal was to make it straightforward. Appreciate any thoughts.…

Why I Continue to Use (and Love) Ghost

Last year, I switched my blogging (both here and on sowedu to Ghost from Wordpress. Here's why I continue to use it and think it's fantastic. Amazon EC2 It forced me to learn Amazon EC2. I wanted an excuse to learn how to use it for years, but never did.…

Government SW Development

I know this is late to the conversation by nearly two months, but I feel the need to respond to Dave Winer's "Government develops software differently" post regarding the federal health care site rollout. Having managed federal software development efforts as a project manager and contract manager during…

MOOC Developments

Interesting article about one of the major proponents of MOOCs pivoting. I didn't dig too deep, but it's worth reading. Will have to do more thinking about this.…

Rewarding Innovation

Some questions I have going through my head today: How should an organization reward innovation? Should there be a direct compensation for implementing innovative ideas, or should any rewards be indirect? Should an organization reward innovation, or just make it part of normal work expectations? Here are some ideas I…

TCA Open Forum

Just found out about the Tech Coast Angels Open Forum, not sure why I didn't know about it before. Interesting interviews with the Angels of TCA. Worth checking out if you are interested in that sort of thing.…