Event on 2014-06-23 18:00:00

Programming Fundamentals for Non-Programmers: Intensive Series

Jack Watson-Hamblin 
Web Designer and Developer

Monday, June 23rd 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 25th  6:00 – 8:30 pm
Monday, June 30th 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, July 2nd 6:00 – 8:30 pm 

Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? In this workshop we'll tackle some development principles to get you on the right path. We'll look at questions like, "Front-end vs. Back-end?", "What is this Javascript function thingy, and why am I passing it strange math equations to it?"

If you're running a tech start-up, it's essential that you familiarise yourself with the fundamentals of web development. Ultimately knowing how to "talk to the talk" will help you communicate better with developers. Come with questions, and a desire to have fun!

Student Takeaways:
Front-end programming vs. back-end programming
Introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Overview of databases, server side frameworks, and key coding languages
Reading code and basic development principles to get started
Build a basic web application from scratch

View full schedule and session outcomes here: 

Level & Prerequisites:
Basic computer skills are required, you should be able to install programs, unzip files etc. Please bring a laptop as we will be doing live coding during the class and a number of exercises. You won't need to install any specific software, but please sign up to a free trial of via this link:

Instructor Bio
Jack Watson-Hamblin
Web Designer and Developer

Nicknamed the "Wunderkinder" (Wonder Kid), Jack is currently running his own gig at MotionInMotion as a screencaster and freelancing at FluffyJack Design. Jack is an experienced programmer, web developer, and UX designer interested in innovative projects, who has recently published his book, RubyMotion for Rails Developers

Jack’s wealth of knowledge and professional pursuits are extensive. They include teaching Ruby for iOS and Rails Developers, building mobile apps, implementing agile methodology and delivering affordable online marketing solutions for Australian businesses. Jack has worked for NBN Co Limited, 6.2 an innovation Lab and Fillim, a global online video-on-demand platform.

He is particularly passionate about the environment, human rights and poverty alleviation.


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Boston Magento Developer (Sales Secret) Offers Booking and Reservation System for Magento E-Commerce Websites

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

Sales Secret LLC, a Boston Magento Developer, is excited to offer e-commerce website vendors the ability to manage a fully featured Booking and Reservation system within Magento.

Magento Booking and Reservation Extension Features Include:

Multiple pricing rules to maximize business opportunities
Set flexible price rules: the option for setting different prices for different – days, different times and different types/variants of the same product
Offer gradual/ staggered pricing (increasing or decreasing): good for those who wish to increase or reduce prices nearer to the actual occurrence of an event.
Promote booking\reservation products by pricing items differently when higher quantities are purchased.

Flexible booking/reservation options to suit different businesses

Flexible “exclude days” rules: Similar to blackout days with airlines, prevent bookings/reservations for certain dates
Option to set billable periods by day or hours: makes this extension suitable for date-time-date and time-based products, e.g. hotel room/consulting attendance/rental products
Set available times for bookings and reservations, e.g. reservations can be made only from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Specify date and time period of product availability, making this extension useful for products that are available for limited time periods such as a particular play or movie
Allow multiple reservations for the same time based on available quantity of the bookable product: for example, a car wash with 3 boxes could allow 3 reservations in the same time slot

AJAX support

Dynamically changing price with AJAX while changing reserved period at frontend
AJAX calendar loading and navigation
AJAX Cart Pro 2.x extension by aheadWorks support

Useful and user-friendly interface for customers and administrators include:


Integrated admin interface covers new “booking” tab when editing a product, orders overview page, orders overview calendar widget
Ability to switch off shipping per product
Instant orders review on the product edit page using the calendar widget; also has a separate orders page with all bookings and reservations
Booking period is displayed in Order details and invoice
Ability to specify how many days the booked item is kept in abandoned cart
Ability to define the number of calendar pages displayed on the product page

Customers / Site visitors

Integrated customer interface offers visual calendar and busy/free time periods for easy ordering; customer can also view their bookings and reservations on an orders view page
See booking/ reservation details in the shopping cart before placing the order
Check the reserved period in the recieved invoice
“Live” price change while changing custom options
Booked period is shown as unavailable for another reserving to the customer even if he/she hasnt checked it out

“Through planning, efficient coding, relentless implementation, and data analysis, we have been changing the face of e-marketing”, stated Robert Hadland, Sales Secret LLC representative. “Now with this Booking and Reservation extension for Magento, the game has been taken to an entirely different level.”

Sales Secret offers their prospective customers six ways to ignite their sales:

Segment marketing efforts
Optimize for mobile engagement
Build relationships with customers
Localize whenever possible
Act on analytics and available metrics
Cultivate useful loyalty programs

Utilizing tools such as Magento e-commerce website development, custom Magento extension development, Magento Business Intelligence Dashboard integration, and Magento SEO services; Sales Secret has been serving their customers marketing and development needs to increase their sales and profitability.

For more information, visit or call 888 553-9113.

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(PRWEB) June 29, 2014

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New Oriental to Report Fourth Fiscal Quarter Financial Results on July 22, 2014
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