I was visiting Vancouver on October 14th, 2018, when the temperature in Denver dropped into the teens and the city had its first snowfall of the season. I arrived back home that evening and the next morning I went to work. Around 5pm, my neighbor texted me a photo of my backyard, saying “you have… More
Earlier this month I had the privilege of giving a talk at the 2018 Node+JS Interactive held in Vancouver, BC. The talk was about using the circuit breaker design pattern inside Node.js APIs in a microservices context. Though I’ve been pretty actively speaking at Denver Code Club events for several years, this was my first… More
Back in April of this year I responded to a tweet from O’Reilly by tweeting my own advertisement for FluentConf, their annual web conference: Send me to #FluentConf and #VelocityConf! I can’t wait to see everyone, including @scottdavis99, @doctorow, @holtbt, and @kyleshevlin. Do yourself a favor and grab a #SuperBronze pass: https://t.co/HDBvzAbbJW — Craig (@craigfreeman)… More
This week I co-presented progressive web applications with Kellee Martins at the Denver Code Club meetup. Check out the recording below. It’s worth noting that many of the information and images were compiled from third-party sources. If I missed an attribution, please let me know.
I had been hearing about AngularJS more frequently through the various channels – Twitter, blogs, newsletters, meetups, podcasts, etc. – so about 18 months ago, I started looking into it. I dabbled here and there until I had the opportunity to work on an Angular app in production, which only furthered my interest. While looking for work earlier this… More
Last Wednesday I met up with some colleagues at the Alliance Center in LoDo to attend HTML5 Denver Users Group‘s one-day workshop, Mastering MEAN. The organizer, Scott Davis, spent the day walking a class of 50 or so people with various backgrounds through the ins and outs of the newer stack. Scott took his time and explained… More
Today I met up with the Node.js Denver/Boulder group downtown for a Nodeschool.io hack day. Richard Lucas, who I had met awhile back at a Denver Code Club meetup, organized the event at Code Talent for 32 of us to meet and work our way through the various Nodeschool.io modules, with mentors wandering around to help out if… More