In Episode 19 we talk to Allison Hartnett – Regional Manager of TEALS, about their work in high schools throughout the US to build and grow sustainable computer science programs.
- Teals: 3:25
- Getting Started: 27:00
- Picks: 35:39
Eric's interest in the web began while working at a newspaper as a pagination editor. He spent his lunch breaks in his car reading web design books, and then experimented with what he read in his spare time in the evenings. His studies paid off, leading to a career in web development working for Mid-America Regional Council, City of Lawrence, Kansas, and City of Olathe, Kansas, before coming to VML. In his career, he has used Drupal (and some WordPress) to get things done.
A fan of autodidacticism, Eric likes to consume podcasts, audiobooks, and ebooks to expand his knowledge for both work, health, and pleasure. He co-authored one book Learning Rails 3, and went solo for another, Coding with Coda, both for O'Reilly Media. He also co-organizes a Meetup group, Lawrence Coders, has particiated in Startup Weekend, and is a Certified ScrumMaster.
Eric is a songwriter and musician, can play guitar, bass guitar, and sing, and likes motorcyles (although it's been too long since he rode one). Eric and his wife, Amy, have three children: Ember, Remi, and Rogan. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas, but a move to the KC area is planned for 2016.