Mark Coleman

Find Your Turning Point(s)

Reflections on a career and paths traveled

I typically write about my various interactions around technology in an effort to learn while forcing myself to share knowledge to other readers. I personally find this approach the best way for me to learn since to share you must be confident on the topic at hand. This post however is a mini self reflection of two turning points in my career . . .

Read More

January 28, 2019

Azure ❤️ Terraform

Getting started with terraform with the azure provider

I recently have been exploring the concept of infrastructure as code and how all the core concepts we use day in day out in our software development life cycle could apply to infrastructure resources. This idea eventually brought me to terraform and how it can be applied to azure resources. I started following along with the Getting started . . .

Read More

January 22, 2019

CPOSC 2018

Random notes while attending the Central Pennsylvania Open Source Conference on December 1, 2018

The end of last year I attended the first half of the Central Pennsylvania Open Source conference in Lancaster for the first time. I enjoy attending local conferences and I will be sure to attend this in the future as it was filled with interesting topics presented by a group of passionate presenters. I was quite impressed by the student . . .

Read More

January 19, 2019

BarCamp 2017

the unconference in Harrisburg, PA

This is random notes gathered while attending the Harrisburg BarCamp 2017.

Small Data, Big Results

Problems with big data, example of being marketed to a product/service even when the data is incorrect. (new baby marketing when family lost the child)

Big Data is often dumb data, . . .

Read More

October 14, 2017

Using Jekyll: Step 0

The very start of learning Jekyll along with a few struggles.

Over the past year I have been hearing about Jekyll as a simple solution for creating static content for a websites/blogs without having to worry about a database. I think today is the day I actually do something about this and get something up and running.

Step -1

As I do with most things I dive right in (sometimes reading . . .

Read More

March 27, 2016

Hello AngularJs 2


I have been doing angular development for almost two years now building/maintaining an online banking application. We first started off with version 1 of angularjs and slowly upgraded to 1.2.8 which currently is considered legacy . We need to make the movement to push forward now that we "officially" dropped support of IE8 (people . . .

Read More

January 03, 2016

Drawing Scratchy


Tonight it was time to draw again which I haven't done in quite a few days. Continuing with my Simpsons sketches I drew Scratchy.

Silvrback blog image

Read More

January 01, 2016