“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
I fell in love with programming way back in 1975 when my high school offered a class in computer programming. The technology we used was ancient by today’s standards, but the class gave me the opportunity to learn the BASIC programming language along with the fundamentals of computer designer.
The world has changed a lot since then, but my passion for creating software hasn’t diminished. Gone are the acoustic couplers and paper tape, but the excitement that comes from turning an idea into a working program is still the same.
My latest passion has been developing collaboration applications using APIs exposed by the Avaya Spaces platform. In the last few months, I’ve worked on prototype and sellable solutions for retail, medical, and education. The education solution is in beta at Clemson University today and very soon I will be able to write about.
In the meantime, I want to share some of what I’ve learned. For me, helping others get started with technology I am familiar with is just as exciting as using it. It’s that “teach a man/woman to fish” notion.
To get you started on working with Avaya Spaces, here is the first in what I hope to be a series of video tutorials.