At the 2017 JoomlaDay Chicago event during the welcome address, I shared with the attendees a bit about the interns we’ve had the pleasure of working with. I also mentioned that I would like to do more, perhaps at the community college level. I wanted to help others understand the power of a CMS, especially one like Joomla.
Well, since then an amazing opportunity fell into my lap, the chance to be an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University in the Chicago Loop. The subject is Content Management Systems. While all the students will walk away with a strong sense of how much I love working with Joomla, they will also walk away (hopefully) with knowledge of how to evaluate and select the right tool for the right job - in this case the right CMS for the content that will be presented.
The first class is over, along with the first day jitters. I’m looking forward to the questions and discussions I think will come from this group of students given their varied profiles.
The position does have its downside, I have some pretty big shoes to fill. Prof Danny Mittleman has taught the course for the past few years. He is a wealth of encyclopedic-like knowledge and is highly respected. The students I have now, had him for other courses and have nothing but praise for him.
I am grateful for the opportunity and look forward to sharing with and learning from the students.
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