Late Excuse Generator

On a spur of the moment, I whipped up late excuses generator website for my colleagues who need a valid and believable excuse for being late. I haven’t touched code in almost 2 years, so this was a fun little exercise for the evening. There is a lot that I have to relearn. Some of the excuses here have been recycled from our Slack channel. Perhaps my next project could be a late excuse bot? 😀

Click here to visit my Late Excuses Generator


WordPress For Beginners

On July 16th, I delivered a workshop on WordPress For Beginners at, as part of the workshop series leading up to WordCamp Montreal. It was a great evening. We had about 20 attendees. Here are my slides for the workshop on Slideshare

Cover Page for the slides from WordPress For Beginners workshop

Over the course of 2 hours, we did a quick overview on the differences between and, a walkthrough on how to setup WordPress, its components, plugins and how to create a simple website. Thanks to Jonathan Perlman, one of the TAs, who provided each student temporary hosting with fresh installs of WordPress on the Dawson College server. Props to our TAs of the evening: Ann Cascarano, Brian Zerkler, Elida Arrizza, Élise Desaulniers, Jonathan Perlman and Kathryn Presner.. who helped guide the students throughout the workshop and also answering questions during the Q&As.

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