So where have I been lately? Busy. Among other things, I’ve been putting a lot of time in working on a new project.  And today, I’ve put it out for the world to see.

Allow me to introduce, this is the world.

What to Expect

The idea is to learn little pieces at a time, so that you learn things gradually. I plan on keeping the videos at around 10 minutes on average, and hopefully I can keep most of them shorter than that. I want to try to be thorough, without being overwhelming. So things will get broken up into multiple parts, and I will try to make each episode laser focused for what’s being covered in the episode itself.

The first series of videos from CodeCasts will be focused on teaching the basics of the Ruby programming language. This is to get the ball rolling, as it’s easier to plan the videos out when I have an idea of what I’m going to be covering over the course of time. I’m accepting episode suggestions, so if you’ve got an idea for something you want to see, definitely let me know. If I can’t cover it, I’ll try to find someone who can.

After we’re done with the basics of Ruby programming, we’ll jump around a bit to touch on other programming languages, topics, operating systems, and anything else we deem needs to be covered. Not everything will be beginner focused and not every video will be part of a series.

How Did this Happen

Well, for those that don’t know, a few years back I was part of a weekly radio show called, Power of Information, that aired on KCAA in California. I had to leave the show for personal reasons, but I always wanted to do something media wise when time allowed.

I spent the next few years bouncing around ideas for a podcasts and even video casts, but nothing really stuck. I knew I didn’t want to do an audio only thing, as web video had come quite a long way. I saw things like RailsCasts and TekPub but knew I didn’t have the audio equipment to really make it work. I had a stage vocal microphone, not a nice studio mic.

What finally sold me on doing it was when I was helping a friend of mine via a pair programming session over Skype. I heard my voice and saw what I was doing on screen and decided that I needed to just break down and finally buy the equipment to screencasts.

So I did. And the result is

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