Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fun week!

This week I started learning sub-theming for Drupal, the web based CMS that I mentioned in my previous post. I have been working with html, css, and php to customize a theme to my liking. So far it has been going great and I really enjoy it. Unfortunately I only have it installed as localhost, otherwise I would link to it for everyone to see. Eventually, I plan to implement Drupal for my parents bed & breakfast and other personal implementations. I hope that by the end of the summer I will have a certain level of mastery over Drupal.

Besides that, I went to the AAPD board meeting earlier this week, which was hosted at a Verizon Wireless corporate office. It was a great experience and it gave me perspective as to what a board meeting is like. I have ambitions for eventually joining a board for either my church or my or the local chapter of the Autism Society of America or both and this experience definitely reinforced those ambitions.

In addition I gained a contact at Verizon, Mary Crespy, AAPD's disability point of contact at Verizon. She agreed to try to get me a preview of the Motorola Droid X, which has not yet been released. I am very excited to be able to meet someone from Verizon as well as get an exclusive preview. I hope that this opportunity allows me to build a professional relationship with persons at Verizon.

Good week, looking forward to next week.

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