31 Mar 2016

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro

Author: dustinwa | Filed under: General, Travel

christo1In case you’re just now joining me, I work for the U.S. Department of State as an “Information Management Specialist” (equivalent to a Supervisory IT Specialist / Manager). My position involves moving from country to country every few years in my capacity within the Foreign Service Officer/Specialist branch of State.celaron1

The latest assignment (my reward for serving in Afghanistan for a while): supporting the American Consulate General Rio de Janeiro, Brazil before, during, and after Olympics 2016. In the meantime, I’m learning to appreciate Rio like a tourist.


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14 Jan 2012

More Side Projects

Author: dustinwa | Filed under: Web Design

It’s funny how my degree is in programming, my job has nothing to do with it, I got sick of it in school, but now I do a good bit of it in my spare time. And I have ideas for apps on regular occasion. I guess since my job has become somewhat monotonous and/or frustrating, the pent up creativity is trying to escape on weekends.

Current status of projects:
1. Update blog design. DONE
2. Design a launchpad, Password-protected home page storing my most common website links for portability. I could use several vendors for this, but I felt like doing it myself. DONE
3. Redesign and reorganize web development page for various web projects tracking. PLANNING
4. Redesign GIS Postage project. TO DO
5. Develop News Aggregator. TO DO

That’s the plan so far. Looking forward to the ideas they’ll bring.

1 Apr 2011

Intro to Web Development Class

Author: dustinwa | Filed under: General, Tech, Web Design

I’ve had several people comment on my facebook and other social network walls about sharing my Intro to Web Development seminar & resources with them, so here is the powerpoint presentation and several resources that were used in the class.  Thanks!