Projects

This section is a spot to document projects either in progress or finished. Some will be instructional in nature, while others will just be documentation.

Anna's Art Website

posted Jan 21, 2020, 7:12 PM by Cory McDermott

One of the consistent projects I've worked on over the past few years is helping to build my wife's art website. It's pretty simple, just a Squarespace page. But there's an Etsy to go along with it. She's the real talent, I just press a few buttons every now and again.

Software

posted Jan 21, 2020, 7:00 PM by Cory McDermott

As of this writing, I've been part of 5 software companies. The experience has been eye-opening, and not exactly what I expected it to be.

I think one of the biggest things I wish I could tell my younger self was that I had far more influence than I realized. In many ways, it seems customers and users have more potential to influence the development of a product than people who work at the company.

It's a balance. Patience, persistence, grit.

Beck's 2012 Stakeholders Videos

posted Mar 1, 2013, 11:01 AM by Cory McDermott   [ updated Mar 1, 2013, 11:01 AM ]

One of the more random yet rewarding things I did during my tenure at Beck was to be involved in the production, filming and editing of Beck's Stakeholders' Meeting Videos for the 100 year anniversary. I used copyrighted music so I didn't put the videos on youtube, they are being streamed from Box.com. They are freely distributed, I hope I don't go to jail or something.

The finished products are here:

The Future

https://beck.box.com/s/6kttkifqmpmb1wygs927

The Past
https://beck.box.com/s/jx6eefwefaw0n7lmv5f5

I used a product called Cyberlink Power Director to edit the video together. Pretty darn good for a $60 tool.

Built my personal website

posted Jan 25, 2013, 3:48 PM by Cory McDermott

This website is built with a google site. I haven't worked with them much in the past, but it seems pretty simple. The domain name: corymcdermott.com was purchased from godaddy.com. I actually purchased it awhile ago, but haven't made time to just get it done. I find that motivation is a funny thing. I feel a heck of a lot more motivated after I just start typing.

Google has given me many good products over the years: gmail, google docs, forms, youtube, search. I figured I'd five sites a chance.

The hardest part of this whole process was figuring out how to map corymcdermott.com to the google site. I'll try to at some point put up a video about it.

The key is to follow the instructions here:
1) http://support.godaddy.com/help/article/6031/mapping-your-domain-name-to-work-with-google-site

2) Make sure to add the godaddy domain to the google webmaster tools:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en

3) Getting the favicon is pretty simple, but not easy to find:
http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/sites/uvEirJwGCZ0

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