CodeScholar Software Development Training

Andrew Comeau   December 21, 2018   Comments Off on CodeScholar Software Development Training

Admittedly, the group and the site have been a little dormant for awhile now.  I’ve been focusing on my teaching position as a programming instructor and other responsibilities but I have not given up on the Ocala I.T. Professionals. Now that we’re heading into 2019 and I’ve freed up some time, I’ve been thinking of new ways in which this group… Read more »

Why is Math Important?

Andrew Comeau   March 18, 2018   Comments Off on Why is Math Important?

Fun with Math … You’ve probably seen memes like the one shown here while surfing Facebook or Twitter. It’s basically an exercise in the Order of Operations, the order in which math operations are solved in a formula.  In this case, according to PEMDAS, the answer is 1 because the division operation is taken care of first and then the rest… Read more »

We’re Training New Software Developers in Ocala!

Andrew Comeau   April 3, 2017   Comments Off on We’re Training New Software Developers in Ocala!

Late last year, I was tapped to design and teach a program in software development at Marion Technical College in Ocala. The first classes will be in August 2017 and the program will have a special focus on database design and programming in SQL. I’m not exaggerating when I say that there is a shortage of qualified I.T. people and… Read more »

Technology Instructors Needed in Ocala

Andrew Comeau   February 6, 2017   Comments Off on Technology Instructors Needed in Ocala

Marion Technical College in Ocala is looking for at least two technology instructors to teach day and night-time classes. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in passing their technical skills on to the next generation of I.T. people and helping to develop the technical workforce in Ocala and Marion County. Learn more about Marion Technical College… Read more »

Career Programs at Marion Technical College

Andrew Comeau   January 18, 2017   Comments Off on Career Programs at Marion Technical College

On January 3, I began a new position as an Instructor at Ocala’s Marion Technical College. This coming August, we will be offering a new program at the college in Database Application Development and Programming! The purpose of this program will be to train students in all phases of database and software development from requirements definition and database design to… Read more »

July 27, 2016 Meeting – James Kies Returns!

Andrew Comeau   July 18, 2016   Comments Off on July 27, 2016 Meeting – James Kies Returns!

“In my experience it is useful, to start with it as a thinking exercise that says “What if it were a game?”. Are you winning? What does the evidence look like? What does the data show? How does it feel? Are the majority of us having fun? Do the majority of us know how to win? Are we getting dramatically… Read more »

Check Out Our New Office!

Andrew Comeau   June 28, 2016   Comments Off on Check Out Our New Office!

As of July 1, 2016, the Ocala I.T. Professionals is taking up residence at the Ocala Power Plant Business Incubator! Since a few months after our group was founded in 2014, the Power Plant and the Ocala CEP has been one of our sponsors and has provided us with regular meeting space for our presentations. Our mission to help grow Ocala’s I.T…. Read more »

May 19, 2016: Agile Project Management Basics

Andrew Comeau   May 3, 2016   Comments Off on May 19, 2016: Agile Project Management Basics

Come join us on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m. to learn about Agile Project Management and what it can do for your business. Reserve your spot in the meeting now by signing up on … ‘Agile’ is a term that you often hear in software development but did you know it can also improve efficiency and workflow in other… Read more »

March 3, 2016 Meeting (Postponed)

Andrew Comeau   February 5, 2016   Comments Off on March 3, 2016 Meeting (Postponed)

UPDATE: Unfortunately, I need to postpone the upcoming meeting. Please check back for future meeting dates or visit our Meetup page at – Andrew Anyone can grab some space on the web and put together a page but what does it really take to design a site that will get your message out there? In the March meeting, we’re going… Read more »

Fixing file corruption in Microsoft Access

Andrew Comeau   January 19, 2016   Comments Off on Fixing file corruption in Microsoft Access

Microsoft Access is the database portion of the Microsoft Office suite. It serves as a great tool for creating small applications to serve local reporting needs within departments and even small companies. It can be invaluable to power users who want to organize some data and generate reliable reports and perhaps learn more about database principles and programming at the… Read more »