Author Archives: Andrew Comeau

About Andrew Comeau

Organizer of the Ocala I.T. Professionals. Software developer and consultant based in Ocala, Florida.

I.T. Info Session at College of Central Florida

Andrew Comeau   September 18, 2019   Comments Off on I.T. Info Session at College of Central Florida

The College of Central Florida will be holding an information session on its Information Technology and Management Information Systems programs on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.. This event will be held in the Ewers Century Center, Building 40, Room 303 of the CF Campus at 3001 S.W. College Road in Ocala. From the official event announcement: At… Read more »

I.T. Systems Manager needed at Citrus County Clerk’s Office

Andrew Comeau   September 16, 2019   Comments Off on I.T. Systems Manager needed at Citrus County Clerk’s Office

The Citrus County Clerk’s Office in Inverness, Florida is in need of a full-time I.T. Systems and Support Manager. This is a supervisory position requiring an Associates Degree in an I.T.-related field. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. At least four years of systems admin experience and 2 years of supervisory experience are preferred. For more information or to apply, register… Read more »

Managing Your Organization’s Contacts with CiviCRM

Andrew Comeau   September 14, 2019   Comments Off on Managing Your Organization’s Contacts with CiviCRM

Whether you’re selling products, managing a non-profit or running a political campaign, one of the most important things you do is to manage relationships with other people. Your ability to maintain your organization’s contact database, whether it contains potential customers or donors, is essential to your operations. Many organizations use various types of Contact Relationship Management (CRM) software such as… Read more »

Five WordPress Plugins That Will Enhance Your Website

Andrew Comeau   September 14, 2019   Comments Off on Five WordPress Plugins That Will Enhance Your Website

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System, powering approximately a third of the world’s websites in September 2019 according to W3Techs.com. One of its advantages is the ability to quickly add almost any necessary features through the installation of plugins. The WordPress marketplace includes over 50,000 plugins, many of which are free to download with additional premium features available… Read more »

Systems Administrator needed at Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

Andrew Comeau   September 9, 2019   Comments Off on Systems Administrator needed at Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Network And Computer System Administrator to work at their office in Inverness, Florida. The right candidate must be skilled with VMWare and SQL Server and have three years of experience. The job was posted 9/5/2019 and expires 11/4/2019. For more information, register with EmployFlorida.com and reference job #11038740. (http://tinyurl.com/y2pk4g3v) For more… Read more »

April 11, 2019 Presentation Online

Andrew Comeau   August 2, 2019   Comments Off on April 11, 2019 Presentation Online

On April 11, Eli Geske gave a presentation on the history of JavaScript and what makes it such an important language for web development. You can still view the slides through Google Docs. Additional Resources … If Eli’s presentation set you on fire to learn JavaScript, here are some additional learning resources you might find helpful: Mozilla’s MDN Web Docs… Read more »

Is the Chromebook a Good Laptop Replacement?

Andrew Comeau   April 15, 2019   Comments Off on Is the Chromebook a Good Laptop Replacement?

A few weeks ago, I bought an ASUS Chromebook and did an unboxing video to accompany the review on my site at ComeauSoftware.com. I’ve been using the Chromebook frequently since then, taking it out during my daily travels instead of my regular laptop. I’m just as impressed now as when I wrote the review. The Chromebook is less than half… Read more »

What’s New at OcalaITPros.com?

Andrew Comeau   March 25, 2019   Comments Off on What’s New at OcalaITPros.com?

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been doing some updates on this site. A number of issues have been fixed and new features were added this weekend. OcalaITPros.com will be the primary site for the Ocala I.T. Professionals going forward and you should come here for information on meetings and membership information.  The Meetup.com page will be going away… 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 »