Jason N. Gaylord
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I live with my family in the rolling hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania. I'm a web developer by trade, but have broad experience in various business areas. Want to know more about me?

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Calculating Color Contrast in Dart SASS

The TechBash Foundation is working on an updated website for TechBash. One of the requests that came in from one of our presenters for this year’s TechBash conference was to ensure that our color contrast between background-color and text color was within the guidelines set forth by WCAG. Since I’m building a lot of my styles using SASS, and more specifically, Dart Sass, it’s actually not hard to create a function to return the contrast ratio.

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Early Bird Tickets On Sale for TechBash 2023

It’s time to register for TechBash 2023. 3-day and 4-day early bird tickets are now available on EventBrite.

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WebKeys in Statiq.Web

Yesterday I talked about settings files in Statiq. One thing I failed to mention is that the Statiq.Web project template contains a static class, called WebKeys that acts as a helper, that has an alias for many common setting names. When creating your settings file, you do not have to use any or all of these keys. In fact, I plan on only using a handful and then creating many of my settings.

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Nested YAML Settings in Statiq

Last week I started a blog series about Statiq, a static content generator written in C#. The next major post will focus on creating a Statiq theme and template.

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Using Statiq, a .NET Static Content Generator

I’m a huge fan of static web apps mostly because of performance but also because they’re so easy to generate content using the tools that I use. I also enjoy using just Visual Studio Code and not opening Visual Studio anymore. When I first started web development, I used notepad instead of Visual InterDev. I was THAT guy.

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TechBash 2023 Call for Speakers Ends TODAY!

As a reminder, the call for speakers for TechBash 2023 ends tonight at 11:59pm Eastern.

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Two Weeks Left for TechBash 2023 Call for Speakers

As a reminder, the call for speakers for TechBash 2023 is open now through April 11th, 2023. That’s right. There’s only two weeks left in the CFP. The event takes place in Pocono Manor, PA this November 7-10.

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Microsoft Build, Google Next, and Others Added

Microsoft Build announced that it will be in person this year, along with a digital experience. The event takes place in May with pre-conference sessions happening on May 22nd and the main conference taking place from May 23rd through May 25th.

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Azure Cloud Administrator Opening at biBERK

biBERK is hiring yet again! biBERK is a direct insurance company with offices in Omaha, Nebraska and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. We’re hiring an additional Azure Cloud Administrator for our growing team. Candidates can be in office or remote, but our preference would be a candidate located in either Mountain or Pacific Time with the ability to work from 8am-4:30pm local time.

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Technology and Developer Events and Conferences for 2023

Each year, I maintain a list of known in-person and online events. Below is a partial list of events that I’ve been made aware of that are taking place in 2023. For a more complete list of events, I’d highly recommend visiting my events page at jasongaylord.com/upcoming-tech-events/. If there are other events that I do not have listed, please feel free to contact me or submitting a pull request by visiting my GitHub page.

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