Jason N. Gaylord
from Northeast PA
Small planet on JasonGaylord.com A planet with rings on JasonGaylord.com
Visit JasonGaylord.com

Hello, I'm  jasongaylord Jason

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?

Learn More

Securing Your Website for Free

If you concern yourself with security, you probably have heard of Troy Hunt. Over the years, Troy has blogged about numerous free SSL services including Let’s Encrypt and Cloudflare. He’s also blogged a lot about why static websites need HTTPS. I’ve long been a fan of Let’s Encrypt and use Azure WebApps for many of my projects, especially those that are supporting non-profit organizations, such as TechBash, or those for personal use such as my own blog. So, while this post will specifically target those using Azure, you can and should use Let’s Encrypt or Cloudflare regardless of your hosting provider.

Read More

Watch: TechBash 2018 Keynote by Scott Hunter

If you haven’t had an opportunity yet, I recommend watching the TechBash 2018 keynote by Scott Hunter. Scott detailed the journey of the .NET framework including it’s past, present, and future states. The video can be watched on the TechBash YouTube Channel. As the TechBash Foundation will be launching additional videos over the next several weeks, I highly recommend subscribing to the channel to keep posted on what’s coming next.

Read More

Launched my new Website

I’ve just launched my new JasonGaylord.com website a few hours ago. My new website is using CloudScribe, a .NET Core Content Management System. If you’re unfamiliar with CloudScribe, it’s an open source project that’s championed by Joe Audette. Please let me know what you think of the new structure as I’ll be continuing development and will hopefully begin adding more relevant content on the website again.

Read More

Tracking Hurricane Florence Using Technology

I just watched a piece about HurricaneTrack.com. The owner, Mark Sudduth, lives in the Southeast North Carolina area which is the area that Hurricane Florence, currently a Category 4, is targeting. Mark has devices that he’ll be placing throughout the region to safely show video, wind speeds, pressure and more without the need of others being in harms way. Unfortunately his app is only available for the iPhone but if you have an iPhone, I’d highly recommend checking his app out. If you don’t have an iPhone, he’ll be helping the Weather Channel deliver some of their video.

Read More

Learn about .NET at .NET Conf

.NET Conf (pronounced dot-net-conf) kicks off in just 2 more days. The event will be broadcasted on Channel 9 and is filled with several top notch presenters. The keynote will be presented by Scott Hunter, whom is also keynoting TechBash, Miguel de Icaza, and Mads Torgersen. Be sure to check out the complete schedule at https://www.dotnetconf.net/agenda.

Read More

Learn about TechBash 2018, an Affordable Regional Developer Conference

First of all, I’d like to thank you in advance for taking the time to hear about TechBash 2018. I would not be writing you today if I didn’t personally feel the value in a regional, web and application developer conference. TechBash 2018 will take place October 2nd-5th in Pocono Manor, PA.

Read More

TechBash 2018 - Call for Speakers

Are you interested in presenting at TechBash 2018, a developer conference located in the Poconos in Pennsylvania? We’re looking for passionate developers and technologists to present at TechBash 2018. Last year, we had 84 speakers submit 239 sessions. As of this post, we have 16 speakers that have submitted a total of 55 sessions. To see a list of the talks already submitted, visit https://techbash.com/submissions.

Read More

The Nostalgia of Toys'R'Us

I still remember getting my first Nintendo. I still played my Atari, but all of my friends were playing Nintendo. I was so excited. We went to a nearby department store called Ames to get a new game the following day. Little did I realize, that would be one of the last times I stepped foot in that store. The store was bought by Hills Department Stores and later closed.

Read More

Automatically Push Versioned NuGet Packages using Azure DevOps Build Process

I’ve been using Azure DevOps (formerly called VSTS) hosted at visualstudio.com for a few years now. Over the past year I’ve been using their platform for continuous integration and continuous deployments. This is one of the more powerful features that the team continually is improving and making life easier for developers.

Read More

Techbash 2017 | Developer Conference Nearby

Have you heard of TechBash? Assuming you have not, we are one of the only software development conferences in the Northeastern part of the United States. More importantly, we’re right down the road from you. Best yet, even if you think it’s best to stay over night while at the three day conference, it will cost less than $700! How many other conferences can offer a 3 day ticket and 2 nights at the Kalahari Resort and Water Park for that price?

Read More