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WapTug.Com Relaunched

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Greetings and salutations members of WapTug.

We have relaunched our web site and will be adding new content to showcase our members projects.

We will also be creating a resource library with training material created by our members.

We have created a multi-site WordPress network so if you want to launch your own blog to showcase your own projects and blog about them you are more then wlecome to create a blog on our blog network.

We have also installed a social network group system to allow our members to post comments and have discussions about topics they wish to.

Current members please re-register on our new site and join in on the re-design project.




Cloud 9 Web IDE saves the day!

[headline style="4" color="black" tag="h1"]Cloud 9 Web IDE Saves The Day[/headline]

1 week after launch of the V3 of Cloud 9 Web IDE..... Fantastic Job from the Cloud 9 team. I was able to run my WordPress for Teens Class at Bellevue College using Cloud 9. I had the good fortune to get the email about the launch 1 day before my class was to run. I had planned to use a free web hosting offer that I had found at FreeHosting to give each student a web server to build and learn about WordPress with. Using a shared hosting plan from our College campus classroom proved to not work because the classroom computers all shared a public IP address and were Nated behind it. This proved to cause the FreeHosting site to be blocked by the college firewalls for some reason. So trying to access our cpanel for the accounts proved to not be possible from in side the class room. This was not the fault of FreeHosting but it was caused by the default port of cpanel to be blocked by the classroom security permissions. So I gave Cloud 9 a try and was amazed and delighted that it had no problems working from behind the firewall and shared IP address issues. The 5 students taking my class were served very well. No issues in getting an account created. Each student was able to create a free account on c9.io and launch a WordPress development virtual machine. This also allowed the students to collaborate with each other by sharing their editor urls with each other and granting permission for them to edit each others code. The group chat was also very helpful to create a dialog between the students that allowed them to experience what working on a virtual team in a distributed environment would be like. All-in-all working with cloud 9 really was a god send of very productive abilities. I look forward to using cloud 9 to teach my next adult class next week.


See the Cloud 9 blog post about V3 here.  https://c9.io/site/blog/2014/07/announcing-the-all-new-cloud9-development-environment/#sthash.5fCDa35w.U3zAc0PL.dpbs

WapTug Changes meeting date and location for August

We are excited to announce that we will be moving our August meeting date to August 9th. which is the Second Saturday.

We usually meet the first Saturday of the Month but we also see that this conflicts with many area events and has not been well attended in the past.

We will be moving the venue to visit the Living Computer Museum and Participate in the Vintage Computer Fair event.




The Vintage Computer Faire is a family-friendly, hands-on event, happening on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 10am-5pm at the Living Computer Museum. Admission to the Vintage Computer Faire is FREE! The day will be packed with activities for kids of all ages (0-99), telling the amazing story of the computers, from their invention to their integral role in today’s world.


Decorate your own 3-D printed ‘BIT’ – the official mascot of the Faire.
Create wearables from computer hardware.
Explore the Living Computer Museum for free.
Play retro arcade and computer games.
Enjoy live musical performances from Seattle’s nerd funk ensemble D20 Brass Band.
Take part in our official scavenger hunt and enter to win 4 tickets to a Seahawks game.

2.5d Sprites – Retro gaming influenced sprite art.
Britt’s Design & Beads – Sprite art and coloring books.
ChooseOmatic Books – Choose your own adventure books.
Flying Heritage Collection
GameTruck – Video games.
Marbles the Brain Store – A smart collection of games, puzzles, books, and more.
Protopia – 3d prints and prototyping.

Q: How much does it cost to attend the Faire?
Admission to the Vintage Computer Faire is FREE.
Q: Will refreshments be available?
Food vendors (Hot Dog King, Neema’s Comfort) will be present at the Faire in addition to a general concessions stand.
Q: Will Wi-Fi be available?
Yes! Free visitor Wi-Fi is available at the museum.
Q: Who do I contact with press/media inquiries about the Faire?
Please contact Jen Bergman via email at vcfpr@connorsandco.com