I'm Brian P. Hogan, a web developer, teacher, author, editor, and musician living in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I develop web sites like Codecaster, Rails Mentors, and Rendera using HTML5, Elixir, JavaScript, and Ruby. I also coach and mentor aspiring developers.

I am the author of several books, including tmux 2 - Productive Mouse-Free Development, Exercises For Programmers, HTML5 and CSS3, and Web Development Recipes and I am always looking for interesting opportunities to help people succeed.

Latest Blog Posts

If Scratch Isn’t the Answer, I Think I Know What Is

(Originally posted over at Medium) In this post, the author, Dominic Pace, argues that we should teach “actual programming” instead of Scratch. I encourage you to read that first because it makes some great points. It’s written by a high school senior who’s hit upon something important: “Learn to code” tools like Scratch and Alice […]

One Year at DigitalOcean

Today marks one year with DigitalOcean, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so unbelievably lucky to get to do what I do there. I work on the DigitalOcean Tutorials collection, where I help community authors get their articles published. It’s the perfect job for me, as I get to draw from my software development and […]

Settling In at the New Gig

I’m nearly two months into my new job. For those of you that haven’t heard, I am a Technical Editor at DigitalOcean, a fantastic startup based in New York City. I work with a great team of people, and I help open-source enthusiasts share their knowledge through written tutorials. I’m responsible for taking their submitted […]

Recent Presentations

Realtime Web Apps with Elixir and Phoenix Getting Started Contributing To Open Source Rethink Frontend Development With Elm Grunt From The Ground Up Testing Client-side Code with Jasmine and CoffeeScript FUD-Free Accessibility for Web Developers - Also, Cake. Responsive Web Design Web Development with CoffeeScript and Sass

Recent Photos

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My Books

Available in print, PDF, eBub, or Kindle format!

tmux 2 - Productive Mouse Free Development Exercises For Programmers Web Development Recipes Automate With Grunt HTML5 and CSS3