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Join 6,000 Students in My New Java Course in 2016!

January 4, 2016

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Learn Java Like a Kid

You can celebrate the new year by joining over 6,000 students in my brand new Java programming course, “Learn Java Like a Kid: Build Three Desktop and Mobile Apps!” on Udemy – and, thanks to the Udemy New Year’s Promotion, you can enroll for just $10 by using the coupon code 10REASONS! I would love […]

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Join My FREE O’Reilly Webcast Tomorrow (8/13 1pm ET/10am PT): “Teach Your Kids to Code”

August 12, 2015

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There’s still time! Register now for my FREE O’Reilly Webinar, “Teach Your Kids to Code: Basic concepts with Turtle graphics in Python”, LIVE tomorrow, Thursday, August 13, 2015, from 10-11am Pacific Time (1-2pm Eastern). You can register for free at http://www.oreilly.com/pub/e/3422 – I’ll be demonstrating how you can teach (and learn) basic programming concepts likes variables, loops […]

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Over 1,100 Students Enrolled in “Teach Your Kids to Code” Course Online!

August 9, 2015

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We launched “Teach Your Kids to Code” as a Udemy online course in mid-July, and over 1,100 students have enrolled in less than a month! If you’re one of my students, thank you for taking the course – if you haven’t signed up yet, you can still use the coupon code FRIENDS27 to get $30 off and start […]

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New Udemy Course: “Teach Your Kids to Code: Python Programming for All Ages”

July 16, 2015

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Teach Your Kids to Code: Python Programming for All Ages! by Dr. Bryson Payne on Udemy.com

Get $30 off and help us celebrate the launch of our online course, “Teach Your Kids to Code” for only $57 $27 at Udemy.com with the coupon code FRIENDS27 – Covers chapters 1-7 of the book, in quick, two- to six- minute videos you and your student can enjoy together! ** Use the Coupon Code KIDSCODE27 to save $30 […]

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$30 per month iPhone 5 with unlimited text/data

August 5, 2013

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I don’t usually advertise on my site, but I do advocate saving and investing, so I’m posting my personal experience with switching from AT&T to Virgin Mobile cell phone service. My close friend and colleague Dr. Markus Hitz has been a Virgin Mobile customer for several years, happy with their coverage here in Dahlonega, and […]

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Two online courses, two very different experiences

January 13, 2013

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I jumped into the world of MOOCs (massive open online courses) this past year, taking two very interesting, very worthwhile courses. Both were through coursera.com, both from top-name schools, and I got a lot out of both courses, but they provided very different experiences. The first course, Gamification, was from Prof. Kevin Werbach at UPenn. […]

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Four Tickets into the Middle Class

July 31, 2012

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I’m developing a theory that states there are four traditional pathways or “tickets” into the middle class: 1) Get a stable, 40-year job with a growing organization, 2) Be a successful entrepreneur or investor, 3) Have a valuable special talent, and/or 4) Get a relevant university degree. A colleague and friend of mine, Dr. Markus […]

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Investing Tips from… Yogi Berra?

June 30, 2012

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This article is a reprint of a class on money management I led at Dahlonega Baptist Church in the Koinonia Sunday School class back in 2002. I recently gave a Toastmasters speech on these 10 points after a friend gave me a photocopy of the old handout I provided in that class, and I thought […]

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