Do you know who Jane Marczewski was? She died this week at the age of 31. You might remember her if you re-watch her audition on America's got Talent.

Filed Under: Leadership

In 1989, I attended a Pastor's conference at Muskoka Baptist Conference, two hours north of Toronto, ON.  At the time, I was an Associate Pastor in a church in Toronto.

The speaker was the pastor of a growing church in  La Mesa, CA.  I'd never heard of him but I remember one of the first things he said.

Filed Under: Just For Fun

So... Tesla Cincinnati offered a new Model Y for an extended test drive over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Seriously - this was so cool. :)

Filed Under: Drupal

Whew!  I just finished recording the most comprehensive Drupal Explained course I've ever made.  It's a "beginner's" introduction to Drupal 9 - 81 videos in all.  I'm pretty excited about it.  You'll can take the course at OSTraining.com.

Here's the intro video...

If you've read any part of my blog, you probably already know that I'm a Christian and that I go to church.  With everything going on this year (2020), we obviously couldn't go to church and meet as we normally would on Easter Sunday.

As part of our "service" this year, I created this video to encourage people.  I hope it's a blessing to you as well.

Filed Under: Drupal

My Drupal 8 Beginner Tutorials course on YouTube just hit 3,000,000 views!  What a privilege to share Drupal with so many people!

I travel all over the United States teaching Drupal.  I suppose I should have kept better track - but the number of students is around 800-900 over the past 9 years.  I love teaching people and seeing the "light come on over their head".

This is in the "just for my sanity" department.  I've been getting into woodworking as a hobby and "fun" thing to do.  Creating this workbench is outside the realm of my normal work life, so needless to say, I'm having fun!

Filed Under: Leadership

I’m at the spring “Get Energized” event for the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce (that’s Indiana... not Michigan).  It could be entitled “Lessons in Leadership”.

Filed Under: Technology

I was recently interviewed by Steve Burge over at OSTraining for their monthly podcast.  Over the years, I've created well over 1,000 video tutorials for WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Mautic and other brands.

You can listen to the podcast at https://www.ostraining.com/blog/podcasting/rod-martin/

Filed Under: Leadership

Years ago I purchased a tiny book called "Swanson's Written Rules of Management".  I came across it this week while I was re-arranging some bookshelves.  Bill Swanson was the CEO of Raytheon when he compliled the book.  Rule #32 is one of my favorites.