Today is a day for Pride. I feel proud today as the course I have laboured on for almost 12 months has nearly 2000 students.
I’m proud that I even started a Power Apps course on a platform that means a great deal to me, I mean, like what right do I even have to teach people? I’m proud of the fact that I spent 6 weeks considering the structure before recording a single video and then started creating a course that stretches out to 250+ lessons, and then gave it away for free.
My amazing and committed students
Most of all though I am proud of the all the students that have decided that they want to take the time to learn their craft properly.
I’m thankful too!
As well as that I am thankful to every person that has signed up for the course and to those that have provided me with counsel to make it the best that it can be.
I’m also thankful to my wife and family for putting up with me making my recordings and turning off the boiler so that the sound wasn’t disturbed (and then wondering why there was no hot water)
I started out with a simple idea, that I might be able to create something of use to someone, some individual person who wanted to do more for themselves and their organisation. I still believe that if it is worth a single person travelling through the course, then it is worth 10,000 following the same path.
Students Young and Old(er)
This is very much the beginning for so many people, from those that start aged 6 using http://www.PowerApps4Kids.com through to those that are 60 and beyond. This is Paul Burns talking to Dona Sarkar at Ignite 2021 about his app he created to help him to write again after a stroke – the sky really is the limit.
You can rebuild a 3 Screen Power App in about 3 minutes with 1 click. But how would you build it from scratch? I this video we take a simple spreadsheet, upload it to sharepoint and build out the app from scratch. It’s easy, but not as easy as you think 🙂
I avoided using Power Apps Patch for a very very long time. I didn’t understand it. It stressed me out, so I left it alone. When I prepared my course on Power Apps from Zero to Hero, it was obvious to me that I was missing the Patch function in a BIG way, so I wrote a whole module on it and it’s coming very soon, and how soon is up to you.
Power Platform Ghana will be taking place 10am -3pm on Saturday 20 Feb. This is a great opportunity to see Reza Dorrani (responsive apps), Hardit Bhatia (dataverse for Teams) and myself (What is the Power Platform?) talking about the Power Platform.
I REALLY like the Power Apps Launch Function – you can use it to open a web page, sent an email, even make a phone call. Here’s a short video on how to use it and you can use the syntax below to make it work for you.
We are online SOOO much more now than we ever were. Here are some techniques and pointers for presenting better online. Don’t get me wrong – I am by no means perfect and my dog, Kylo, is a work in progress, so this is as much a post for us as it is for you.
In Satya Nadella 2019 said that over the next 5 years we would create 500m apps we both really believe that citizen developers hold the key to us becoming a reality and helping us to be truly productive. During 2020 I put together a free course for citizen developers to learn about how to build Canvas Power Apps. I really only set out with the objective of creating the course that I would have wanted when I first started, and here we are 239 lessons later and I need your help.
I’ve been very busy during lockdown. For the past 6 months I’ve been working for 2 days a week on course dedicated to canvas apps. At the last count it runs to over 200 lessons, with 30+ hours of video content, and to coincide with Black Friday for the next WEEK I’m giving it away FOR FREE.