What’s this all about?
I’ve been very fortunate this year: completing my first year at Microsoft, publishing my first technical book Animation at Work, living my dream of giving a keynote in Munich in a dirndl (yes, really, that happened!) alongside super amazing smart people. I feel very lucky.
But I couldn’t have gotten here on my own. I like to say that three things changed my life:
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which provided computers and internet access to rural libraries (like mine).
- Amazon.com for shipping niche technical books and supplies to an area of the country that had no access to these things.
- And my local Bookmobile, for bringing me books and human contact from my youth through my adulthood.
And now’s the time to focus on that last one: My old Bookmobile needs help. After years of service it needs replacing, and the library has started a fundraiser for it. They need some help getting across that finish line, and I want to help.
That’s why from now till the end of Cyber Monday, all of my online courses are 50% off and I will donate 100% of the profits to the Bookmobile fund. What’s more, Microsoft has a generous matching program:
For every dollar you spend on my CSS Animations and cartooning courses, Microsoft will match my donation 100%.