Nick Jackson

Developer of the interwebs, advocate for technology for good and awesome, enjoyer of fine ales and good food.

Webmaking 101

16 Apr 2014

Wondering why I’m blogging about this? Read more about my quest for badges!

I’ve recently decided to take part in the Webmaking 101 series on P2PU, despite having done the whole web development thing for over a decade. Some of you will probably be going wondering why; the answer is pretty simple.


Open Badges are an exciting concept in allowing people to record and display just how awesome they are. Badges are generated using an open standard, can be stored effortlessly (they’re just an image), and more importantly can be independently verified. This leads to doing useful things, like if somebody claims on their CV that they have a specific qualification the claim can be validated. This will even scale up nicely to further and higher education — there is no reason why a degree shouldn’t come with one of these badges.

So, this is the first of many blog posts which will act as evidence for me earning badges which show (in a nice peer validated manner) that I can tell my HTML from my elbow and put together, host and manage a website!

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