Category: Pluralsight

Screencast Pluralsight to Chromcast from an Android Device

I am a big fan of Google’s Chromecast media key as it allows you to play Netflix, Plex, BBC iPlayer and Youtube on TV’s around my house (I own 2 Chromecasts). I am also a huge fan of the Pluralsight training library, so much of a fan that I applied, auditioned and successfully became a Pluralsight author.

Pluralsight : Hardcore Developer Training
Pluralsight : Hardcore Developer Training

Not so long ago, Pluralsight updated their IPad and IPhone app to support playing their content to a Chromecast device but the Android app did not get updated. I don’t know when or if the Android App will get updated, but there is an alternative that works very well, so you can indeed play Pluralsight courses on a decent TV.

Screencast Tablet Screen
Screencast Tablet Screen

In a recent update to the Chromecast software on android devices, you now have the ability to cast your tablet/phone screen to your TV. This is demonstrated above where I have cast my Google Nexus 7 screen to my living room TV.

I’m Now a Pluralsight Author

I am really pleased to announce that I have recently completed the Pluralsight Audition process and have been accepted as a new training author. I will be working with an editor at Pluralsight over the next week or two to agree what my first course will be.

Pluralsight : Hardcore Developer Training
Pluralsight : Hardcore Developer Training

I am quite excited about this, as through this blog, I have been trying to help people both from a technical and career progression / self development standpoint. Also, the creative process of constructing a course is quite fun. I will blog about the process once I have completed my first course.

Part of the audition process required me to produce a 10 minute course using a decent condenser microphone (Samson C01U) and using Camtasia Studio for capturing and editing all the footage. My background in music composition and sound design, meant that the editing process was already quite familiar for me.

I look forward to getting stuck into producing the first course, and hopefully it will be done within the next couple of months.

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