Leadership + Strategy + Technology ...
"I can't thank Gene enough for running the jQuery jAM and PHP Percolate courses. He discussed questions and fielded ideas from over 200 participants, many of whom are very experienced software professionals..."
"You can't go wrong if you get a chance to work with Gene. He is hands-down one of the best leaders I've had the pleasure of working with..."
"On top of all of this, Gene is an amazing guy to work with. He has a great personality, was always in early and stayed late..."
"... his reputation at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts is legendary. Even more impressive than his teaching is the effort Gene puts forth for his students outside of the classroom..."
"Gene is one of those leaders in web development in Boston who understands the value of community..."
"Gene’s information on market trends, brand innovation and top endeavors is an invaluable resource for professionals engaged in entrepreneurism..."
"He has been extremely patient, kind, knowledgeable and I consider him a mentor. I know he will always be there with advise as I continue on my creative journey..."
"He goes above-and-beyond his classroom instruction to lead the Web Apprentices group of students and former students in topics we didn't have time to cover in class..."
"Gene was my instructor for several web scripting classes at CDIA. It was clear right from the beginning that he would be one of those teachers who really cared about who we were and where we wanted to end up..."
"Gene has always been a favorite instructor of mine. His patience and his ability to clarify topics for the students are some of his greatest strengths as a teacher..."
"Gene is such a wonderfully creative person to work with. His insight into the industry has been a real pleasure to share with the world via the CDIA blog..."
"As my teacher at The Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Gene was a great influence to me as well as my work. He is very knowledgeable and did a great job shearing his knowledge..."
"Without Gene's guidance and patience during the classes I had with him, I would have been lost again in coding for Web design. Gene helped to make my transition smooth and rewarding..."
"Gene is an excellent web instructor with incredible organizational skills and knowledge of the material. He creates a great learning environment and is always willing to help a student out..."
"Gene's commitment to a student's success serves as sign of his great teaching abilities. Gene is able to pass knowledge and skills to his students by presenting complicated material in an easily comprehensible manner..."
"He is always very present and available in the classroom. Gene's Beantown Web site is a great resource for students and others and he has done a lot to help students network..."
"His instruction exhibits patience, organization, detail, and a genuine motivation to help his students succeed. Gene has given his students a wealth of industry knowledge via Beantown Web and Web Apprentices..."
"Gene has an excellent wealth of knowledge. A pleasure to work with, and a true leader in his field. He is a great teacher, and will continue to be a great mentor. Gene has helped me with a great start to a new career path..."
"Gene continues to inform and mentor CDIA graduates through emails and various networking (online and face-to-face) opportunities. His research on technology trends and employment statistics equip students and colleagues with important industry information..."
"If I were to recommend CDIA to someone interested in attending, Gene would be one of the reasons I would do so. Gene would be an asset to any school or organization that would be fortunate enough to hire him..."
"Gene quickly became a class favorite at CDIA. It was not just his in-depth knowledge of the subject(s) he was teaching, but his ability to teach in a way that enabled all students to understand the material. I strongly believe Gene would be an asset to any organization..."
"The endless hours he puts into Beantown Web shows his commitment to assisting students with a successful transition from design student to design professional..."
"Gene is committed to the success of his students before and after graduation. I could (and still can) always count on Gene for technical and business advice -- either via email or in person..."
"Gene Babon's input has been indispensable to my education at BU's CDIA web program. His technical expertise and calm, classy demeanor made me feel at ease and excited to learn..."
"I have also found the information he posts on Beantown Web about salaries, skills, strategies and contacts to be extremely helpful in gaining a competitive advantage in the world of web design and development..."
"Even when he was not on the clock you could e-mail him and get very speedy responses. He would also come in on his days off to offer his help to students..."
"Gene was on top of every lesson. He took the time to help all the students with their questions and created a very helpful website of resources for us..."
"Gene was a critical component to my growth as a web developer. In addition to his patience and good nature, Gene's method of explanation and assistance conjoins with a wide range of individuals..."
"He always went the extra mile to help the students, even if the problem wasn't directly related to what he was teaching. Gene has the technical knowledge and personality to help any organization..."
"He is eager to share his technical and professional knowledge and constantly encourages us to participate in seminars, workshops, or other programs that will further enhance our own skill sets..."
"Gene is a fantastic teacher. I was privileged to work with him and learned very much. I gladly give my recommendation for Gene as a teacher and web designer..."
"Gene's dedication to providing the best possible education to the students is his strongest attribute. Students and instructors both speak highly of his skills, knowledge and dedication..."
"Gene can be seen at the school, after hours, helping students finalize projects. He's the 'go to' guy during portfolio. He's created solid curriculum that's proven and he's stepped up to the plate in times of need..."
"Gene was eager to stay late to ensure everyone fully understood the material. Gene went above and beyond his role as an instructor when I was perusing a job in the field. He provided me with insight and tools to start my career..."
"He was always extraordinarily prepared, engaging and fun. You'll want to hire Gene because he's highly dedicated, technical, strategic and fun..."
"Any student would be fortunate to have Gene as their teacher for his pleasant mannerisms and helpfulness make him invaluable. Moreover, as a graduate, his web blog has been a great resource for industry happenings and information..."
"Gene was head and shoulders above other Technical Trainers at CDIABU. Gene’s expertise in Web Development and Web Design was clearly demonstrated in the classroom, and was well respected by students and other faculty at CDIABU..."
"I can't thank Gene enough for his help and availability as a teacher. His knowledge has been invaluable to so far in my career as a web designer..."
"He is very knowledgeable, efficient and a very friendly guy who is easy to get along with. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert..."
"Gene is a talented instructor with a knack for getting difficult information across in a very thoughtful and organized way. Gene is wonderful at cheering you on during difficult tasks, and sharing in the excitement of a breakthrough..."
"In addition to providing superb classroom instruction, Gene makes it easy for students to keep abreast of changes and trends in the design industry through the information he makes available on his website, Beantown Web...."
"His lessons were clear, informative and well-prepared. His answers to questions were always easy to understand and helpful...."
"I found his tenacity, teaching skills and his willingness to share his wealth of knowledge to be a great asset in my growth as a web designer. I am glad to have had the pleasure of learning under Gene and would recommend him to anyone seeking his services..."
"Gene was the best instructor I had at CDIA. Gene's teaching style is smooth, organized, practical, and engaging. It's not every day you encounter a "Gene" - I'm lucky to have learned from him..."
"He was always available to provide detailed information above and beyond the scope of his role as a teacher (field information such as salary and employment details). I think highly of Gene, his expertise and his ability to instruct..."
"He was able to teach in a way that made me able to understand complicated subjects and concepts. He spent the time with each student in order to make sure that they understood the material..."
"He wears many hats, but I will think of him mainly as a person who shows a passionate interest in both the current class project at hand and the future of each and every student he comes across..."
"Simply put, Gene is a true mentor in every sense of the word. As the world of web development and design grows and changes, Gene grows and changes with it. This is precisely what makes him so valuable to anyone interested in our field of work..."
"On rare occasions, an instructor would possess a talent for guiding and nurturing comprehension which would result in a great learning experience. One such individual is Gene Babon..."
"My experience with having Gene as a teacher was awesome. His Beantown website is a terrific source to keep people informed about jobs in the community and new web technology..."
"Gene is knowledgeable about web design and development while being conscious to take care of, yet challenge his students. Gene is a very likable and kind person and it was a pleasure to learn from him at CDIA..."
"In my opinion, Gene is able to be an effective instructor because he is truly passionate about what he teaches. I feel well-equipped as I head out into the marketplace thanks to the things Gene has taught me..."
"Very detail oriented, very knowledgeable, has an excellent demeanor and was one of my favorite instructors while I attended CDIA. I don't think CDIA realizes what a fine gentleman they have on their hands with Gene..."
"Gene is one of the hardest-working individuals I've met while also being an efficient easy-to-work with colleague..."
"As an instructor, he was prepared, organized and patient. And he was always available, in and out of class, to help and advise..."
"Gene is a great generator of ideas, networking possibilities, technical expertise, and good cheer for all who are fortunate to know and work with him. I'm glad to be one of them!..."
"I felt respected and supported by him in what were some of the more challenging courses that I have taken. I also am an adult educator, and I respect his ability to work with students at all levels of experience and expertise..."
"Gene has continued supporting me well beyond the end of classes, demonstrating this way a personal commitment to his students in particular and his profession in general..."
"Gene is highly skilled and knowledgeable. He is good with people and incredibly talented..."
"Gene was able to condense the material into specific, relevant topics, and create exercises that we can come back to and use as web professionals..."
"Gene is a wonderful teacher/mentor. He is extremely knowledgeable and his lesson plans are well thought out and executed so everyone can learn..."
"Gene gets results. Period..."
"I found everything he taught to be clear and important. He knows the industry very well and is an excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable and organized..."
"His positive attitude helps tremendously when road blocks seem to crop up. I would highly recommend Gene's services for anyone looking for server-side expertise help..."
"I always looked forward to having Gene as our instructor at CDIA. He was highly organized and always came to class prepared. Any student would perform well in a class taught by Gene..."
"Gene is one of the finest instructors at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts, balancing hands-on training with relevant career information. He is very well prepared for each class, but is also flexible enough to taylor lessons to his students' needs..."
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