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    I'm probably feeling fiesty because I just got...

    I'm probably feeling fiesty because I just got back from Crossfit but you want to know the real reason why a large chunk of people don't get into this field?

    Quitting.

    They quit when they get...
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    IMHO there are more opportunities that are not...

    IMHO there are more opportunities that are not tied to your physical abilities with BAS.

    If you lose both legs some how you can still program controls. You'd be limited as a chiller mechanic.
    ...
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    Ok thanks, i checked and we weren't able to...

    Ok thanks, i checked and we weren't able to replicate it on our end.
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    Never heard that one before. Email our support...

    Never heard that one before. Email our support team support@buildingautomationmonthly.com they'll take care of you.
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    All syllabus are on our website. Www....

    All syllabus are on our website. Www. Buildingautomationmonthly.com
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    At least it's not Montezuma's Tequila...

    At least it's not Montezuma's Tequila...
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    The Service Director at one of our customers, TD...

    The Service Director at one of our customers, TD Industries, who is a huge mechanical firm, told me "I don't hire mechanical guys anymore for our controls service group, I hire IT guys and pair them...
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    Mike Meyers is a good instructor.

    Mike Meyers is a good instructor.
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    As the CEO of a large BAS training company that...

    As the CEO of a large BAS training company that has trained over 5,200 students we get to see how and why a large group of companies hire and then how they develop their people.

    I always tell...
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    https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/s...

    https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/sudo-superuser-do
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    Are you escalated via sudo?

    Are you escalated via sudo?
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    https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/25/htm...

    https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/25/html/System_Administrators_Guide/ch-Configuring_the_Date_and_Time.html
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    You already have an ideal background. I would...

    You already have an ideal background.

    I would focus on two things.

    Learning how to translate HVAC systems knowledge to BAS code implementation. This skill pays extremly well.

    Also I would...
  14. Thread: N4 API data

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    If you're feeling squirrely about learning how to...

    If you're feeling squirrely about learning how to deserialize and serialize JSON in Java here's an article about the Jackson library.

    https://www.baeldung.com/jackson-object-mapper-tutorial
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    You're spot on. This was actually my biggest...

    You're spot on. This was actually my biggest concern when i started recording our IT course. Hell there's IT courses that are 25 dollars.

    But what i realized after recording the course is that...
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    I've thought about this. But the process of...

    I've thought about this. But the process of accreditation is so confusing. I'm looking into this as we have 11 courses now that cover all aspects of BAS.
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    We actually have this in our IT course and our...

    We actually have this in our IT course and our Technician course.
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    That's actually my background. I was a Missile...

    That's actually my background. I was a Missile Tech in the Navy working on Mk 41 VLS systems. I learned electromechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems, plus reading tech manuals. It made the...
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    So it's always interesting to circle back years...

    So it's always interesting to circle back years later and look at what you've learned/ accomplished.

    Sitting down now and reflecting on the 11 courses we've created and the 4,600+ folks we've...
  20. Thread: Controls Tech

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    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-aut...

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-automation-monthly-podcast-teaching-you-building/id1119246592?mt=2
  21. Thread: Controls Tech

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    Man, you have so many resources available to you....

    Man, you have so many resources available to you. If you want the field and have basic apptitude you can do it. The real secret is learning to research and be self-sufficient.

    I just did a podcast...
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    Well first off thank you for buying my BAS A to Z...

    Well first off thank you for buying my BAS A to Z course.

    You've gotten a lot of good advice. The Honeywell Grey Manual is what I taught myself on back in the day and it's a good one but it is...
  23. I referred to people who didn't know how things...

    I referred to people who didn't know how things worked yet still trying to manipulate said things as idiots.

    If you don't know a damper needs to be open but yet choose to operate a system that...
  24. Vertical market. Like healthcare, k-12,...

    Vertical market.

    Like healthcare, k-12, pharma, higher ed, transportation, etc.
  25. Yep really several of the oems and quite a few of...

    Yep really several of the oems and quite a few of the si's work with us to train their people and they tell us what they are hiring for. Hvac knowledge from a systems perspective is enough they don't...
  26. I'll add one more thing. I'm highly monetarily...

    I'll add one more thing.

    I'm highly monetarily motivated I make no effort to hide that.

    So there is a difference between growing finanically and growing technically. Albeit the two are...
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    https://www.periscopedashboard.com/

    https://www.periscopedashboard.com/
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    https://www.google.com/search?q=niagara+4+energy+d...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=niagara+4+energy+dashboard&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS797US797&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNj5DoiLLiAhUjtlkKHXq5Cw4Q_AUIDSgE&biw=1536&bih=783&dpr=1.25
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    https://www.google.com/search?q=niagara+4+energy+d...

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  30. The facts don't line up with this. I have a macro...

    The facts don't line up with this. I have a macro view of hiring by OEM's and MSI's and they hire IT, TAB, and Electrical significantly more than HVAC. I have story after story of folks coming out of...
  31. So you had people who were idiots. Going to a...

    So you had people who were idiots. Going to a trade school is a poor way to fix stupid.

    The solution is to actually learn the principles of control. You don't need to spend time changing...
  32. Why not do one device, make a template. Apply the...

    Why not do one device, make a template. Apply the template?
  33. Go for the instant gratification. Anything you...

    Go for the instant gratification. Anything you need to know about HVAC can be learned in the field. Your opportunity cost of staying in the apprenticeship vs getting into the controls world is too...
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    The reality is, none of this technology matters...

    The reality is, none of this technology matters until it gets wide scale adoption in the spec. The spec will continue to rule whether technology gets adopted or not. That's why on the Macro level we...
  35. By advance, I think you mean continue to get...

    By advance, I think you mean continue to get raises and more challenging work.

    Learn to be curious and learn how to Google. Most of what you need to know can be found on the web.

    Constantly...
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    I hope so, as I say in my podcasts and courses....

    I hope so, as I say in my podcasts and courses. I'm not the end all be all. There are plenty of knowledgable folks. I'm just really good at taking that information and packaging it up in a way for...
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    That's the plan. I'm planning on breaking even on...

    That's the plan. I'm planning on breaking even on this conference. My goal is to provide a conference that is actually useful. I'm sure the first year or two will be rough since I'm the first in the...
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    I will be taking care of the speakers, not sure...

    I will be taking care of the speakers, not sure what I will be doing yet just depends on how many people actually sign up.

    To be clear, everyone will be able to access to content for free the day...
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    The anti-spam is fixed. Error on my part.

    The anti-spam is fixed. Error on my part.
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    I do know everything but I do let mere mortals...

    I do know everything but I do let mere mortals play with me every once in a while :-P
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    This will absolutely not be a pay to play. This...

    This will absolutely not be a pay to play. This is meant to be the opposite of most conferences and I will be heavily screening the content that goes into the summit.
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    CCENT ICND 1 is all you need. CCDA is more...

    CCENT ICND 1 is all you need. CCDA is more valuable from a high dollar design role perspective.
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    So let me clear everything up. The summit will...

    So let me clear everything up.

    The summit will consist of 24 video interviews (4 days, six videos a day) with controls experts on a slew of different topics.

    Any one can watch that day's...
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    Well, That's a very long question to answer...

    Well,

    That's a very long question to answer so I will answer it in an upcoming podcast.

    As far as other helpful communities? Well, our Facebook page is good as it the Controls and Building...
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    Spot on this is exactly the mindset that we teach...

    Spot on this is exactly the mindset that we teach during our programming course.

    If you understand the logic blocks, and the design patterns, you can use almost any programming software (minus...
  46. Ok, you doing a direct plug to N2 or you using...

    Ok, you doing a direct plug to N2 or you using the CVTpro?
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    Ok, I'm not going to get into the funfest that is...

    Ok, I'm not going to get into the funfest that is what controller is best.

    But.. For training purposes, of which I run a fulltime business, I recommend this...
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    I hear there's this great programming course that...

    I hear there's this great programming course that uses Easy IO for all the sample code, would you know anything about that :-P
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    Ya it depends what episode you're at. I wouldn't...

    Ya it depends what episode you're at. I wouldn't wish the first 10 episodes upon anyone. Now that I'm past episode 100, I've figured out my tempo and voice.
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    Lol, love this, and I thought I talked way to...

    Lol, love this, and I thought I talked way to fast, or at least that's what I've been told. Don't worry I'm going to start singing and telling jokes now just for you :-P
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