About Derek Banas

Once a day I post a link to an original video & tutorial on communication, web development, dieting, marketing, hypnosis, etc. For Free!

I used to work for Apple and Morgan Stanley. My ultimate goal is to help unemployed people easily add to their skill set so they can get a job for free.

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Here are my most recent posts

Design and Make a Video game

In this video I’m going to design and make an original video game in one video. I’ll talk about how I came up with the idea. I’ll then show you how I designed the look and created the art. After that we’ll program the entire game in JavaScript. You’ll learn about Sprite Sheets,...

Easy Songs to Learn on Ukulele

I created a new Ukulele version of Guitar Hero. This gets right into the music. I focus on easy songs to learn on ukulele. There are 20 songs in all that get progressively harder. My 6 year old daughter learned using this exact software that I created and made available for free. I have have easy beginner...

How to Play Ukulele

You guys told me you wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument, so in this video I’ll teach you how to play ukulele! I recreated a Ukulele version of Guitar Hero in this video tutorial. You’ll be able to play 10 different songs over and over until you have mastered them. My 6 year old...

JavaScript Asteroids

In this one video I make Asteroids using pure JavaScript. I structured everything so you will completely understand every line of code. If you want to make games you have to know how to make Asteroids! It requires you to understand moving in a 3D space, collision detection, inertia, velocity, rotating shapes...

JavaScript Tutorial 12 Doomsday Algorithm

In this part I continue my JavaScript Tutorial and cover the Doomsday Algorithm. I’ll make a JavaScript app that can find the weekday for and date in history and display the steps. John Conway discovered the Doomsday Rule. He realized that certain dates in every year all share the same week day. If you can...

YouTube Running Challenge

My Strava! In this video I show how many miles I ran during my YouTube Running Challenge, the participants from all over the world, my data, my favorite running songs, tips on how to avoid injury when running and a whole lot more. If you want to participate either post your Strava link in the comments or...

How to Get Motivated to Exercise

After my last video in which I talked about how I ran 3 or more miles every day for a year many people asked me to talk about how to get motivated to exercise. In this video I show every trick I used. I’ll give you the opportunity to torture me in this video. For each person that posts their Strava...

How to Never Get Sick

In September of 2017 I decided to change my diet to supercharge my immune system to avoid getting sick. I didn’t think it would work. When winter ended at the end of March I was shocked to find out I had not been sick one day! My wife and children, who were not on my diet, meanwhile had been sick for...

Tetris Game Design

If you want to be a game creator in this video I’ll show you how to make the video game Tetris from scratch. The Tetris game design has been copied since 1984. So if you want to get into building games Tetris is a great place to start. Play Tetris I think building games is a great way to learn JavaScript....

Game Design Tutorial

In this one video we will make an entire game and you’ll actually understand it through diagrams and more. We’ll create Pong using JavaScript and you’ll learn about Receiving User Input, Handling Collisions, Moving AI, Creating User Interfaces, Playing Sound and Much more. You can play the...

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