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

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...

Illustrator CC Tutorials

This is part 1 of my Adobe Illustrator CC Tutorials. I decided to mix these into my regular videos to have some fun. In this 1st video I’ll show you how to make a precise recycling logo while teaching a ton of tricks. I cover basics like creating documents, switching between units, centering art, using...

JavaScript Paint App Finished

In this part I finish my JavaScript Paint App. In this part I finish my JavaScript Paint App. It can draw brush strokes, lines, rectangles, circles, ellipses, and polygons. The app also saves and loads new images. When I cover other libraries and frameworks in the future like Node I will add additional...

JavaScript Paint App 2

In this part of my JavaScript Paint App tutorial I make the toolbar work, show how to get canvas mouse positions, save / redraw the canvas, create the rubber band system, find angles, convert to radians / degrees, save / import images and set up event handling. In the next video I’ll finish the whole...

JavaScript Paint App JavaScript Canvas API

In this tutorial I start creating a JavaScript Paint Application while exploring all that is possible with the JavaScript Canvas API. We’ll create a paint app that allows for Opening, Saving and the use of Brushes, Lines, Rectangles, Circles, Ellipses and Polygons. Each tool will work with the rubber...

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