The federal government is mostly shut down. Default is looming. Is this the end? Looking at the headlines from this week, the answer is a resounding “No!” The tech industry continues marching on. Does this have to do with the tech industry’s inherent independence? Sure the internet got its start from the federal government, but now it’s now run mostly by independent organizations and private companies. This independence is seen throughout the tech industry. Enough editorializing though.
- Colorado Springs-based Exelis receives $121.8M, five-year Navy contract to deliver systems engineering services [InnovatioNews]
- Boulder-based Rally Software’s IPO Set to Provide $1.3M for Colorado Nonprofits [Xconomy]
- SolarWinds Breezes into Colorado, Acquires Confio Software for $103M [Xconomy]
- New Search Engine Seeks to Help Colorado Companies Find Freelancers [Xconomy]
- Durango-based Airborne Media Group finds opportunities in un-muting TV and silent displays with Audioair [InnovatioNews]
- FORETHOUGHT.net Becomes Colorado’s Largest Independent Communications Provider [CTA]
- Internet of Things Hackathon set for November 1-2 [BDNT]
- Denver within top 10 for tech job growth [DBJ]
- New Amazon Appstore Incentive Program encourages developers to build for Amazon, will give consumers “Cash Back” on apps [TechCrunch]
- Disney invents touchscreen that lets you feel textures [Washington Post]
- 10/16 – BuiltinColorado – Get Involved with Girl Develop It
- 10/16 – Boulder/Denver BigData Meetup – The Art and Craft of Big Data Analytics
- 10/19 – CTA – 9th Annual Wine Tasting Event
- 10/17 – BDNT – New Tech Denver
- 10/17 – AITP – Focus on PCI
- 10/19 – BuiltinColorado – Twitter Bootstrap Boot Camp
- 10/19-20 – BuiltinColorado – Intermediate HTML/CSS with Girl Develop It Boulder
- 10/21 – BuiltinColorado – CMS Roundup: What’s Hot, What’s Not (Boulder)
- 10/22 – Galvanize – Code for Communities Meetup
- 10/22 – CTA – Gov in Tech: Google Apps, The Next Steps
- 10/22 – CTA – 8th Annual OWL Gala and Auction
Thank you for reading!
If you know of any other good news stories or sources about tech in Colorado, please let me know! Also if you attend any of the events listed, I would love to hear from you!