Monday is the beginning of the 2014 Denver Startup Week. This is DSW’s third iteration and it’s turning into quite the big deal. In the spirit of my Colorado Tech Weekly posts, here are 10 links from local tech news sources and companies to get you ready for this week! 10 Awesome Denver Startup Week… Continue reading 10 links to get you ready for Denver Startup Week
Monday starts the 2014 Denver Startup Week, a week to celebrate and encourage tech startups in and around Denver. This makes now a perfect time for me to rant about how software development is taught. We need to shift our focus from “How to write code” to “How to make an app”. I have an… Continue reading Let’s teach people how to make apps, not just write code
With technology, we are creating things that are unweildly to name. We have web sites that are more like apps but their not just web apps. We have mobile apps that connect to a greater system so they’re more than just mobile apps. We have desktop software that is more than the bytes on your… Continue reading My Tour of Galvanize Boulder
In 2013, I started volunteering as the computer lab monitor for Mortensen Elementary after school. The school likes having me there because of my computer science background, so I’m going to make use of that background to teach kids how to code. All updates to this project can be found on the main project page.… Continue reading Hey Colorado tech companies! I need your convention swag!
Since I’m not sure about what kind of developer I want to be, I decided I would pick different languages/frameworks/etc and try them on for size. I chose to try out Ruby on Rails since it seems to be one of the most popular ways to create dynamic interactive web sites. It’s used in sites… Continue reading Book Review: “Ruby on Rails Tutorial” by Michael Hartl
My goal is to have a software/web/app development job by 2016, so one year ago yesterday I started Colorado Tech Weekly to keep myself up-to-date on what was happening in the technology community in Colorado. I turned it into a blog because I knew that if I wanted to know what was going on, so… Continue reading What I’ve learned about the Colorado tech community after 1 year
I am just about to embark on my first project to show off on my site, but before I do I need to remind myself of the two things I need to do to make sure my projects are successful. Remember the purpose of the project If you’ve been involved in planning any project, you’ve… Continue reading The 2 Essentials to a Successful Project: Purpose and Basic Skills
If you haven’t heard yet, Colorado is one of the premier regions for tech startups. After following local technology news for the past 2 months with my Colorado Tech Weekly posts I’ve noticed that it is impossible to pay attention to technology news in Colorado without hearing about our thriving startup culture. I was recently… Continue reading What is a Startup?
This is for my daughter, Ashlynn, and her classmates to get to their math and language arts websites in their Summer Fun Packet. Math Krypto – http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=173 Math Playground – http://www.mathplayground.com/ Math Play – http://www.math-play.com Multiplication Practice – http://www.multiplication.com/ Math Fact Practice – http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/mathmagician/cathymath.html Place Value Game – http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/ Math Helps – https://www.khanacademy.org/ Cool Math –… Continue reading Mortensen Elementary 2013 Summer Fun Packet Links for 4th Graders
The obligatory “Hello World” post.