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Startup: Months 15-19

July Building ambitious new features for web app. Universal web widget Record and Post from web Venturing into radio industry August First paying customers Radio partnerships September Fundraising discussions and continuing to explore the radio industry. Featured Application – Ionic Blog.             October Figuring things out again. Hurricane Evacuations and new Wavvegram tool. Evacuation of ...

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Startup: Months 5-10

Here’s the short version: September Building. October Iterating. November Re-Building. December Building. A quick trip to Canada for the day job.  Trademark woes and an ill-fated temporary name change from uTalk to uTalk.io. January Started work at Fount Studio. Said goodbye to friends and coworkers at Blackbaud. Accepted to Cohort 5 of the Harbor Accelerator. February After multiple ...

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Startup: Months 3-4

July Between juggling trips to Canada for my day job, I somehow managed to finish the mobile app for iOS and Android. August Completed MVP. Released to group of test users. Embarrassed? Check.

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When ISIS Hacks your Website

The voice on the other end of the line was panicked. He didn’t know how it happened… only that his organization’s website had been hacked by ISIS. A mix of shock and anger, he urgently pointed me to the URL. I entered the web address and was greeted by the page below. As the page loaded, middle-eastern music began playing. I performed ...

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100 Days of Github: Don’t Break the Chain

A while back I stumbled across John Resig’s blog post about writing code everyday. He made several points that resonated with me. I thought I would follow John’s lead and try a more balanced approach to programming. I set a goal to commit to Github every day for 100 days. The sad screenshot below will give you an idea of where ...

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GitHub in C Major

This is an awesome little app that turns your year of GitHub contributions into song. Since I didn’t become active on GitHub until recently, you’ll need to wait a few moments for the player to reach my contributions. I’ve noticed that the graph isn’t 100% correct, but that’s okay because the app is amazing. Feel ...

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Too Old to Code?

I was recently asked the following on Quora: I’m 25 and wish to learn programming. Am I to old to become successful? The media portrays successful programmers who are worth millions to have started coding from a very young age. Here’s my answer: It’s definitely not too late to start coding. A few years ago ...

Learning for 2014

Favorite Tech in 2014: – Elementary OS – a beautifully minimalist Ubuntu-based Linux Distro – Reporter App – flexible self tracking with a phenomenal UI – Unix Command Line – crucial as I’ve started learning node.js – Atom.io – recently moved over from Sublime Text and haven’t looked back – Version Control with Github – almost seamless integration with Atom.io. – Yeoman ...

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Editor Wars: Picking the Right Tool for the Job

As the development application space has undergone a Cambrian explosion of sorts, it’s easy to feel like we are drowning in tools. Since this time last year, I’ve worked within a dizzying number of editing applications. I’ve tried newcomers like Atom.io, LightTable, ShiftEdit, and Koding, as well as established editors Xcode, Visual Studio, DreamWeaver, Sublime Text, and WebStorm. I’ve even experimented ...