Colorado Tech Weekly #74: Finding Inspiration
Colorado Tech Weekly brings you the top 10 technology stories of the past week and the best upcoming local tech events every Monday morning!
I just finished listening to the latest episode of one of my favorite podcasts, Ruby Rogues. It’s a few Ruby programmers who spend most of their time talking about higher level concepts that ANY programmer of any language can appreciate. They had Kinsey Ann Durham, developer for Denver-based GoSpotCheck, as a guest and she talked about being a new developer and her path to that job. It’s inspiring to hear stories from developers like Kinsey. Give it a listen, get inspired and go to one of the events below!
For EVEN MOAR inspiration check out the stories of the CTA APEX awards and the TechStars “Where are they now” story.
Top Colorado Technology News
- City of Denver clarifies software-tax policies to quiet concerns [DBJ]
- Denver-based Rachio gets $2.5M so you can water your lawn from your cell phone [BuiltinColorado]
- Boulder’s Kindara receives $1.25M in new funding, $50K vote of confidence from consumers [BuiltinColorado]
- MapQuest growing in Denver with Commute app [ConfluenceDenver]
- Tech startup of the month: Boulder-based OpenSnow [CoBizMag]
- Denver’s gSchool announces Go Microservices Track [galvanize]
- Colorado Springs-based ISSAC receives 2014 Award of Excellence in Aerospace/Defense [CTA]
- Denver-based Skiing in Colorado just got a whole lot cheaper with Outdoors.io [BuiltinColorado]
- 14th annual APEX Awards recognize 10 outstanding technology leaders [CTA]
- Where Are They Now? Featuring Rapt Media, Occipital and RoundPegg [Techstars]
- 11/12 – 1 Million Cups Denver – Quick Left & Raspberry
- 11/12 – DJUG – Docker: William Henry
- 11/12 – Refresh Denver – Rick Griffith Founder and Designer of Matter Studio
- 11/13 – BoulderUX – World Usability Day Event (Cross-Promotion)
- 11/13 – Built in Colorado – Last Built In Brews of the Year at Craftsy
- 11/13 – Innovation Pavilion – From Soldier to CEO: A VET-preneur Happy Hour
- 11/13 – RefactorU – Community Demo Day and Avery Social
- 11/17 – CTA – Denver Sales & Use Tax Stakeholder Town Hall
- 11/17 – HTML5 Denver – “Creating CouchDB Apps” and “TIBET: The sum of the parts, not some of the parts”
- 11/18 – Oracle – Oracle Denver Day 2014
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!