Colorado Tech Weekly #293: Board Games, Operation Code and Denver Startup Week and how they’re all connected
Colorado Tech Weekly brings you the top 10 technology stories of the past week and the best upcoming local tech events every Monday morning (Unless Monday was a holiday. I hope you had a good Martin Luther King Jr. Day)!
I run a tech blog series in my spare time so it will come to no surprise that I am a big nerd. After playing board games with friends on Friday (we escaped the Forbidden Island!) I was considering ways to nerd out during the rest of the year. My patient wife went with me to check out the new gaming store near us in Littleton (It’s called The Gaming Goat and it’s pretty cool) and I found a program for Genghis Con.
Genghis Con is a long running gaming convention in Colorado. When I went to the Genghis Con website I saw that it was created by Vaquero Digital Services. I had a feeling that Genghis Con is the type of organization to use a local web development company so I decided to look into Vaquero Digital Services. Vaquero Digital Services makes an app called Time Wrangler which I remember hearing about at Denver Startup Week from Chris Martinez. I got to meet Chris at Denver Startup Week because he was there helping to promote the Denver chapter of Bunker Labs which is an organization to help military veterans start businesses. I’m a Marine Corps veteran. Chris is an Army veteran. This leads me to my highlighted event this week, the Operation Code Relaunch! Operation Code is an organization dedicated to helping military veterans and their families start their careers in tech so if you’re looking to recruit veterans (and I know you are cuz you’ve contacted me), check that event out.
So that is how board games, Operation Code and Denver Startup Week are all connected. It’s connected through veterans and community… and mostly Chris Martinez.
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Top Colorado Technology News
- Maxar CEO replaced by DigitalGlobe exec a year after Westminster HQ move [DBJ]
- Broomfield creating Science City other developments on sites submitted for Amazon HQ2 [DBJ]
- Denver-area company, Redefy Holdings, takes first step in plan to consolidate the ‘for sale by owner’ market [DBJ]
- Front Range Community College officially launches manufacturing technology center [BizWest]
- Centennial-based Mobile Solutions listed as number 5 on the Built in Colorado’s 2019 Best Places to Work [MobileSolutions]
- ‘Crypto winter is upon us’: Denver’s ShapeShift lays off one-third of staff [BusinessDen]
- Linord & Company joins Denver’s Catalyst HTI [MikeBiselli]
- Loveland approves broadband bonding [BizWest]
- Boulder utility tech company Tendril buys power consumption data business [DBJ]
- Meet the 4 Colorado tech companies headed to SXSW Pitch 2019 [BuiltinColorado]
Top Upcoming Events
- 1/23 – Denver Microservices – Paving The Road To Production: Why You Need An Internal Tools Team [Denver]
- 1/23 – Operation Code – Operation Code Relaunch 2019 [Denver]
- 1/24 – Turing School – Turing School Demo Competition [Denver]
- 1/24 – The Den of Clojure – Effect-ive Clojure [Denver]
- 1/24 – Mile High Gophers – A deep(-ish) dive into the “other” encoding packages in the Go standard library [Denver]
- 1/24 – Boulder/Denver BigData Meetup – Introducing the Data River: Apache Druid is the next analytics platform [Broomfield]
- 1/25 – CiGDA – Global Game Jam at DU [Denver]
- 1/28 – Denver Visual Studio User Group – Into the Cloud [Denver]
- 1/29 – DenverScript – Pattern for using rules-based approaches [Denver]
- 1/29 – Denver iOS Developer User Group – Learn ARKit by Playing Games! [Denver]
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