Author Archives: Gary Donovan

Monster AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon, Las Vegas

AT&T Developer Summit, Las Vegas

AT&T held their 2015 Developer Summit Hackathon at Rain Nightclub in the Palms Casino, Resort, Las Vegas earlier this month. This event is massive and the thing that makes it slightly different to conventional Hackathons is the diversity of participants who are not necessarily software engineers but also include entrants from the business side too. Needless to say it is ...

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Antwerp Accelerator’s Amsterdam Adventure

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I wanted to give some airtime to Telenet Idealabs Accelerator in Antwerp, partly because Antwerp has the most beautiful train station in the world and the world needs to know about it but mainly because there are always alternative options for funding with some really good smaller, creative accelerator programmes for Startups that do not secure funding from larger programmes. ...

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How To Get A Standing Ovation For A Startup Pitch – HowFactory Pitch, Iowa

How To Launch Your Startup Like a Rockstar – HowFactory Pitch, Iowa

You came up with the killer idea, you’ve nailed the technology, you put in untold all nighters, focussed on the long game, you’re ready to unveil the next big thing to the world. How do you communicate the passion for the idea that has got you this far to the yes men? HowFactory gave a classic sales pitch at Built ...

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SEEK Hackathon, Melbourne, Australia

SEEK Hackathon

SEEK is a job search site based in Melbourne, Australia which held it’s second Hackathon last June with a third one in planning any time soon. SEEK is one of the best loved tech employers in Melbourne with an industro-kitsch interior designed office which could have fallen out of the sky from Silicon Valley onto the city’s St.Kilda Road. The business has ...

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What’s Coming For Spark 2015 – Bay Area Spark User Group

What’s Coming For Spark 2015 – Bay Area Spark User Group

San Francisco’s Spark Meetup group is massive, yet whilst going along to some of these events can be a little intimidating, especially for the more socially awkward attendees, the group really does preach to people of all levels. The first gathering of 2015 kicked off with a review of Spark by Co-organiser Patrick Wendell to get things going, briefly running over ...

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North Carolina Regional Internet of Things Meetup 2015 Kickoff

North Carolina Regional Internet of Things MeetUp 2015 Kickoff

The North Carolina Regional Internet of Things (RIoT) MeetUp put in a solid show for what promises to be a big year for IoT at the Durham Bulls Stadium in downtown Durham, NC. If you are looking for a technical talks on IoT devices, you probably won’t get much out of these presentations as they are very high level and more ...

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Ember London – Architecting Ember In Production, Bryan Crotaz

Ember London – Architecting Ember In Production, Bryan Crotaz

Bryan Crotaz is an extraordinary model of how to mix deep technical skills with acute business intellect. He started Silver Curve in 2010 to provide digital signage boards which run off what are essentially mobile phone chips (Raspberry Pi) which vastly reduce costs against PCs usually supporting each monitor. Silver Curve developed a piece of software called Aperture which allows ...

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Pebble Developer Meetup, San Francisco

Pebble Developer MeetUp, San Francisco

Pebble relaunched their Meetup group back in October as the developer community grows around one of the best smart watches on the market. Pebble, which received the majority of it’s initial funding through Kickstarter, addressed a number of functional issues to ensure success of the product, such as delivering a seven day battery life, water resistance, being readable in daylight with ...

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StackEngine At Docker Boston Meetup On Enterprise Level Container Use

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Boyd Hemphill from StackEngine will be presenting at the Docker Boston Meetup group this week to talk about what they have learned from talking to businesses about their container management tool, from the characteristics of an ideal containerised application to container inventory. StackEngine sees an emerging bottleneck with the management of Docker containers and although 2014 saw Docker grow exponentially, ...

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The Internet Of Things And Humans | Tim O’Reilly, Catalunya, Spain

The Internet Of Things And Humans | Tim O’Reilly, Catalunya, Spain

If we could start the world over again with the capabilities we have today, what would it look like? Tim O’Reilly explores some examples of improving real world workflows with the power of sensors and data which means that we have to do less. This means gathering components together into a data based system to create tools which make our ...

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