Come Learn Some Code

by Kevin Lawver on September 24, 2013

We had so much fun last time, we’re doing RailsBridge again on 11/16! This time, we’re going bigger, with three tracks and a potential 60 students. Here are the tracks: Intro to Programming With Ruby and Rails – If you (…)

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Refresh for September: Creating Your MVP

by Kevin Lawver on September 4, 2013

This month we’ve got Yvonne Jouffrault from Tour Buddy to tell us the story of creating her MVP (minimum viable product – if you don’t know what that is, you should definitely come) and, well, I’ll just let her explain (…)

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Friendly Neighborhood Conferences

by Kevin Lawver on August 16, 2013

First off, here’s a reminder that Refresh is next Tuesday at 6 at Focus Lab’s new office on the 2nd floor of 35 Barnard St. Be there, it should be awesome. Secondly, I hope you remember Gene Crawford from Columbia, (…)

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August’s Refresh: Structuring a Web Shop for Success

by Kevin Lawver on August 7, 2013

This month, Erik Reagan from Focus Lab will be speaking – and before I editorialize, I’ll let him describe it: Any good business needs a well-built, well-designed foundation to thrive and be successful. It’s easy to complete a project and (…)

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No Refresh For July

by Kevin Lawver on July 12, 2013

No one stepped up to speak this month, so we’re not having Refresh next Tuesday, breaking our streak of 6 months in a row. Instead of doing to Refresh this month, why not spend some time thinking about what you’d (…)

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June’s Refresh: Detangle your jQuery: using lessons from CoffeeScript to create better design

by Kevin Lawver on June 3, 2013

Hey, look, we’re having Refresh four months in a row! Isn’t that swell? This month, Jed Schneider will be talking about… well, let’s let him explain it: Despite the explosion of tools and MVC frameworks for JavaScript, jQuery remains the (…)

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National Day of Civic Hacking

by Kevin Lawver on May 20, 2013

From Brady Cannon: Want to hack for a change? Here’s your chance. The National Day of Civic Hacking unites technologists, civil servants, designers, entrepreneurs, engineers – anybody – who is willing to collaborate with others to create, build, and invent (…)

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May’s Refresh: Local Journalism’s Fight With the Internet

by Kevin Lawver on April 19, 2013

Refresh three months in a row, shocking! This month, Jesse Bushkar of Bright Here will be presenting (hooray for first-time Refresh presenters!). Here’s his description: This will be a (hopefully offensive) overview of the current relationship between local news and (…)

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April’s Refresh: The Age of Social Machines

by Kevin Lawver on April 8, 2013

We’ve got something a little different this month! Mark Stahl, local developer and all-around genius, is going to talk about something not many people tackle – creating a new programming language! I know! Here’s Mark’s description: The world of programming (…)

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Mobile Refresh: Building native Android & iOS mobile apps using Javascript – an Introduction to Titanium Mobile SDK

by Kevin Lawver on February 20, 2013

We’re back! This month, Will Dent, co-founder of Dently will walk us through the Appcelerator’s Titanium Mobile SDK complete with a short demonstration on how to build an Android and iOS application using Javascript. Here’s his description: Building Native Mobile (…)

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