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Monday, May 11
 

3:30pm

Infrastructure & Architecture Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Designing an architecture for your infrastructure is one of the most important decisions you'll make when building a new application. Learn tips and get advice about how to design your infrastructure and how to interface with different API services.

"How hosting design influences software design and vice versa" by Spike Ilacqua
Infrastructure and architecture design is one of the most important decisions to be made when building any website or app, yet it is often quickly overlooked by startups. In this talk, the founder of Indra's Net (a Boulder hosting company) gives examples of good and bad architecture decisions, along with sage advice about choosing your infrastructure. If you think the best option for your next website or app is to just put it up on Heroku and forget about it, you need to listen to this talk.

"How I built a side-project for pennies and got featured on Product Hunt without going down" by Matt Null
Recently Matt built gifyourface.com in a couple of hours, paid a few pennies for hosting, and got featured on ProductHunt. His little side project was upvoted 100+ times and had traffic from all over the world. Even with all of that traffic, Matt's little project never went down, took a couple of hours to set up, and cost him pennies. In this talk, Matt will share with you the architecture behind GifYourFace.com that allowed for the cheap uptime, his thought process behind those decisions, and advice for your own projects. 

Other Speakers TBD 

Host
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!

Speakers
avatar for Spike Ilacqua

Spike Ilacqua

Founder & CTO, Indra's Net
The mononymous Spike is the sort of person who throws around words like "mononymous". Having derived the MVC pattern from first principles in Perl he discovered Rails and never looked back. And that was after he'd already started the world's first ISP looking like 'Morpheus' from... Read More →
avatar for Matt Null

Matt Null

CTO / Co-Founder, Human Design
Futurist, Technologist and Entrepreneur.Matt’s passion lies in the world of problem solving, cutting edge technology and design. Matt focuses on creating powerful experiences with an equal focus between innovative technology and beautiful design. Matt is a community builder and... Read More →


Monday May 11, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway St, B1 Boulder, CO 80303
 
Tuesday, May 12
 

4:00pm

Developer Happy Hour
Are you a developer?

Do you like drinks?

Come drink with us!



Host
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!

Tuesday May 12, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Basecamp at Lyfe Kitchen 1600 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302

6:00pm

Boulder Ruby Meetup: BSW Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

In May, Boulder Ruby will have 4 short presentations for all programming experience levels. If you are interested in the Ruby programming language, this is the monthly gathering of area Rubyists that cover topics centered around Ruby and Ruby on Rails. View our meetup page to see the session specifics. http://www.meetup.com/boulder_ruby_group/events/221392650/


Host
avatar for Marty Haught

Marty Haught

Founder, Haught Codeworks
Software architect/entrepreneur that runs Haught Codeworks building both great software and teams. Actively involved in the software community, most notably as an organizer of RailsConf and RubyConf. Beyond his love for the outdoors, food and music, Marty is busy raising his two children... Read More →

Tuesday May 12, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pivotal Labs 1701 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO

6:00pm

HumorHackfest
Limited Capacity seats available

Would your life be better if you were funnier?

The Humor Research Lab (HuRL) at the University of Colorado Boulder is collaborating with Boulder Startup Week attendees to make the world a more humorous place. 

Aside from taking an improv or a stand-up comedy class, people have few options if they want to become funnier. Our proposal is simple: bring together entrepreneurs, programmers, scientists and comedians to create products—tech or otherwise—that help people learn and practice how to be funnier, thus enriching their lives and the lives of people around them. 

Sponsored by the Deming Center at the Leeds School of Business, the Humor Hackathon will take place at Quick Left on Tuesday from 6-10 pm. Join us for beer, food, hacking, and a lot of laughs. Don't code? Don't worry. There will be plenty of ways that you can improve your funny bone. You can read more about Peter's quest to find what makes people funny in FiveThirtyEight

Judges include scientists, comedians, startup and tech aficionados: Tara Calihman, Dr. Peter McGraw, and Norm Laviolette, Co-owner of the Improv Asylum and Laugh Boston.

more to be announced!

Sponsors include Cards Against Humanity, Winking Girl Salsa and the Deming Center. Imagine the prizes!

 


Host
avatar for Fletcher Richman

Fletcher Richman

Data Analyst, Galvanize
Fletcher Richman is a engineer, entrepreneur, and a VC. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he started a couple of failed startups before cofounding Spark Boulder, a student incubator and coworking space that teaches students mo... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

VP MarComm, Quick Left
Rachel is VP of MarComm at Quick Left and co-founder of Naked Women's Racing. Don't worry, she rides her bike clad.

Speakers
avatar for Peter McGraw

Peter McGraw

The Humor Research Lab
Associate Professor of Marketing and Psychology at Leeds School of Business


Tuesday May 12, 2015 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Quick Left 902 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Wednesday, May 13
 

9:30am

Building for the New Web
Limited Capacity seats available

The new web aka web 2.0 is defined by thick JS clients, static web content, and loads of API integrations. Learn from experienced industry veterans on how to build an application in today's landscape.

"The Design Implications of the Realtime Web" by Aaron Gray
As the demand for a realtime web is met with our ability to build it, browsers now facilitate more and more of our application's code. To accommodate, JavaScript MVCs polluted the web with new frameworks that meet the needs of users and designers with varying degrees of success. Through natural selection, a handful have lasted and made the ambitions of the realtime web more attainable than ever. We'll discuss the design implications of realtime applications that run in the browser, what you can do to inspire the use of new technologies, and how SpaceBars, MiniMongo, Socket.io, and DDP help your team implement better apps in less time through Meteor.

"Guerilla APIs" by Shelby Switzer
Open data at the local scale is even more of a mess than at the national level, but while there are increasing efforts to improve things nationally, cities, towns, counties, and even states are being left behind. These smaller entities don't have the resources to implement APIs for their data, and community tech groups and developers who want to use this data constantly hit walls — from fragmented, non-uniform data to finding API hosting and maintenance. But what if we could throw all that data in a box that’s easy to open, close, and move around — bypassing traditional solutions requiring infrastructure for hosting and maintenance. Enter Docker and ElasticSearch, and a simple three-layer API-in-a-box solution that any developer can immediately turn on with `docker-compose up`. 

"Static is the New Black" by Ara Howard
Static websites and content is coming back as a web development trend in a huge way. In a follow up talk to his wildly popular post "Static is the New Black", Ara discusses why companies small and large are going static. His talk will include some code, so come with your nerd hat on. 

Host
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!

Speakers
avatar for Samus Gray

Samus Gray

Lead Software Engineer, Healthify
avatar for Ara Howard

Ara Howard

CTO / Co-Founder, dojo4
Founder & CTO at dojo4
avatar for Shelby Switzer

Shelby Switzer

Head of Integrations, Healthify
Software engineer, public speaker, and veteran nomad, Shelby has dedicated herself to community work and civic hacking across four continents. She is obsessed with APIs, language, and connectivity, and has led API design, development, and consumption projects in a variety of industries... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
eTown 1535 Spruce Street Boulder, CO 80302
 
Thursday, May 14
 

11:00am

Building Amazing Mobile Applications
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to build an awesome mobile application? Learn some great advice and get your questions answered by developers responsible for millions of app store downloads.

“Best Practices for Building Ethereal Apps” by Jordan Stone, Chief Software Architect at Notion
Jordan is an experienced software architect, building apps with millions of downloads for special events, including the Masters, Wimbledon, and the US Open. In this talk, Jordan shares lessons regarding data persistence, configuration, and performance when building apps that are only relevant for a short amount of time. What would you do if you didn't have time to recognize and fix a bug in production?

“The hard thing about mobile things” by Vikas Reddy, Co-Founder at Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital are focused on their new product, the Structure Sensor, a device made for the iPad that can capture the world in 3D. In this talk, Vikas will share some practical lessons for running a mobile first startup, learned the hard way at Occipital.

"Hybrid Mobile Apps Done Right" by Miles Matthias, CTO of EquityEats
For obvious reasons, hybrid mobile apps are an attractive option to building mobile apps nowadays. In this talk, Miles explains how to build hybrid mobile apps for the long term. If you've ever built an app over a weekend with a framework like Phonegap, Ionic, or Titanium, had it take off, and felt that those aren't good frameworks for long term maintenance and development, you're completely right. Miles will show you how to graduate from those "silver bullet" frameworks.


Host
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!

Speakers
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!
avatar for Vikas Reddy

Vikas Reddy

Co-Founder, Occipital
Vikas Reddy is co-founder of Occipital, startup focused on mobile computer vision. With co-founder Jeff Powers, Vikas led the development of RedLaser, a popular barcode-scanning application launched in 2009 that was acquired by eBay in June 2010. Vikas and the team at Occipital are... Read More →
avatar for Jordan Stone

Jordan Stone

Chief Software Architect, Notion


Thursday May 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

4:30pm

APIs @ Scale at Google
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Google for 3 short talks on handling APIs at Scale, including designing the API, scaling your service and handling the inevitable failure modes. When Google builds a minimum viable product, they instantly have hundreds of millions of users. You won't want to miss this event in order to apply produciton proven scaling lessons to your startup!

Host
avatar for Miles Matthias

Miles Matthias

CTO, inKind
I'm the CTO of inKind.com, and I love food and wine. So let's talk about those things!
avatar for Dan McGrath

Dan McGrath

Product Manager, Google Drive, Google

Thursday May 14, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Google Boulder 2590 Pearl Street, Suite 110, Boulder, CO 80302
 
Friday, May 15
 

10:30am

Speed Consulting: Get Your Technology Questions Answered
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have questions about how to integrate software? Do you need advice on what content management system to use? Do you have a technology road block? Enjoy a free 30-minute one-on-one session with a DragonDev developer. Ask anything about technology, software or UI/UX and DragonDev will do everything it can to help solve your headaches. 

Host
avatar for DragonDev

DragonDev

DragonDev is a dev shop in every sense that a dev shop should be. We’re agile, we’re bootstrapped and we have dynamic capabilities. Our specialties include developing and managing software for business intelligence, business optimization and project management. We support our... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Dragon

Keith Dragon

CEO, DragonDev
Keith Dragon has been a long time resident of Colorado moving to Boulder in 1999. He founded his company DragonDev as Dragon Consulting in 1998 in Waterbury Center, VT. | | Prior to forming his own company Keith has been devising technology solutions to complex business challenges... Read More →


Friday May 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
DragonDev 2355 Canyon

2:00pm

Technology + Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

Congratulations! Your business is up and running and things are going well. Except that you’re
the web developer, bookkeeper, human resources administrator and inventory manager in 
addition to CEO and founder. We’ve all been there but how do you know when it is time to 
delegate these tasks? Do you know how technology can help? At this panel, learn from 
experienced entrepreneurs and technology experts on why to plan for company growth, when to stop doing everything yourself and how technology can be your best accompaniment.

Host
avatar for Dave Angulo

Dave Angulo

CTO, SpotRight
Looking for developers familiar with hadoop, spark, and cassandra.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Dragon

Keith Dragon

CEO, DragonDev
Keith Dragon has been a long time resident of Colorado moving to Boulder in 1999. He founded his company DragonDev as Dragon Consulting in 1998 in Waterbury Center, VT. | | Prior to forming his own company Keith has been devising technology solutions to complex business challenges... Read More →
avatar for Beth Krodel

Beth Krodel

Founding Partner, Insight Designs Web Solutions
Insight Designs is an interactive agency that's been creating world-class websites, apps and more since 1999 in downtown Boulder. Like many company founders, Beth wears lots of hats, overseeing business development, project management, operations, HR, marketing and finance. Beth also... Read More →
avatar for Peggy Shell

Peggy Shell

CEO & Founder, Creative Alignments
Peggy began her recruiting and HR career in 1999 as the HR Director at Tesser, a nationally recognized design agency. In 2003, she began working as an independent recruiting and HR consultant. In 2010, Peggy founded Creative Alignments to provide a smarter alternative to the traditional... Read More →


Friday May 15, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
SpotRight 1909 Broadway Suite 300 Boulder, CO 80301