Dev & Design

Photo Editing Options in the SnapChat World

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm

We can all see that visual media is storming our world, especially through the rise of social media giants like SnapChat, Pinterest, and Instagram. As we become drawn towards communicating through photos, check out the newest photo editing programs to keep ahead of the photo…

Android

The Dawn of the Experience Era

By | Aug 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Gone are the days where we are forced to fit our digital environments. Gone are the days where the human experience accommodates technology. Like it or not, we are entering into a new era of human-technology interaction where human experience is the driver. Where…

Dev & Design

Learning Ruby On Rails? There’s a Support Group for That

By | Aug 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

When new programming languages and platforms are developed, they are often successful due to their ease of use, adaptability, flexibility, and affordability. But even more than that, a successful platform is supported by a wide community of professionals with an almost evangelical enthusiasm about the…

Business

Blaze’s LaserLight: Slick Device That Warns Drivers of Urban Cyclists On the Road

By | Aug 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

If you’re a cyclist, either for your daily commute or weekend rides, you know the dangers you face when sharing the road with drivers. According to the statistics, in 2012, 726 cyclist lost their lives in bicycle/motor vehicle crashes in the United States. In that…

Dev & Design

The Number One Reason Your Infographics Aren’t Working

By | Aug 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

In recent years, infographics have been one of the biggest trends in online marketing. Harnessing the power of an image, an infographic takes important information about a topic and incorporates it into a work of art. Marketers have found this to be a much…

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Dev & Design

What EdTech Entrepreneurs Sometimes Forget

By | Aug 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This year’s first-quarter investments in the edtech sector reached record highs, filling the $1.3 trillion-dollar space with new companies eager to get their products into the hands of every teacher. This growth presents challenges for entrepreneurs and educators alike. As the cofounder of an…

Dev & Design

16 Coding Bootcamps That Offer Scholarships for Women

By | Jul 29, 2014 at 11:22 am

In a recent study, RJMetrics found that the tech community was about 29% female, with some cities scoring as low as 17% or 20%. Sam Altman just released some Y Combinator statistics on diversity, revealing that 19.5% of the startups they’ve funded this year…

Dev & Design

How to Speak Like Your Graphic Designer

By | Jul 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Graphic design is all about communicating and solving problems through creative imagery and formatting. These days, everything is done using specialized computer programs and tools. Designers work with digital images more than anything else, and these images come in all kinds of formats with…

Business

UK Web Development Shop TheGenieLab Opens US Office in Miami

By | Jul 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

A team of web developers from Wales, TheGenieLab, is setting up shop in Miami’s trendy neighborhood Wynwood. The new office – located within incubator campus The Lab Miami – is a way to expand a further footprint into the US market where they have an already…

Dev & Design

Open the Bidding! Crowdsourcing Logo Design for Startups

By | Jul 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

If you’re having difficulty conjuring up a logo for your business, crowdsourcing is the solution. An impressive logo allows you to communicate instantly with your target customer base. By crowdsourcing a logo design, you can take advantage of the newest trends and concepts in…

Dev & Design

5 Reasons to Outsource Your Ruby On Rails Developer

By | Jul 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

Finding a decent Ruby on Rails developer is hard enough when you’re trying to create new apps and mobile sites for your business. It gets even worse when you try to find someone who really understands the language well who doesn’t charge an arm…

Culture

9 Ways to Support Diversity in DC Tech

By | Jun 13, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Last night, a few hundred people filled MLK Library for DCTech Meetup’s Women in Tech edition. After pitches from six women-led startups in the DC region, an all-female panel of local women in tech discussed the ways through which we can impact the membership…

Dev & Design

One Little Feature That Could Help Your MVP Succeed

By | Jun 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

I recently finished reading a book called Absolute Value. The gist of the book says that in the world of Yelp and other customer review sites, people do not buy brands; they buy reviews. This certainly seems quite true. The author cites a great example of…

Business

Why Ruby on Rails is My Go-To App Development Platform

By | May 26, 2014 at 9:00 am

When it comes to developing business web applications, companies are faced with a tough decision. There are a variety of development platforms or programs to choose from including Java, Python, and Ruby among others. But in my experience, Ruby on Rails is the go-to app…

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