Dev & Design

How App Development Frameworks Impact the Dev Ecosystem

By | Jan 6, 2015 at 7:00 am

A few years ago the dev world kept to itself. It was shrouded by a veil of code that only fellow developers were able to penetrate to the impressive fortress known only to the select few. If you could not understand the language, then…

Dev & Design

4 Reasons You Can’t Find a Tech Cofounder

By | Dec 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

In “How to Start a Startup without Ruining Your Life,” startup advisor Rik Lomas provides his how-to guide to starting up for new founders. He goes over everything from naming and design to team-building and fundraising to sales, marketing, and more. But one of the…

Business

How Your Company’s Survival Could Depend on Your UX Designer

By | Nov 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm

By their very nature, startups are lean – short on the resources, it is not at all uncommon, for example, that any one person at a startup take on several different roles and perform varying tasks. And, while there are certainly shortcomings to having people…

Business

Here are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

This past summer, we looked at a ranking of the of top programming languages by growth, popularity, and job demand. Those rankings – compiled by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum found that Java, C, C++, Python, and C# are the…

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Enroll in a Design Bootcamp So You Don’t End Up Like Airbnb

By | Nov 19, 2014 at 9:12 am

When Airbnb unveiled their new logo in July, they proudly announced the creation of the Bélo, a symbol that miraculously combines a heart, the letter A, a location pin, and someone reaching out to hug you. The universal symbol of belonging. The Internet did…

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How TechShop DC-Arlington Enabled a High School Senior to Start a Business

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current…

Business

TechShop DC-Arlington is a Great Resource for Veterans

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current…

Business

5 Reasons to Launch Your Gaming App in Latin America

By | Nov 14, 2014 at 7:00 am

Gaming is leading in the three most important consumer usage behaviors on mobile devices: reach, engagement, and monetization. More people have mobile phones, people are spending longer time on their phones, and spending money on mobile games. “We’ve moved from million-dollar games to billion-dollar…

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Top 4 Reasons to Switch to a Treadmill or Standing Desk

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 18, Tech Cocktail is holding TechShop’s DC Maker Event: Learn How to Build & Launch a Hardware Product Company where attendees can learn about the Maker Movement, explore TechShop DC-Arlington‘s various tools and resources, and speak with industry experts and current…

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Here’s a 10-Step Checklist to Build & Market a Successful App [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Oct 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Nowadays, everyone and their mom is building some kind of application. Or, at least, it seems that way. In reality, building an app is a lengthy process, that requires more than just the actual ability to create one. Even if one is personally technically capable…

Business

Rokk3r Labs: Investing in the Entrepreneur, Not the Idea

By | Oct 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

One way to get your startup off the ground is to leverage the mentorship and investor relationship opportunities of a startup incubator and accelerator. But that is not the ONLY way to do so, and many times it’s not the best alternative for the…

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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…

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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…

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