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Facebook/Parse Mobile Hackathon

November 14, 2013

My team’s app “HiveHere” won third place at the Facebook/Parse Mobile Dev Day Hackathon. Wooohoooo!!! HiveHere is an app that uses Bluetooth Low-energy to automatically match persons with similar interests at a conference.

SVCC Talk: Real-world AngularJS

October 6, 2013

My Silicon Valley Code Camp 2013 talk was “Real-world AngularJS.” Here is the session abstract: AngularJS is an Open Source Javascript framework from Google that makes it very easy to develop beautiful, functional web apps with minimal code using MVW (Model-View-Whatever) architecture. In this session, I’ll work through building a real-world application that leverages AngularJS Read More

Druid Toolkit for DotNetNuke Released

January 23, 2012

After many months of work, I am glad to release the first (beta) version of the HyperCrunch Druid Toolkit for DotNetNuke. It’s free, Open Source and cool (at least I think so). Hope you’ll agree. Check it out at http://druid.hypercrunch.com  

RIP Mr. Insanely Great

October 5, 2011

Today was a day of profound sadness for me. The news of Steve Jobs’ passing hit me hard. No single person has inspired my life more than Jobs. I can’t say anything about his incredible vision, charisma and achievements that hasn’t already been said. But I can say this…I will continue to follow his advice Read More

Subway Map Visualization jQuery Plugin

October 8, 2010

I have always been fascinated by the visual clarity of the London Underground map. Given the number of cities that have adopted this mapping approach for their own subway systems, clearly this is a popular opinion. At a conference some years back, I saw a poster for the Yahoo! Developer Services. They had taken the Read More

Day of DotNetNuke Chicago Keynote

October 2, 2010

My keynote address at the Day of DotNetNuke conference in Chicago today was community-focused. Download the PDF version of the presentation here: Day of DNN Chicago Keynote.pdf (10.2 MB) Download the PPTX version of the presentation here: Day of DNN Chicago Keynote.pptx (162.8 MB — includes embedded videos) Here’s the DotNetNuke Ecosystem Interactive Map I Read More

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