Hackathon Theme (Hackathon Edventures Series)

It is very likely that your hackathon will have a theme. Very early in the planning process you will want to think about what the theme will be. It’s possible that the theme will tie into your hackathon goals. You should use the theme to guide developers to create the kinds of solutions you want…

Hackathon Goals (Hackathon Edventures Series)

What do you want or need to get out of a hackathon? Defining your goals in the beginning will help inform your decision-making later on the planning process. Additionally, thinking about the overall goals will help you determine if a hackathon is the right action for you to take. It’s possible that a tech talk,…

New Blog Series: Hackathon Edventures

Hi there, I’m Ed. I want to take a quick post to introduce myself and talk a new blog series that I’ll be posting here. This post is meant to give you some insight into my background and influences to help explain some assumptions I’ve made (intentionally or unintentionally) throughout this series. I have been…

What I Learned in November

This November, I participated in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo or NaNo for short. NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization whose purpose is: National Novel Writing Month believes in the transformational power of creativity. We provide the structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds—on and off…

How Do I Come Back?

Cristina Gottardi I always struggle with coming back to things. How do I come back to this blog 5 years later? This blog was built on technologies that might not exist or be exciting anymore. As I’ve moved forward in my career, I’ve moved away from creating and building technology to talking about and enabling…

Life Direction

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything here and recently I’ve felt that should change. This post definitely differs from what I usually blog about since it will dip into my personal life and career. I’ve also been thinking about the direction for this space…which I can do, because it’s mine. 🙂 (Also, I’m working…

Windows Store Resources

Here is a really useful collection of resources for Windows 8 developers that have to do with the logistics of getting into the Windows Store. Big thanks to Chris Bowen (@chrisbowen) for making sure this information came across my inbox! Developer registration Opening a developer account: This topic explains the steps to open a Windows…

How to use the Google Maps API on Windows 8

*Note: This is an older post that I haven’t kept updated with formatting for code samples. So, sorry. I think you’ll be able to figure it out though. I believe in you!* Something that hasn’t been very well documented yet is how to implement the Google Maps API with Windows 8. There are lots of…

Windows AzureConf

On November 14, 2012, Microsoft will be hosting Windows AzureConf, a free event for the Windows Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Windows Azure community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to see how…

iOS –> Winodws 8 Dev Resources

Windows 8 is a completely reimagined Windows. You can code once and have a great app experience that scales across devices from tablets to all-in-one PCs, from 10″ to 27″ screen sizes. The new Windows Store provides flexibility for selling your app and higher profit potential than the Apple App Store – with an 80%…