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Going Hybrid With Ionic

Going Hybrid With Ionic

At Priairie Dev Con 2016 I was given the opportunity to talk about Ionic Framework and some of the benefits of working with Hybrid apps. You can find the demo code on my GitHub and the slides below.

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Prairie Dev Don 2016 – Introduction to Laravel

Prairie Dev Don 2016 – Introduction to Laravel

I had the opportunity to speak at Prairie Dev Con on the topic of Laravel. Despite my nervousness I was happy to see lots of my friends in attendance at the conference. I have embedded my slide deck here. The talk is intended as an introduction to frameworks and Laravel in general.

Overview In this session we will explore the benefits of the Laravel framework, how to get started, and how to build an efficient platform using this powerful PHP framework. We will look at the code behind a simple application written in Laravel and dissect some of the interesting components. By the end of this talk you will be ready to start exploring PHP and Laravel for yourself.
This is a pretty basic introduction to Laravel, if you have experience in the subject you may find it more beneficial to just jump in and start playing. Check out our Docker integration: https://github.com/atrauzzi/laravel- drydock

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Erin Brown and Dann Blair’s Wedding Social

Erin Brown and Dann Blair’s Wedding Social

Get ready and mark your calendars to celebrate Erin and Dann tying the knot. Its gonna be an amazing time!!

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Use Virtual Reality Marketing Today

Use Virtual Reality Marketing Today

Virtual Reality (VR) is a new medium. A lot of people think of Virtual Reality as the next big technology which is likely true, it is pretty mind blowing when you are standing on the surface of mars or you are floating through a vein into the heart. What a lot of people don’t realize is that VR is actually the next big medium, like television, smart phones, or radio. VR is a new way to interact with your customers and have your brand interacted with.

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Bit Space Development

Bit Space Development

This was a slide deck presented to a delegation to Winnipeg about our local Start Up community.

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Innovation Alley PodCast – Weekend Edition – TwoCane Crowdfunding Launch – Jan 30th, 2016

Innovation Alley PodCast – Weekend Edition – TwoCane Crowdfunding Launch – Jan 30th, 2016

David Bernhardt introduces us the TwoCane, an innovative cane that will easy mobility for tens of thousands of people across Canada.
We discuss the inventive process, the numerous awards they have received so far, the Dragon’s Den pitch process and what is was like to get a deal as well as introduce the crowdfunding campaign that has just launched.

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Being A Little Agile

Being A Little Agile

This is my talk about Agile scrum and project management from Code Camp Winnipeg 2016. This talk was given at Red River College and was intended to show developers and project managers about Scrum and how useful it is for organizing a team.

Scrum is an iterative and incremental agile software development framework for managing product development. It defines “a flexible, holistic product development strategy where a development team works as a unit to reach a common goal”, challenges assumptions of the “traditional, sequential approach” to product development, and enables teams to self-organize by encouraging physical co-location or close online collaboration of all team members, as well as daily face-to-face communication among all team members and disciplines in the project.

A key principle of scrum is its recognition that during production processes, the customers can change their minds about what they want and need (often called requirements volatility), and that unpredicted challenges cannot be easily addressed in a traditional predictive or planned manner. As such, scrum adopts an empirical approach—accepting that the problem cannot be fully understood or defined, focusing instead on maximizing the team’s ability to deliver quickly, to respond to emerging requirements and to adapt to evolving technologies and changes in market conditions.

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Innovation Alley PodCast – RRC Ace Project Space

Innovation Alley PodCast – RRC Ace Project Space

In this episode I talk about the ACE project space at Red River College. It is a new initiative bringing RRC closer to the startup community and getting students interested in working with or stating their own startup.

Red River College is inspiring young entrepreneurs and helping build the skills that will move Manitoba into the future.

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Innovation Alley Podcast: Validation With Consultica

Innovation Alley Podcast: Validation With Consultica

The latest episode of the Innovation Alley podcast is out. This time we talk about developing your product to scratch your own itch and idea validation. The guest is Luc Bohunicky from Consultica and you can listen to it here.

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Innovation Alley PodCast: Crowdfunding Fails

Innovation Alley PodCast: Crowdfunding Fails

In this episode Scott, Mike, Kerry, and I talk about crowd funding fails, scams, and the whole mentality of backing a kickstarter project.

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