Dan Blair

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image Reforging Reality – Virtual Reality TEDx Winnipeg

My topic was where did virtual reality come from and how is it affecting our local industries. At Bit Space Development we have a focus on building interactive virtual reality applications for education, training, and fun. We are working on plenty of client related projects that bring their ideas to life in VR in one way or another, we also have some awesome projects we are building ourselves. The video is finally up, you can watch my talk here.

image 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

image Windows XP Is Now Dead, You Should Try Ubuntu

It is official, Windows XP is finally dead. Windows XP was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and generally released for retail sale on October 25, 2001. The operating system was almost 13 years old. The good news is if you are developing for the web you don’t need to worry about Internet Explorer 6 any more because that died with XP. Microsoft would have you believe that they only way to go is to Windows 7 or maybe even Windows 8 if you are brave and Some will move over to a Mac. That is the case for a lot of the users out there but for some, you will be tempted to try an alternative OS that you have heard people talking about.