Dan Blair - Addicted To Technology

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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JavaScript Quirks

JavaScript is one of THOSE languages.. The ones where you’re both cool for using it and cool for not using it. I actually like it, although I am looking more into TypeScript lately. I do personally believe that everythign will move closer and closer to being all JavaScript all the time.

I’ve been working with JavaScript for a while and have been using it for different kinds of applications like mobile with Cordova and with frameworks like AngularJS. JavaScript is one of those languages which hurts your head sometimes. It has a lot of quirks, lets mess around with them.

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Innovation Alley PodCast Building An MVP

Innovation Alley PodCast Building An MVP

In this episode we talk about building a minimum viable product and how I have tried to do that with PanoPla.

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PanoPla Pitch – Pitch Day

PanoPla Pitch – Pitch Day

PanoPla is a new technology start-up located on innovation alley. The focus of the company is to help businesses, realtors, schools, and users to build and share their own virtual tours and VR content. PanoPla was developed locally by talented developers and is growing it’s user base over 34 countries in just 5 months.

The tool makes it easy for anybody to take a virtual field trip, travel the world, show a home, or go to Mars.

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Ramp Up Weekend 8

This past weekend was the 8th Ramp up Weekend, presented by Innovate Manitoba. If you are not familiar with Ramp up then you should be. The weekend is 55 hours to build an MVP and start a company. We have competed in the past and actually started a product out of the weekend.

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Starting Your Maker Space

We have been lucky enough to attend numerous events here in Winnipeg, Manitoba about bringing technology into the class room and to show educators what kind of tools we are using to innovate right now. We have decided to build a simple guide for schools who want to find the resources needed to do so.

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Being A Little Agile

Being A Little Agile

It has been a while since I wrote starting up, I have been busy with my business (which is a good thing). When I started Bit Space Development I set out to learn. If I was going to start a business and fail, I would have learned about failing. If I built something that was sucessfull I would have learned how to succeed. What I didn’t anticipate was how much I would learn in such a short amount of time.

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Learning Banana Pi

Learning Banana Pi

Using Banana Pi, learn how to install and build basic projects from start to end
Learn all the fundamentals and uses of Banana Pi to build projects in a short amount of time
A step-by-step practical guide that teaches you how to get up and start running with Banana Pi to start working on your own projects

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RKM MK12

The Rikomagic MK12 arrived yesterday morning. I like these devices, Rikomagic has made some interesting stuff in the past like the MK802. This device is like a tiny PC with some pretty good specs. It runs Android and is ready for your TV.

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Starting Up

Starting Up

I gave another awkward speech to students at Red River College recently. This might not be awkward to most people but I’m not used to it. The topic was jumping off a cliff or doing what I did and jumping off a shit load of small hills.

The talk was for entrepreneurship students in the Business Information Technology program at RRC and is about building your network of mentors, gaining support and taking a leap of faith.

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