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New York Times Hack Day 2012 Review

By Intridea on December 12, 2012

The New York Times Hack Day event this past weekend was incredible fun and a great success. We had an amazing time participating at the New York Times Science Fair last month, and were really honored to be invited back

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NY Times Hack Day 2012

By Intridea on December 6, 2012

Looks like we can’t get enough of the New York Times. After a spectacular day at the New York Times Open Source Science Fair last month, we’re headed...

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Random Hacks of Kindness

By Serign Jobe on December 5, 2012

This past weekend I participated in Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) hosted by the OpenGov Hub in DC. I was extra excited this time around because RHoK was being held alongside the first ever Sanitation Hackathon, an event that tries to find technological solutions to some of the very serious sanitation problems around the world.

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Building Modular, Scalable Web Apps? Of CORS!

By Michael Bleigh on November 12, 2012

Last weekend I had the opportunity to speak at RubyConf 2012 about a topic that is very exciting to me: Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS). CORS allows for true cross-domain AJAX in the browser which, while simple in concept, is powerful in potential.

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Smashing Conf in Review

By Chris Tate on September 25, 2012

Given this is my first European conference, it's challenging not to be overwhelmed by the rush brought on by being in an incredibly beautiful city like Freiburg. Cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, Schnitzel, Spaetzle, copious amounts beer and rich regional food make this tiny town easy to love and grow attached to.

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The Tablet Frontier: MoDevTablet

By Anthony Nyström on September 4, 2012

Last April we sponsored the first MoDevUX event in Washington DC and helped facilitate some important conversations about user experience design and application development with hundreds of industry experts. We had the opportunity to take the stage to share some of our insight gained from developing beautiful, modern mobile applications over...

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Rails + Girls = A Better Rails Community

By Renae Bair on August 24, 2012

The Rails community has had its share of misogynistic controversy over the last several years. Dominated by male programmers (recent statistics suggest 94% of employed Rails programmers are male), the inroads to professional Rails development for females are not exactly accessible or welcoming. Of course, it's not just the Rails community...

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Smashing Conf + Intridea

By Jürgen Altziebler on August 16, 2012

We’re excited to announce our involvement and sponsorship of Smashing Conference, taking place in beautiful Freiburg, Germany September 17-19th. This event brings together web designers and developers for three days of intense workshops and engaging presentations from design experts around the world. We’re sponsoring the sold-out event and...

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Vermont, Meet Ruby. Ruby, Meet Vermont.

By Pete Jackson on July 18, 2012

I'll be spending the last weekend of July with passionate Ruby developers and pioneers in Burlington, Vermont - a small but charming city situated on the eastern shore of sparking Lake Champlain, and the perfect spot for Vermont's first Ruby conference. Though this is a much anticipated retreat from the commotion of New York City (which...

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Google I/O - Afterthoughts

By Anthony Nyström on July 17, 2012

I arrived at Moscone Center on Wednesday the 29th to a mob of people making their way towards registration. When I finally made it to a registration table I got my badge and was off to the races. I wandered around for a bit with the crowd until the keynote started upstairs an hour later. I was really looking forward to this, so I headed up to...

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A Day of Foster.ly

By Intridea on May 1, 2012

Have a great idea? Do you daydream about founding a startup? Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit but don't know how to kickstart your vision? Then join us on May 12th at the Artisphere in Arlington, Va for "A Day of Foster.ly" - an engaging event led by DC, Maryland and Virginia entrepreneurs, designed to empower startups,...

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RubyNation, Take 3!

By Intridea on March 20, 2012

After kicking off the month of March in Austin at SXSW with Patti and Bobby and then at MountainWest RubyConf with Ted for some UXDD goodness, we're heading to, well... our backyard. That's right, we're supporting RubyNation for the third year in a row, and this time Pete Jackson will be presenting "Geospace your Rails...

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Goin' West - Ted O'Meara at MWRC

By Intridea on March 14, 2012

Ted O'Meara departs today for Salt Lake City, Utah where he'll spend the next few days immersed in the ever-evolving community of Ruby and Ruby on Rails developers. He's headed for destination: MountainWest RubyConf. Ted came to Intridea two years ago as a designer and in just a short time he's proven to be a dextrous and...

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Intridea at SXSW

By Intridea on March 5, 2012

SXSW kicks off this week, and you'll find Intrideans Patti and Bobby in Austin for the tech event of the year!

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What's the Real Future of Web and Mobile Design?

By Ted O'Meara on November 17, 2011

Rails. No, really. The future of web and mobile design is in Rails, Sinatra, Django, and other RESTful web frameworks that can be used to leverage design power across multiple platforms, making it easier and faster (translate: more economical) to design for web, mobile and desktop. Our UI/UX team was stationed up in NYC for the Future of Web...

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Intrideans Headed to Shanghai for RubyConfChina 2011

By Intridea on November 7, 2011

November is shaping up to be one of our busiest months for events. This week our design team is in NYC for The Future of Web Design; Ted O'Meara will be in Baltimore next weekend to support Education Hack Day; Michael Bleigh just landed in NYC after presenting at Ruby Midwest, and he, along with all the Senior Partners, will be jetting off to...

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Michael Bleigh on Rails 3 at Ruby Midwest

By Intridea on November 2, 2011

Intridea Partner and open source crusader, Michael Bleigh, will be back in his hometown of Kansas City this week, presenting "Rails is the new Rails" at Ruby Midwest. The sweeping changes brought on by Rails 3 and 3.1 haven’t just made our existing development patterns easier, they have opened up the ability for us to build new patterns that...

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Education Hack Day - Applications for Education

By Intridea on October 20, 2011

This November, a crowd of pioneering programmers will gather at Digital Harbor High School in Baltimore to create applications that provide solutions to teachers, students and schools. The American Education system is a large, complex structure. It is often targeted as a system that desperately needs improvement, yet its proportion makes is...

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Supporting a Bright Future in Design at FOWD

By Intridea on October 10, 2011

In just a few weeks, our design team, led by Jurgen Altziebler, our Managing Director of UX, will descend upon Manhattan for three days of intelligent discourse on the future of web (and mobile) design at this year's highly anticipated Future of Web Design (FOWD) event. This year we are sponsoring this remarkable event which brings over 500...

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MobileUXCamp Debriefing

By Jürgen Altziebler on September 29, 2011

Earlier this month we brought our expertise in mobile development and design to MobileUXCamp in DC. As we facilitated discussions throughout the day we were able to interact with motivated, creative mobile enthusiasts. We talked about how mobile design standards have influenced web design; we talked about our UX process, and we even delved into...

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Betascape Debriefing - Art Meets Tech

By Intridea on September 27, 2011

Several of our designers and developers spent this past weekend attending sessions on art and technology and talking to people about Intridea's methods at Betascape. The event pulled together artists and technologists from various industries and demonstrated what is happening on the bleeding edge of that intersection - from robotics to personal...

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Betascape - Where Art and Technology Meet

By Intridea on September 20, 2011

This weekend we'll be supporting the innovation that happens when artists and technologists collide, through our sponsorship of Betascape 2011. Last weekend, we sponsored and presented at MobileUXCamp in DC to discuss the ways in which mobile devices are reshaping our interactions with the web. This weekend we'll be in Baltimore, supporting...

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Democratized Data and the Missing Interface

By Intridea on September 15, 2011

Inspired by their recent trip to the Wolfram Data Summit, Marc Garrett and Jurgen Altziebler share their thoughts on big data and the missing component. The Wolfram Data Summit is an invitation-only gathering in Washington, DC which brings together the leaders of the world's largest data repositories. Professors, Chief Privacy Officers,...

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Intrideans Gather on the Chesapeake

By Intridea on September 15, 2011

If you follow us on Twitter you probably know by now that a significant group of Intrideans gathered together in Maryland over the weekend for an Intridea Retreat on the Chesapeake Bay. Despite being a distributed team of Rails developers and designers, most of us do see each other throughout the year as we travel to conferences, give trainings,...

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Intridea Supports Startups at Annual Social Matchbox Event

By Intridea on September 13, 2011

Thursday night you'll find Intridea at the annual Social Matchbox Startup Launch Event. We're joining an impressive lineup of companies to support this grand event put on by DC-area Startup Founders, Investors and Leaders that helps startups gain exposure by providing access to prominent journalists and investors while providing a competitive...

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One Time, At RailsCamp

By Renae Bair on September 7, 2011

Last month Intridea sponsored RailsCamp New England - a Rails retreat in the western mountains of Maine. Adam and I attended the event for the second time (this was the fourth U.S. Rails Camp, and the second one in Maine) along with 38 other Ruby and Rails developers. On a rainy Friday evening we all settled in the cozy Maine house for a long...

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Intridea Supports Mobile Development Education At Mobile UX Camp

By Jürgen Altziebler on August 30, 2011

This year we're proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Mobile UX Camp DC, a mobile technology themed BarCamp. The event is supported by other leading technology companies and will be attended by mobile application developers, content writers and marketers, and others that want to gain an understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in the mobile...

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.NET Meets Geospatial Rails at MADExpo

By Pete Jackson on July 11, 2011

Last week, I packed my bags and headed for Norfolk, VA to speak at the Mid-Atlantic Developers Expo. I've spent the better part of the past year traveling the country, speaking about Geospatial Programming using Ruby and Rails. As a long-time lover of maps, the topic has been a joy to introduce to the community of Ruby developers, at both small...

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MongoDC Recap

By Jeremy McAnally on November 30, 2010

10gen, the purveyors of everyone's favorite document-oriented database MongoDB, recently held a gathering of developers, sysadmins, devops, and other parties interested in MongoDB in D.C. appropriately named MongoDC. I was fortunate enough to be asked to speak on how we use MongoDB here at Intridea, so I delivered a little treatise on one...

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