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Sure, we love to geek out over technology and design. But it's all for a bigger purpose - boosting your business. Through development, design and business categories here on our blog - we break down our best practices, what to look for when it comes to software development, and how you can in fact, leverage technology.

10/23/13

They Should Call It GetCamp!

Tis the season to be giving. At least that’s what about a hundred of my fellow IT professionals, their families and I were doing this weekend at the Southwest Ohio GiveCamp (SWOGC). GiveCamps have been happening around the country since 2008. Gaslight founding member, Ed Sumerfield organized the first Cincinnati...

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10/21/13

Creating Awesome New Developers: Dev Bootcamp Visit

Last week, Chris and I visited Dev Bootcamp in Chicago. We talked with Dave Hoover and our old friend (and inaugural QCMerge speaker) Jen Myers. Dave’s Twitter bio does a great job summing up the person I met: “Latent human potential pisses me off.” You can tell he’s driven to...

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10/16/13

The Intersection of Design and Development

Since I’ve been in the business of making things for people, I’ve always thought there was a clear distinction between designers and developers. They dress different and concentrate on different things. How can lines of code be the same as a logo? After attending Brooklyn Beta I opened my eyes....

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10/14/13

Brooklyn Beta Breaks Wide Open

2013 was a pivotal year for the [Brooklyn Beta] (https://brooklynbeta.org) conference. It’s the web conference that defies us all to “Make Something You Love”. It was fourth year for the conference, in which word of mouth had driven an unprecedented demand for access. The organizers faced a real dilemma this...

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10/09/13

How to Create a Configurable AngularJS Directive

In our CampNG class, we have a section on adding validations and error messages. Having to add a span for each possible validation error is pretty tedious, so I thought I’d have a go at writing a directive to do it. One thing that was interesting about building it was...

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10/04/13

MidPoint Does not Disappoint

Cincinnati is a respectable indie rock town. We’ve kind of had a re-surge recently with this Summer’s Bunbury Festival and last weekend’s 2013 MidPoint Music Fest. The beautiful thing about MidPoint is is this feeling of shared discovery. Nobody knows hardly anything about 95% of these bands, the whole event...

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