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Experiences with heart

Experiences with heart

I’ve heard from my business partner and director of UX many times that evoking positive emotion is part of a good user experience. Until today, I equated this mostly to a good design making me feel at home and comfortable using a software product. I thought...
Slow software: A double whammy to productivity

Slow software: A double whammy to productivity

It seems that in the past few years, advancements in programming languages and environments has once again led us down a road of waiting forever for things to happen. Just as I’ve seen compilation times for C++ code drastically reduced due to progress and...
Bad UI, Horrible UX

Bad UI, Horrible UX

The day started like many others had in the past. The alarm went off on my phone, and I rolled out of bed in a strange bedroom… …because I was in an Airbnb of course! This time I was on a business trip, volunteering and facilitating a 3 Day Startup event...
Software is People

Software is People

Our December Dinner and Code – “Software is people” event was a huge success! Professional developers, UX/UI designers, project managers, and devops gurus were on hand to talk about their day to day jobs, and give perspective into what it takes to...
Software Outsourcing 101

Software Outsourcing 101

What is Software Outsourcing?  Software outsourcing is when an organization hires an external individual, team, or firm to develop software. Normally, software design, development, testing, and implementation is done in-house by the organization’s employees. In...
Seven Reasons We Love Geekdom

Seven Reasons We Love Geekdom

Introduction to Geekdom Earlier I wrote about coworking in my post, “The Surprising Value of Coworking“. I briefly mentioned Geekdom there. And I thought: everyone should know how awesome this place is! In case you’re unfamiliar with San Antonio,...
What Makes Software Great?

What Makes Software Great?

Everyone wants superior software. Entire businesses are made out of a single program. Yet over half of all IT projects fail completely, and this is despite spending a lot of money to make the project work. When designing software, what should you look for? In my...
The Surprising Value of Coworking

The Surprising Value of Coworking

I make coffee at least once a day when I’m in the office. I speak with dozens of technology professionals – even competitors of mine -as I walk through the halls, ride the elevator, and get the mail. And even though I’m a CEO, I don’t own the...

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