Boulder BlockChain

Boulder BlockChain

One of my favorite events during Boulder Startup Week was “Cryptocurrencies: the Race to the Next Major Protocols (FTP->HTTP->HTTPS->????)”. A few attendees emailed me afterwards and asked if there was a decent Blockchain meetup in Boulder.  There isn’t, so I put one together.  Want to join?  Details are below.   https://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Blockchain/events/240060646/ Read the article >>

Fabulous Yellow Roman Candles

Fabulous Yellow Roman Candles

I’ve always loved this quote from Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road”: The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight Read the article >>

Boulder Startup Week 2017: Call for Speakers

Boulder Startup Week 2017: Call for Speakers

I’m putting together some events centered around – machine learning – vr/ar – cryptocurrency – leadership / management of engineers – other ‘future of tech’ kinds of topics for Boulder Startup Week 2017 ( May 15 – 19 ). If you <3 community and are doing something interesting in the above areas, please let me know.

Colorado is Beautiful — Timelapse

Colorado is Beautiful — Timelapse

One of my favorite things to do with my SLR since I moved to Colorado is to take timelapses.  Something about watching time pass quickly changes the way I think about the world. I just assembled some of the timelapses I’ve taken over the last year, and this is what came out.  There’s some beautiful stuff in it.  I recommend viewing in full screen.  Check it out:   Read the article >>

StartupCTO.io Feedback

StartupCTO.io Feedback

We’re doing some 2017 planning for StartupCTO.io and would very much like to drive our roadmap based upon listeners’ feedback.   Have you listened to the show?  If so, can you spare 2 minutes to fill out a quick survey about the podcast?  Click here. Read the article >>

Heaven is purpose principle and people

Heaven is purpose principle and people

Short post today.  I’ve been reading The Birth of The Chaordic Age this month.  This quote very concisely sums up the author’s leadership style: Heaven is purpose, principle, and people Purgatory is paper and procedure Hell is rules and regulation   Read the article >>

Side Project Roundup 2016

Side Project Roundup 2016

2016 was a banner year to build software.  Here’s a roundup of some of the fun I had this year: Chatbots https://owocki.com/slack-gamebot/ https://owocki.com/slack-emojibot/ Community https://owocki.com/boulder-startup-week-2016/ Cryptocurrency https://owocki.com/noble-adblocker/ https://owocki.com/adblock-to-bitcoin-native-wordpress-plugin-available/ Machine Learning https://owocki.com/pytrader-cryptocurrency-trading-robot/ Management Read the article >>

Weekend Project: Transcri.pt

Weekend Project: Transcri.pt

One of my frustrations with podcasting at StartupCTO.io has been the lack of any easy-to-use, affordable, transcription tools.    It costs $1/ minute to transcribe audio to text. So I built something better.  Today I am launching transcri.pt – A tool that does transcription of text much cheaper than anyone else can.  The output is pretty good I think. Head on over to transcri.pt and Read the article >>

Side Project Report: Wild Game Hunter VR

Side Project Report: Wild Game Hunter VR

Just in case you thought I went full on Patchouli Boulder Hippy when I announced the MeditationVR game a few weeks ago; I have a *new game* launching today to show off. And it’s almost the opposite thematically from the first one! It’s called “Wild Game Hunter VR”, and it’s kind of like those Hunting games you can play in bars (but its in 360 degrees and you can teleport, so it’s better). There Read the article >>