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Gitcoin: Push Open Source Repos Forward

Gitcoin: Push Open Source Repos Forward

Being steeped in the Boulder  startup community, I've seen how much value is provided in open source software, and also how little compensation is given to open source developers without a Corporate sponsor.  I've seen issues that die because of lack of ownership, seen developers quit projects because they are treated poorly, and seen plenty of half finished projects left to the dustbin of internet Read the article >>
Be there first.

Be there first.

Those who know me through work in the Boulder Community know that I run the Boulder Startup Week Future of Tech Track -- which consists of events on Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Machine Learning, Security, and Blockchain. It's become a running joke amongst friends in the tech community that the theme of the track is really "Things Kevin likes".  While I don't dispute that the subthemes of the Read the article >>
StartupCTO.io Job Board

StartupCTO.io Job Board

One of the things that we set out to solve when Miles Matthias and I launched StartupCTO.io podcast was reducing the barrier to entry to becoming an engineering leader.  While the podcast solves, in part, the mentorship part of that equation, there was still a lack of availability of information on leadership positions.  A Job Board was a natural next step for us, and I'm happy to say that we Read the article >>
Side Project Report: Learn Meditation in VR

Side Project Report: Learn Meditation in VR

Today I am launching a side project designed to make meditation easier with VR. SkillMaster VR -- Learn Meditation is the first meditation app that allows you to learn meditation in VR by visualizing your breath in real time. It’s a Virtual Reality experience built specifically to help you meditate by using your game controller to track your breath. Super excited to bring this live in time Read the article >>
`du` for AWS S3

`du` for AWS S3

I built and open sourced a tool called s3_disk_util last week.  It's meant to help cleanup disk space on your AWS bucket.  Its very similar to the linux command `du`, but for s3. Here's how it works: kevinowocki@local /Users/kevinowocki/Desktop/s3_disk_utils~ % python3 du.py --depth=1 --bucket=BUCKETNAME BUCKETNAME (Cloudwatch bucket size estimate: 22.7GiB) / : 22.7GiB - DIR1/ : 22.6GiB Read the article >>
Slack EmojiBot

Slack EmojiBot

Couldn't sleep last night, so I started futzing with an experiment I've been noodling on.  It's called Slack EmojiBot and I built it last night. It's a bot that adds custom emojis your slack team; inline in Slack. 🤔👌 No more putzing around in your web browser. Supports all of the below inline in slack. 👇 Searching google images. 📷 Uploading images to slack's (IMHO hard Read the article >>
Boulder Startup Week 2016

Boulder Startup Week 2016

Boulder Startup Week wrapped up a couple weeks ago. Boy, what a week! These were some of my favorite events. How to CTO The format of this event was 3-4 local CTOs interviewed by Miles Matthias. It was great to hear what some of the up & coming engineering leaders in Boulder are doing.  Audio of these talks will be posted on Exec Podcast. Building Virtual Reality From Boulder Startup Read the article >>
Oculus Rift cv1 First Thoughts

Oculus Rift cv1 First Thoughts

At CES this year, I stumbled into getting an Oculus Rift cv1 (Consumer Version 1) demo.  I had heard that the quickest way to turn a VR skeptic into a VR believer is a demo.  Turns out I was no different. The Demo Two things that carried the demo: Presence - The device really tricks your brain into thinking you are in the virtual environment.  I think that this is a combination of the Read the article >>
Why Open Source a High Frequency Trader?

Why Open Source a High Frequency Trader?

I built a cryptocurrency trading framework in January, and open sourced it as 'pytrader' 2 weeks ago.  Among the wave of interest, there were a handful of cynics: npx writes, on HN: I can't imagine why anyone would actually want to release a profitable trader. Isn't this kind of a tautologically dumb thing to do? .. I just can't see any motivation to make it profitable and then issue a pull Read the article >>
pytrader: cryptocurrency trading robot

pytrader: cryptocurrency trading robot

I've been working on a side project called pytrader for the last several months.   pytrader is a cryptocurrency trading robot programmed to work on the poloniex cryptocurrency trading platform.  This was a good means of getting some experience with machine learning, quantitative finance, and of course hopefully making some profit. Turns out, I built a system that is able to predict price movements Read the article >>