Monthly Archives: February 2014

ZipClips – Social Video!

A new product takes form at Hack Reactor

It will be a little while before I can share the details but I am working on a project for iOS and Android.  All I can say now is that it is in the “social video” space.  This is an idea that I have been kicking around for several years and it has been great to start working on it in earnest.  I’ve had the opportunity to work with some great engineers and have gotten really valuable direction and feedback from the Hack Reactor staff.  We will start some user testing soon.  It’s a very exciting time!

Passing the Half Way Point at Hack Reactor

A new cohort starts on Monday at Hack Reactor and my group moves up as “Seniors”.

This is an exciting period as we now have the time to sink into longer independent projects.  I formed a development team with three others to work on a social video app that I first conceived several years ago and have been looking forward to build.  Our tech stack is: MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node and we are using Cordova to develop for both iOS and Android.  We will have an MVP ready by next week!

MongoDB, D3, and Node Oh My!

One month in at Hack Reactor and the hits keep coming!

Being surrounded by an extremely bright set of peers and instructors for twelve (and sometimes more) hours a day helps maintain the energy level as we explore a wide range of web technologies together.  What I feared might be an exhausting pace has turned out to be quite invigorating.  Every two days I’ve partnered with a different member from my cohort of 32 to work on short sprints to develop both client and server side apps.  Today we sat in on the “senior” class demo rehearsals and it was truly inspiring.  They produced some amazing work over the past several weeks ranging from browser based 3D games to big data visualizations.  My notebook of ideas for development projects keeps growing and will likely keep me busy for some time to come!