Sunday, May 13, 2012

PonyRide and Beehive

Tired of your Pandora stations? Checkout Beehive Recording Company, a Detroit company who records local artists and releases two to three tracks of their music for free download on the Beehive site. The Detroit News' article is a pretty good rundown on the company and also mentions that they are currently working out of Ponyride, another cool project worth learning more about here and in the video below.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Develop Detroit

Mike and I met at a startup event in downtown Detroit. A chance run in that will start happening here more and more as the community of like minded professionals, technologists, and entrepreneurs continues to grow in the city. He told me he was creating a 12 week program to teach iPhone and iPad app development. I told him about my Code Academy experience. And then we started working together.

Over the course of a month or so I built the Develop Detroit website using WordPress, and we started to promote it last week. Help us spread the word!

Twitter: @devdet

Friday, May 04, 2012

Make Money as a Developer

This is a good article on how to start to make money as a developer. He says the number one problem is one of "personal branding." When you still feel like you're a newbie developer, learning on the fly, it's hard to muster up the courage to call yourself a developer. Get over it, he says. You're a developer. A new one, but certainly a developer.

Now start making money.

Thanks to Tom and Jin for the link and gif.