January 22, 2014
I'm trying to become more involved in the software development community in Dayton; I like what I've heard about IgniteTech and I want to be involved.
Right now, I'm working (with some other folks) on bringing a Startup Weekend event to Dayton. We are still trying to nail down a venue and get community buy-in.
I've been a software developer for more than eight years. For most of the time, I've been interested in software startups, but it always seemed to be something for someone somewhere else. That changed in November 2013, when, on a whim, I went to a Startup Weekend event in Columbus. Then it really clicked that software entrepreneurship isn't a 'somewhere else' sort of problem. Since then, I've been trying to become more involved in the local development community. My interests are pretty wide ranging; I love education and community-building, and I've got a bit of experience and interest in geospatial data. The amateur game designer in me loves simple, turn based mobile games that aren't just grindfests and in-app purchases.
I haven't the slightest idea how to answer this.
My kids, dialogue by Aaron Sorkin, sitcoms without laugh tracks.
I am a father, software engineer, startup enthusiast, and amateur brewer looking to connect with the software development community in Dayton.
Great, as always. Love the diverse types of events that Ignite Tech is doing now!