A nonprofit based in Denton Texas, we support the tech / startup community through workshops & meetups to grow the community and density in creative / tech talent. We interview local tech leaders in Denton to help tell the story of our creative culture and amazing tech talent here in North Texas.
Aug. 12, 2017
On this episode we invited Josh Berthume back to conduct another interview with one of our hosts – this time Kyle Taylor. We learn all about Kyle including his creation story which took him from small Texas town to the go-to person for Denton tech.
Condiment King: http://villains.wikia.com/wiki/Condiment_King
Calendar Man: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_Man
Totally Awesome Hulk: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadeus_Cho
How to reach Kyle:
Google "Kyle Taylor"
June 26, 2017
Abdulrahman Habib, or known around TechMill as just Habib, is a Ph.D. student and graduate teacher at the University of North Texas College of Information. We first met Habib during our Open Coffee Club meetups, and he started becoming a regular at all our TechMill events.
Habib has been working with the City of Denton as a consultant for a few months now, researching processes and mechanisms of how to help transform our city into a smart city (and what it means for citizens).
June 1, 2017
Daniel Abasolo, a founding TechMill board member, is more than just a lawyer - he's a space lawyer. And no, he doesn't represent who owns the moon, but he can tell you what you need to do to get a chunk of metal into space. Daniel is no stranger to community involvement, an experienced lawyer in family and business law, and has been helping startups get off the ground in Denton for the past few years.
Miles City, Montana: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_City,_Montana
Changelog Podcast Episode about SQLite: https://changelog.com/podcast/201
SAFE Financing Documents: http://www.ycombinator.com/documents/
Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding: https://www.ssb.texas.gov/texas-securities-act-board-rules/texas-intrastate-crowdfunding
How to reach Daniel:
At SpringerLyle: https://springer-lyle.com/contact-us/
May 19, 2017
Marshall Culpepper, CEO of KubOS, has been involved in open source since before most of us we're in, uh... college, probably. Learning to program at a young age, we didn't have that much time on the podcast so go find another show he was on and listen to it there.
This week we talk about the final frontier, how Marshall plans to conquer it through metal cubes, making money on free software, and how you can turn a toaster into a sky laser.
KubOS RT: https://github.com/kubostech/kubos/tree/master/kubos-rt
KubOS Linux Build: https://github.com/kubostech/kubos-linux-build
Buy parts for your own cubesat: https://www.cubesatshop.com
How to reach Marshall
May 3, 2017
Juli James never thought playing 80 hours of Zelda would turn into a bullet point on her resume. With a background in journalism, Juli treaded a decision to either focus on her journalism career or going into academics. Of course, then her and her colleagues received a grant to develop a game engine for journalists while moving to Texas which they eventually turned into a new company, Playable Media. Juli is also a big advocate to support and empower women in technology by leading the local Denton chapter for Women Who Code through regular workshops and meetups.
We talk to Juli about all things journalism, game design, education, and how the heck you even build a game engine this week on the TechMill Podcast.
Playable Media Story Builder: http://playablemedia.org
News Games Book: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/newsgames
Women Who Code: https://www.womenwhocode.com
Startup Weekend for Designers: http://www.techstars.com/content/community/the-designers-guide-to-startup-weekend/
Instagram: @ wakeuplaughing
April 24, 2017
Step Aument said he was never going back to into software, until he did, then didn't, then somehow ended up back here again. We talk with Step about his love affection with Denton, and his battered relationship with Java, and how Ruby helped mend his broken heart. Step is the CTO of Ready Rosie, a local education startup in Denton, and is also a big proponent of remote culture done right.
March 14, 2017
After hosting our own event for International Open Data Day (March 4, 2017) with the City of Denton and the University of North Texas Libraries, we brought on some of our expert friends to talk about the role of open data, how we can use it for municipal good, and what a smart city looks like.
A list of our guests this episode include:
- Jesse Hamner, data scientist and librarian
- Kevin Roden, city councilman and Code for America advocate
- Abdulrahman Habib, Ph.D. student and city consultant
- Jacob Scott Moses, former host of the Parksify podcast and urban living advocate
Code for America - https://www.codeforamerica.org
Open Denton - https://www.opendenton.com
Github - https://github.com/opendenton
OpenGov - https://opengov.com/blog/denton-tx-open-data-day
City of Denton Portal - http://data.cityofdenton.com
March 7, 2017
This week on the TechMill Podcast, we interviewed our own co-host, David Brunow, with the help of our good friend from Swash Labs, Josh Berthume.
David's story is one of struggles and triumphs from a naive teenager to an experienced software consultant and entrepreneur. Over years of acquiring knowledge and skills, David tells us how he landed the job of his dreams - the one he created himself.
Feb. 14, 2017
When you're starting a company, you don't always know what you are or what you need. Are you a startup planning to raise capital and looking for an exit? Or are you a small business that's developing a workforce for a long game scenario. In this episode, we talk about the difference between the two, and how communities can provide resources to support both types of companies.
Jan. 25, 2017
Heather Steele is the owner and Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Steele Solutions, a marketing and development agency right here in Denton. We talked about her journey from starting off as a technical writer and transitioning into marketing, starting her own agency, and talking how being genuine with your clients pays off.
Contact Heather by:
Contact Forms on https://bluesteelesolutions.com
James Herriot: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Herriot