The TechMill Podcast

By TechMill Denton

About this podcast   English    United States

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.
23 episodes · since Sep, 2016
In this podcast
March 30, 2018
We sit down to talk with guests, Dr. Jesse Hamner and Abdulrahman Habib, to discuss how Open Denton is helping to address civic problems with technological solutions. Links! https://opendataday.org https://www.opendenton.com https://whatworkscities.bloomberg.org http://data.cityofdenton.com
Feb. 20, 2018
Kyle gets a new job. Dan has the same job. Every bug eventually becomes a feature. Dan logs into eBay for the first time in a while. Kyle describes his thought process when buying things online. An incomplete history of Angular with much hand-waving. Lots and lots of TechMill news! TechMill's website - https://techmill.co Find out meetups - https://www.meetup.com/TechmillDenton HackDenton.com - https://www.hackdenton.com Important Dates: February 24 - Denton Mini Maker Faire March 3 - Open Data Day March 8 - Meet & Mix @ Denton County Brewing Co. Upcoming Meetups: Machine Learning Coding Club - https://www.meetup.com/TechmillDenton/events/247993915 API's and IPA's LittleD.rb LittleDOCC
Dec. 28, 2017
This week we talked to two cofounders and board members (Jesse and Amanda Harlin) of Techlahoma, a Oklahoma based 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to advance Oklahoma's grassroots technology community. They organize 33 free monthly user groups and several annual conferences. Techlahoma - https://www.techlahoma.org Jesse Harlin - https://twitter.com/5imian Amanda Harlin - https://twitter.com/amandaharlin ThunderPlains conference - https://twitter.com/thunderplains OKC.js - https://twitter.com/okcjs StarSpace46 - https://www.starspace46.com
Dec. 8, 2017
This week we talked to freelance designer & Startup Weekend facilitator, Trey Steinhoff, who visited us in Denton all the way from his hometown of Tampa, Florida. As he was here to help run a product development workshop, we talked with Trey about the startup community in Tampa and their approach to supporting entrepreneurs and building community. Tampa Bay Wave - http://www.tampabaywave.org Tampa Bay Hackathon - https://tampabayhackathon.com Tampa Smart City - https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tampa-bay-on-the-path-to-becoming-a-smarter-city_us_59761930e4b0f1feb89b4555 Contact Info: Social media: treycarl3 Behance: https://www.behance.net/treycarl3 Website: http://treycarl.com Email: [email protected]
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. Show Notes: Gatsplat: http://m.gatsplat.com 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" Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/kyletaylored Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kyletaylored
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). http://wedentondoit.com/blog/2017/3/22/denton-open-data-day-2017
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. Show Notes 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/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8354677 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DF_Abasolo
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. Show Notes Kubos: http://www.kubos.com 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 Twitter: https://twitter.com/marshall_law Email: [email protected]
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 Twine: http://twinery.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/ Contact Juli: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juli.james Instagram: @ wakeuplaughing Twitter: https://twitter.com/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. Show Notes Contact Step: Twitter: https://twitter.com/saument Email: [email protected]

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