The TechMill Podcast
By Kyle Taylor and David Brunow
About this podcast
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.

Episodes (Total: 19 / Page: 1)
Aug. 12, 2017 · 00:58:58
Ep 19: Kyle Taylor - Rogue Developer & Startup Community by Kyle Taylor and David Brunow
June 26, 2017 · 00:59:03
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 · 00:57:17
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.
May 19, 2017 · 00:52:35
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: KubOS RT: KubOS Linux Build: Buy parts for your own cubesat: How to reach Marshall Twitter: Email: [email protected]
May 3, 2017 · 00:48:33
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: Twine: News Games Book: Women Who Code: Startup Weekend for Designers: Contact Juli: Facebook: Instagram: @ wakeuplaughing Twitter:
April 24, 2017 · 00:57:04
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 · 00:56:09
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 - Open Denton - Github - OpenGov - City of Denton Portal -
March 7, 2017 · 01:02:37
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 · 00:42:24
Ep 11: Startups vs. Small Business: Differences, Needs, and Resources by Kyle Taylor and David Brunow
Jan. 25, 2017 · 00:51:08
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. Show Notes Contact Heather by: Contact Forms on Twitter: Other Notes: James Herriot: Zapier: Asana: ProsperWorks: Slack: Calendly:
Jan. 13, 2017 · 00:51:40
For our first episode of 2017, we interviewed our good friend Dave Sims, the current CTO of Kubos (a favorite satellite startup in Denton). Dave also has a diverse history of writing software ranging from all types of industries including education, healthcare, enterprise, and even coupons. Email Dave at [email protected] Email the wrong Dave, in Australia, at [email protected]
Dec. 28, 2016 · 00:29:58
For the last podcast of the year, we talk about our favorite TechMill and community highlights of the year and what we’re looking forward to in 2017. Kyle’s highlight list * TechMill workshop series * Open Denton / Open Data in Denton. * * * Growth of startup/tech community in Denton. * Bootstrap Denton 2016 was amazing. * VR game demo by From the Future. * New TechMill board members David’s highlight list * TechMill workshop series (teaching as well) * Increase in use of technology in the city, increase in civic engagement * Joining the TechMill board Things we’re looking forward to in 2017 * Continuing TechMill workshop series with new topics * TechMill community Periscope stream of recording session: Show Notes Are you or people you know doing cool tech things in Denton that y'all would like to share? Or are there things you'd like to hear us talk about in addition to the interviews? Let us know! Email: [email protected] Twitter: @TechMillDenton
Dec. 8, 2016 · 00:53:06
This week we met with Josh Berthume, co-founder of all-media agency here in Denton, Swash Labs, and chatted about advertising, helping brands find a voice, and turning eventual destruction into fuel for your passion. Show Notes: Strange Brew: Josh on Twitter: Josh on Instagram: Josh on Facebook: Josh on LinkedIn: Josh's personal website: Josh's company, Swash Labs: rad: dope:
Nov. 23, 2016 · 00:42:02
We sat down with Jacob Scott Moses, a technical writer working remote for Rainmaker Digital out of Colorado, and talked about writing, podcasting, urban planning, and contributing to your community. Show Notes The Not Boring Tech Writer Podcast: Parksify Podcast: Jacob's Website: Rainmaker Digital: Twitter: Facebook: LinkedIn:
Nov. 16, 2016 · 00:37:53
Our guest this week is Danielle Gaither, a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in computer science. Danielle, a regular in the TechMill community, is a freelance copywriter, photographer, and developer who is constantly engaged with the tech community. We talked about her experience in the Marines, being part of Women Who Code, and her thoughts on diversity in the technology space. Show Notes Reply All Episode about diversity:
Oct. 25, 2016 · 00:38:23
Randi Skinner, Project Manager @ Blue Steele Solutions This week we're talking with a local marketing guru and community service advocate, Randi Skinner! Show Notes: Randi's Recommendations: You Too Can Be a Guru (, Google ( Kyle's Recommendations: Hubspot (, Google Webmaster Guidelines ( David's Recommendations: Horace Dediu's Blog & Podcasts (, Seth Godin's Blog ( Randi's Contact Information: Facebook: Email: [email protected] LinkedIn: Twitter:
Oct. 3, 2016 · 00:44:07
This week we're interviewing Dan Minshew, a JavaScript developer in Denton who started learning Meteor about two years ago. He's since worked on several neat projects including IoT and Audio/Video applications. Dan went from being a creative writer to a JavaScript hero, diving right into web development. And while being presented with an option to enroll in a code school, Dan chose to teach himself by reading developer docs and taking free courses online. He now works as a full-time JavaScript (and other scripts) developer, while also leading a NodeSchool group and teaching various JavaScript classes in TechMill's workshop series, all while still playing gigs with his band. ---
Sept. 8, 2016 · 00:41:48
Eric Swayne, Sr. Director of Fan Engagement Super powers: - Digital Marketing - Analytics - Brand management - Customer engagement Twitter: @eswayne Facebook: @eswayne Instagram: @eswayne Email: [email protected] Funimation MutualMind - social analytics Digital Dallas DrawAttention Burger meetup
Sept. 1, 2016 · 00:05:03
We're kicking off our TechMill podcast series with just a simple introduction of your cohosts, Kyle Taylor and David Brunow of TechMill.
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