Colorado Tech Weekly #283: Earnings News and Municipal Broadband Decisions in Loveland, Aurora and Erie

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The startup I work for (I keep wanting to say “My company” but I don’t want people to think I’m in charge) is hiring for a front-end engineer/designer, a full stack .NET engineer and a software implementation engineer. Infinicept is a very small company so we don’t have a single person to do recruiting and hiring, we just have us and it’s made me appreciate what work is done by a good “people person”. It’s also a great place to work (although I’m admittedly biased)!!

This week had definite themes! There were a lot of headlines about news about tech company earnings. You can find most of those headlines on the BizWest and Denver Business Journal websites.

Also with the election last week, northern Colorado seems like the best place in the state for municipal broadband and Aurora is also looking to get into broadband. I like this a lot as I see internet access as a needed utility that should be available to everyone.

Have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • Denver-based Registria creates millions in new found value for consumer durable brands [Registria]
  • Longmont gig-Internet signups exceed estimates [BizWest]
  • Recently acquired Denver-based SendGrid still isn’t making money despite Q3 revenue increases [DBJ]
  • Denver’s Angi Homeservices reports best quarter since merger [DBJ]
  • 5 takeaways from Dish Network Q3 earnings: Worst quarterly subscriber loss ever [DBJ]
  • Special Report: Colorado Technology 2018-19 APEX Awards winners finalists honored [DBJ]
  • Loveland council reverses decision, moves ahead with broadband [BizWest]
  • Voters allow Aurora to explore broadband services [SentinelColorado]
  • Erie voters allow town to explore broadband alternatives [DailyCamera]
  • Boulder-based Zayo stock prices slip after lackluster earnings split announcement [BizWest]

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Denver Startup Week 2018 Review (Day 3)

Denver Startup Week is an aptly named week long convention about startups and technology in Denver, Colorado. Two of the coolest things about Denver Startup Week is that it’s free to attend and it takes place in different locations throughout downtown Denver. 2018 was the first year I was able to participate in Denver Startup Week. I have watched through social media in previous years but I was never able to go because I worked as a 911 dispatcher and never felt it was a good use of my limited vacation time since I wasn’t working in the tech or startup industry. But this year in working for a tech startup with unlimited vacation time and coworkers that are open to collaboration and new ideas so I was excited to see what I could bring back to my team from Denver Startup Week.

Colorado, and Denver specifically, is growing by leaps and bounds. One of the things that makes me proud about our tech and startup community is the inclusion that we practice and it was great to see that attitude explicitly called out during the opening keynote and supported by the actions of other participants and by the panel on Thursday. Because my fear is that we will move away from that attitude as we grow so it’s great to see that attitude reinforced during the biggest free startup conference in the world. (My Day 2 review can be found here)

Day 3

Day 3 started with another morning trip to the CapitalOne Cafe, but this time I was in the right place! I got to meet a bunch of great people who I have been following on Twitter who you can usually find running the Boulder Python Meetup as they talked about how to grow new developer communities with purpose. If you work with technology at all, you know that the hardest part about technology is people and even though developer communities (user groups, meetups, conferences, mailing lists, etc.) are centered around technology, it’s the people and how they treat each other that make the community. I want to spend more time learning about Python and contributing to the community just because the people involved are nice and smart, which is a pretty cool feeling! I also got to re-meet Jessica West and realized just how much I don’t expect people to remember me. I’m all for humility, but I think I take it too far there. I’m just gonna be excited to see people from now on and if they don’t remember me they’ll probably say something.

The next panel I went to was one of my few panels that were not in the developer track. It was a talk about startup culture and how to scale it. This is something I worry about at Infinicept because we have a great implicit culture and I want to keep it going as we keep adding people. So I was very excited to listen to Josh Ashton, Emma Bindbeutel and… the guy that moderated the talk and works at Go Spot Check but I forgot his name. I came away from the talk feeling good that we are safe keeping our culture implicit for a while longer however I’ll feel better as we keep growing to have our culture explicitly defined. I also came away from that talk with a lot of questions because it turns out that when I have a lot of questions but only the opportunity to ask one question my mind seizes up and I end up asking no questions. At least I wrote them down so I can ask them some other time.

My foray out of the developer track was short lived as the next panel I went to was about figuring out how to have quality code without having a QA team. The talk was by Kelly Shuster who leads the Android engineering team at Ibotta. Since my company also does not have a QA team I was very excited to hear how a successful company like Ibotta does this. The overall lesson of the talk was to have an open, honest process around development that is owned by everyone involved. One of the really cool things Ibotta uses is feature flags, a thing I hadn’t heard about before. I really like the idea of having a flag that can be used to turn a feature on and off! I also like that there’s a routine and a reason to the release process that is used and respected by everyone in the process. I need to take these ideas to my team because I think they’d help out a lot or at least get us talking about how we want to own the quality of our applications.

On the way to the next panel I struck up a conversation with a random woman on the 16th Street Mall Ride about software development, QA testing and the relationship between developers and testers. When I got to the panel about empowering diverse engineering teams for success, it was not what I expected. Jesse White from Bluprint was the lone presenter. He talked mostly about the challenges of going from developer to manager which was neat to listen to, but since I haven’t even reached my first full year of my software development career it was not really applicable to me. He made some good points and brought up good concerns and issues but those are things that I don’t need to worry about yet.

Colorado Tech Weekly #282: My Daughter Knows More About Quizlet Than I Do And GO VOTE!

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The startup I work for (I keep wanting to say “My company” but I don’t want people to think I’m in charge) is hiring for a front-end engineer/designer, a full stack .NET engineer and a software implementation engineer. Infinicept is a very small company so we don’t have a single person to do recruiting and hiring, we just have us and it’s made me appreciate what work is done by a good “people person”. It’s also a great place to work (although I’m admittedly biased)!!

Tomorrow is Election Day so please make sure your vote counts!! Democracy works best for those who show up and if we all show up, it works better for us all.

Just as I was finishing up this post, my 14 year old daughter came home and asked if there was any interesting tech news this week. I find the tech news interesting every week or else I wouldn’t do this but considering she’s a 14 year old girl I wasn’t sure if she would find any of it interesting. I told her about Propeller cuz they’re a drone company and told her about PlayerLync because their early clients were professional sports teams. Then I told her about Quizlet bringing employment to Denver because I like bragging about that. “Oh! We use Quizlet all the time!” she said excitedly. It’s one of the tools her teachers encourage her to use. I had never heard of Quizlet before this week, so it’s neat that even though I spend much of my time reading about the tech industry, I can still have my knowledge humbled by my daughter.

Have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • Why Advanced Energy is moving 100 management employees to Denver [DBJ]
  • Quizlet online learning platform’s new Denver office could bring 300 jobs paying average annual wage of $156K [DenverPost]
  • Westminster-based Coalfire partners with Virta Labs to enhance medical device security [InnovatioNews]
  • CU Denver is Colorado’s only CIBER school. Here’s what that means for business. [DBJ]
  • Drone software company Propeller settling into Denver headquarters with plans to grow [DBJ]
  • Douglas County’s Arrow Electronics posts record Q3 earnings on sales of $7.49B [DBJ]
  • Denver-based Platte River Networks acquires Allen Technology Advising [PlatteRiverNetworks]
  • After CDOT attack Colorado CTO talks layers of defense [GovTech]
  • Denver’s PlayerLync receives $12.5M in new growth funding led by Volition Capital [InnovatioNews]
  • Boulder-based JumpCloud’s accelerating growth requires additional office space in Boulder [JumpCloud]

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Denver Startup Week 2018 Review (Day 2)

Denver Startup Week is an aptly named week long convention about startups and technology in Denver, Colorado. Two of the coolest things about Denver Startup Week is that it’s free to attend and it takes place in different locations throughout downtown Denver. 2018 was the first year I was able to participate in Denver Startup Week. I have watched through social media in previous years but I was never able to go because I worked as a 911 dispatcher and never felt it was a good use of my limited vacation time since I wasn’t working in the tech or startup industry. But this year in working for a tech startup with unlimited vacation time and coworkers that are open to collaboration and new ideas so I was excited to see what I could bring back to my team from Denver Startup Week.

Colorado, and Denver specifically, is growing by leaps and bounds. One of the things that makes me proud about our tech and startup community is the inclusion that we practice and it was great to see that attitude explicitly called out during the opening keynote and supported by the actions of other participants and by the panel on Thursday. Because my fear is that we will move away from that attitude as we grow so it’s great to see that attitude reinforced during the biggest free startup conference in the world. (My Day 1 review can be found here)

Day 2

Day 2 started with at stop at the CapitalOne Cafe for a panel only for me to realize after getting some tasty coffee and danishes that I was at the wrong panel so when I finally got to the panel that I wanted to be at, it was packed the panelists didn’t have any microphones so it was difficult to hear them. On the plus side I did get to talk with one of my favorite people, Bryan Griess with FusionAuth, so that worked out!

It was neat being at an event that was good for networking without wanting to get a new job, but I went to a talk about getting your first junior developer job anyway and I realized that, despite the good intentions of such a talk, a talk about how others got our first development job is not that useful. I appreciate the intent and I’ll give advice to anyone who maybe asks for it but it just didn’t seem that useful. We all have our own paths and own strengths and weaknesses and as much as I hate hearing “It depends…” from any sort of panelist, the hardest part about getting into the tech industry is just getting your foot in the door and the only advice I’m willing to give unsolicited is to keep trying, be honest and listen to answers when you ask advice. I’m going to again divert myself from ranting about practicing.

As with getting your first tech job, most business advice is an opinion. There’s very few facts in business advice because there’s so much room to cover. However one of the comforting things about technology is that, like math, there are more facts than there are in business advice so I was happy there was a technical panel in the middle(ish) of the week. It was a talk about React Performance with Jeff Carbonella from Gusto. My company decided to go with React for one of our new apps and we’re looking to get all of our apps using React. Since I just recently watched most of a Pluralsight tutorial on React and I’ve modified a component that’s in production code I wanted to see what I could understand and learn and liked what I found out at the panel. It turns out all of your React performance problems can be solved by using pure components! Ok, I’m kidding but Jeff did show a bit of how cool pure components can be and I appreciate it.

After that I made my way to the swanky Slalom offices right between Union Station and Coors Field and I once again marvelled at the amount of fancy new buildings there are in the area. This time I went to learn about common tools from Matthew Boeckman and learned, quite unexpectedly, about the art of flint knapping which has nothing directly related to computer technology but still pretty damn cool and useful. Matt said that good tools should be accessible, ubiquitous, empowering and flexible and it doesn’t matter if we’re talking about tech tools today or stone tools a millenia ago which makes a bunch of sense. He also made a great point about the myth of separate responsibilities in pre-agricultural societies. There’s the myth that men were hunters and women were gatherers and that there was a split in these responsibilities that couldn’t be true because when you’re trying to survive you do what needs to be done regardless of your title. “If you’re a gatherer and you see a rabbit, you hunt. If you’re a hunter and you see berries, you gather.” This theory works just as well for pre-agricultural societies trying to survive and for modern tech startups! If you notice something that needs to be done there’s a good chance you’re the person who needs to make it happen. To bring this completely back into tech, one reference he mentioned is the Google Site Reliability Engineering which sounds like a resource more people should know about, especially since it’s free!

You’d think I’d be done after all this, but nope. There was still one more panel and it was the biggest panel of the day! The Developer Track Keynote was a panel of 4 smart people who are in charge of lots of smart people at their well respected companies. It was moderated by Kelly Shuster who is also a smart people in charge of other smart people at Ibotta. The theme of the panel was “Why Colorado?” and their answers mostly boiled down to our inclusive startup and tech culture and the Colorado lifestyle that shows that work is not our number one priority. It made me feel super proud to hear this because I’m proud of what we have in Colorado and it’s nice to see that being recognized from people. Micheal Lopp, the smart guy in charge of smart people at Slack said one of their mottos is “Work hard and go home” which I love! I also find it funny that, of all companies, this motto belongs to Slack because my company’s use of Slack makes it the most difficult for me to leave work when I leave work.

That’s it for Day 2, next week I’ll post my review about day 3!

Colorado Tech Weekly #281: Hiring is Hard! Colorado is Great! Denver Startup Week Was Fun!

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The startup I work for (I keep wanting to say “My company” but I don’t want people to think I’m in charge) is hiring for a front-end engineer/designer, a full stack .NET engineer and a software implementation engineer. Infinicept is a very small company so we don’t have a single person to do recruiting and hiring, we just have us and it’s made me appreciate what work is done by a good “people person”.

This week’s headlines is more of the same. More growth! You’d think that after almost 300 weeks of mostly good news about growth, it would get boring but it never does!

Speaking of good things, I am slightly ashamed by the lack of original content on this blog so I’m going to start writing more blog posts! Last week I started my 2018 Denver Startup Week Review with a look at Day 1. You’ll never guess what’s in store for this week… ok you probably will so I’ll just tell you that it’s going to be about Day 2.

Have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • Lightworks Fiber brings jobs and optimism to Colorado coal country in Delta  [NPR]
  • Denver’s tech ecosystem is a work in progress as companies come and grow and others get sold [ColoradoSun]
  • Sumo Logic, another Bay Area tech company has growth plans for its Denver office [DBJ]
  • Assignar raises $6.2M to fund construction of operations management platform software [InnovatioNews]
  • Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs land on list of Top 20 tech towns in America [InnovatioNews]
  • After raising $80M this Denver vacation rental company Evolve is evolving into its second phase [DBJ]
  • Silicon Flatirons GiveFirst Conference: Feld and Zell [BFeld]
  • Boulder’s Zayo to provide dark fiber to data-encryption company [BizWest]
  • 6 takeaways from the Denver and Boulder Tech Census [DBJ]
  • Special report DBJ’s Fast 50, metro Denver s fastest-growing private companies [DBJ]

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Denver Startup Week 2018 Review (Day 1)

Denver Startup Week is an aptly named week long convention about startups and technology in Denver, Colorado. Two of the coolest things about Denver Startup Week is that it’s free to attend and it takes place in different locations throughout downtown Denver. 2018 was the first year I was able to participate in Denver Startup Week. I have watched through social media in previous years but I was never able to go because I worked as a 911 dispatcher and never felt it was a good use of my limited vacation time since I wasn’t working in the tech or startup industry. But this year in working for a tech startup with unlimited vacation time and coworkers that are open to collaboration and new ideas so I was excited to see what I could bring back to my team from Denver Startup Week.

Colorado, and Denver specifically, is growing by leaps and bounds. One of the things that makes me proud about our tech and startup community is the inclusion that we practice and it was great to see that attitude explicitly called out during the opening keynote and supported by the actions of other participants and by the panel on Thursday. Because my fear is that we will move away from that attitude as we grow so it’s great to see that attitude reinforced during the biggest free startup conference in the world.

Day 1

Day 1 was quickly overwhelming. It started out with a special kick-off breakfast which, I learned after I got there, required a special registration that I didn’t do. It was the worst thing to happen to me all week. I’m not being over dramatic about it though. The rest of the week was so good that the worst thing to happen to me was missing out on some breakfast on Day 1. I’ll take a week like that any day…er… week.

The key-note involved some laser lights (Is that saying the same thing twice), a super enthusiastic and well liked member of the Colorado tech community, Erik Mitisek who is the Chief Innovation Officer for the State of Colorado, a proud and inspiring Pattie Money who is the Chief People Officer of Sendgrid (Now a part of Twilio!!), a failed crowd selfie by Denver Mayor Hancock, motivation from Meow Wolf CEO Vince Kadlubek who explained why he wanted Denver to be the first place for Meow Wolf to expand out of Santa Fe, entrepreneurial determination from Daniella Yacobovsky of BaubleBar and… oh yeah, Steve Case who is best known for his part in starting a little company called America Online.

It’s pretty cool that a major name in tech is not the highlight of a keynote. Mitisek pointed out that generosity is part of our brand here in Colorado. Money pointed out that it’s not just if you grow, but how you grow that is important and Kadlubek pointed out that it’s great to ask “What are you willing to live for?” when gauging your pursuits and stressed the importance of creative people and endeavors in the business world. I heard the same pride and concerns with the Colorado technology community that I have from Mitisek, Money and Kadlubek which made me feel pretty darn smart, a little smug, and ok with missing out on breakfast.

After the keynote I headed over to the Commons on Champa where the Chase Bank Basecamp was set up. I was almost instantly overwhelmed so I decided to plug in and do some work on a side project. After a few minutes of pointless clicking on my laptop I realized I wasn’t going to get any work done on my computer so I decided since I was at a great event for networking, I should go network!

I got to meet Chris Martinez who was representing the Veterans in Residence program and I was super excited to finally meet Tamara Chuang after reading her articles from the Denver Post for so long (she’s now a member of the Colorado Sun) but missed out on my chance of talking to Lizelle Van Vuren. Lizelle doesn’t sit still very much so it’s hard to catch up to her once you miss your chance to see her. However I did catch up to Name.com’s Jared Ewy and got to spend some time with him in a big, awkward inflatable blue bowl which sounds like a result from a Mad Lib, but it’s true!

Oh! How much fun would it be to do a Colorado tech/startup MadLib? That sounds like a lot of fun but I’m getting off topic now.

The first panel I went to was at the CA Technologies office which is right above the Lodo Tattered Cover and if I would’ve known that before hand I might have just hidden away there for a while. It was a one man panel by Scott Tolinski on how to learn quickly in a rapidly changing development world. Aside from having an excellent first name, Scott was great at giving expert opinions with humility and gifs. He does a podcast called syntax.fm about web development that I forgot he mentioned until I started writing this post and I look forward to hearing more from him.

The next talk I went to was at Industry in RiNo. This was my first time taking the A line on the Light Rail from Union Station and the amount of changes I saw in that area blew my mind. The last time I was in that area, the idea of “RiNo” was still a new idea. What was seedy industrial buildings known best for being downwind of the Stock Show every year is now fancy apartments, buildings, restaurants, bars, etc. I was floored!

The panel was about the UX design process and as much as I love writing code and learning about the ones and zeros and languages and frameworks I am also fascinated with why people use computers and how they want to use them which is what UX design is all about! The talk was by Ari Weissman of Crownpeak and I really liked his points that if you don’t talk to users, your “UX Design” is just design and that if you ask users what they want, you’ll end up with the Homer Car which no one really wants. It’s better to ask people what they’re trying to do and why they want things then just asking them what features they want. He also mentioned that if you can’t come up with a good idea unless you come up with a lot of ideas which makes me want to jump on the soapbox of practicing which I will not do now.

That wraps up my Day 1. I didn’t go to any of the night time events because my family still likes me and I want to keep it that way. Also, as an introvert, I wasn’t excited to spend more time talking to fun people after spending all day talking to fun people. Next week I’ll post my review of Day 2 which was even more jam packed than Day 1!

Colorado Tech Weekly #280: Combine Companies? Move Offices? Still Colorado!

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Undeniably, the biggest news in Colorado tech last week was the purchase of Denver’s SendGrid by San Fransisco-based Twilio. The immediate reaction is to question the future of SendGrid in Denver and wonder “What does this purchase mean for Colorado?” in very concerned ways.

There’s no reason for concern. When this series started 5 years ago, Rally Software and Quickleft were staples of the Boulder startup community. Now Rally is part of the much bigger CA Technologies and QuickLeft is part of Cognizant and both still have their offices here and I’d bet that those offices are bigger and more stable for their employees. Change is part of growth and growth has been a constant part of our community for the past 5 years. Denver Startup Week was not a smoke-blowing session. Colorado is attracting talent and attention from all over the world.

Enjoy and have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • Colorado Springs on front lines of cyber Cold War with Russia [Colorado Politics]
  • Allen Technology merges with Denver’s Platte River Networks [PlatteRiverNetworks]
  • HomeAdvisor expands HQ lease in RiNo ahead of moving in [BusinessDen]
  • Denver fintech platform, FIMAC Solutions LLC, acquired by Birmingham cybersecurity firm [DBJ]
  • Fort Collins BillGo acquires Prism [BizWest]
  • Colorado Springs-based Cherwell has big plans to grow Denver office after hiring former Travelocity CEO [DBJ]
  • Breckenridge OKs $8 million to build town-owned fiber optic network [SummitDaily]
  • New COO and CFO for Fort Collins’ TurboTenant [BizWest]
  • Broomfield-based Webroot launches VPN product [BizWest]
  • Denver’s SendGrid remains ‘committed’ to Denver after $2 billion buyout [DBJ]

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Colorado Tech Weekly #279: Home, Health and Finances

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We’ve long passed the time when technology was something aside from our everyday life. It used to be that there were those internet people and that computers were something you used only for work, school and entertainment. But now technology is deeply intertwined into every part of our lives including the things we need to manage the most in our lives: Our homes, our health and our finances. And every one of those tech related industries is represented well in Colorado.

Speaking of one of those tech related companies, the fintech company I work for, Infinicept, is hiring for 3 crucial positions (When you’re a small startup every position is critical isn’t it?). Those jobs are:

  • Front-End Developer: We want someone who can both UX design and help us developers make ReactJS follow those designs.
  • Software Implementation Consultant: If you can help a payments company understand how our SaaS can help them, this is for you.
  • Software Engineer:  Lots of ideas, new projects and more customers means we need to create a lot of code. If you like working with the latest .NET tools in C# and doing everything from front-end code in React to database queries in SQL Server, this is for you!

Have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • APEX Award finalists announced for Nov. 7 event [InnovatioNews]
  • SpotX Hackathon recap from Broomfield [SpotX]
  • Rocky Mountain fintech: How Denver is evolving as a hub for financial innovation [DBJ]
  • Denver tech company SendGrid ranks among the ‘happiest’ in the country [DBJ]
  • Denver’s Angi Homeservices CEO Chris Terrill stepping down [DBJ]
  • Bay Area job board startup Localwise to move headquarters to Denver [DBJ]
  • Denver’s ANGI Homeservices to Acquire Handy [ANGIHomeservices]
  • Denver-based HeartHero wins national pitch competition with AED life-saving device [InnovatioNews]
  • Colorado’s candidates for governor offer a first glimpse into the importance they will place on cybersecurity [ColoradoSun]
  • DispatchHealth brings back the house call just in time for flu season [BizWest]

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Colorado Tech Weekly #278: Reflecting on Success and Creating More

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We are constantly trying to create more success. It’s to the point that many of us measure success just as a measure of change. If you are just as successful today as you were last year, many people don’t see that as successful and that sucks!

We spend so much time trying to be better than we are now, we often forget to celebrate our current successes. Take some time and celebrate the history of yourself, your company and your community and have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • Broomfield’s Conga prepares for growth with three strategic hires [InnovatioNews]
  • Fort Collins-based BillGO expands to new office space [BillGO]
  • Denver ethics software maker Convercent moves into new RiNo office, pushes toward $100M revenue goal (Photos) [DBJ]
  • Fort Collins company DataSplice sold to Prometheus [BizWest]
  • Boulder-based LogRhythm receives patent for data monitoring tech [InnovatioNews]
  • Denver health-tech startup Sopris Health raises $3.4 million to expand AI app [DBJ]
  • Inside the meteoric rise of Fort Collins-born Radar Relay [BizWest]
  • Boulder’s JumpCloud adds two new experienced exec hires [InnovatioNews]
  • Denver-based Ibotta’s 6th Birthday: Milestones & Celebrations [Ibotta]
  • Boulder’s Kickfurther wins $500,000 in startup competition [BizWest]

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Colorado Tech Weekly #277: Solidly Built on Colorado’s Lifestyle and Generous Culture

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I had a great time at Denver Startup Week! It was my first time attending and my list of connections on LinkedIn, my To-Read list on GoodReads and my list of ideas for my career and the startup team I work with have all grown!

There was a definite theme to Denver Startup Week. The Colorado lifestyle (Work is important but so is your health and well-being) and the generous culture of our Colorado tech community make Colorado a great place to work. I heard this listening to Erik Mitisek at the Denver Startup Week kick-off on Monday. I heard this from the panel of engineering leaders from Slack, Gusto, Strava and TradeDesk on Wednesday. I heard this from Manuela Cardenas and Meghan McGinnis, both of whom want to move to Colorado from out of state to start their tech careers. And I experienced it when talking to… (ok I tried to list all the names of the people I talked to who embodied this generosity but the list was to long) …anyone and everyone at Denver Startup Week!

Don’t forget, it’s how we live and treat others that makes our community great! Have a great week!

Top Colorado Technology News

  • When it comes to attracting tech talent in Denver, space matters [DBJ]
  • Boulder’s Sphero and Facebook partner to increase access to computer programming [InnovatioNews]
  • ‘It feels very Slacky’ — Engineers at top tech companies rave about Denver [DBJ]
  • Louisville-based Vaisala reaffirms commitment to Front Range with campus expansion [BizWest]
  • Greystone Gives Back: Volunteering with The Humane Society of Boulder [GreystoneTech]
  • Denver cannabis-tech company MJ Freeway raises $10 million, appoints new CFO [DBJ]
  • A closer look at the hot, fast-growing companies of Denver Startup Week [DBJ]
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