I recently attended an interesting group discussion about getting students in Iowa, specifically rural Iowa, access to computer science skills. The state has a desire to do something and the resources to match but one of the challenges has been getting the right teachers in the schools to teach technology classes. It's not a problem… Continue reading Teaching Iowa Students to Code
Concerned about Iowa
The past 96 hours in my home have been emotional. Wednesday night when I arrived home, an out of state coworker shared with me news from the NY Times covering the Iowa Bill - Senate File 359. A bill with a title that reads like a one person horror show; AN ACT PROHIBITING AND REQUIRING… Continue reading Concerned about Iowa
The most unique cafe in the world
I had a perfect Sunday morning. My wife and I did what we've always done on Sunday. We find coffee and a copy of the New York Times. When we're lucky we end up at Waveland Cafe in Des Moines. When we're in San Francisco that typically looks like Le Garage. If you've been to… Continue reading The most unique cafe in the world
I/OWA Sponsorship Tickets
Not too long ago, I put up a short post about I/OWA and why I think it's important. At these similar events I've met investors, team members, and some of my best friends. The picture above is from Thinc Iowa a few years ago and it was exactly that type of event and an experience everyone… Continue reading I/OWA Sponsorship Tickets
2 unexpected moments: A message telling me Big Des Moines was canceled A message telling me people in Des Moines made a new conference This is important for all of us in Des Moines in the technology community. It's obvious this incredibly amazing transformation is happening in Des Moines. Things are happening that never would have… Continue reading I/OWA Conf.