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Zendesk: Launch of Voice Support
So, you want to build an app, but your team is Ruby based… That’s exactly what RubyMotion was created for. Objective-C isn’t evil, it’s just not efficient to try to work another code base into your team process when you’re already rolling in Ruby land.
Yes, you still need XCode, but such is the life with iOS anything. At least they’re upfront with the guidelines they want you to follow to get into the AppStore! [HIG]
As you dig in, it’s pretty much gems all the way down [haha] making every step of your app building process as Ruby-ified as possible. From testing with MacBacon, to Ruby syntax for your Objective-C method calls with Bubble-Wrap, it’s all there for you and your team to keep on truckin.
It’s been a while since I got to go to a Geekfest, and this past week was a treat. Adrian Holovaty did a demo and deep dive into Soundslice. Created to smooth the path to transcribing guitar tabs and using all HTML5 Canvas, it’s an elegant addition to the music-tech world.
Caught with just my moleskin I went “all pen” this time. Been interesting giving myself the chance to try out the single-phase technique. Oh, and no. That’s not a real triple-fold moleskin.
What do we do when we “fail?”
C4 [Chicago Consumer Culture Community] brings research by Linda Tuncay Zayer and Cele Otnes on how failure is dealt with. The four main tropes identified are:
1) Failure Inherent to the Service Context
2) Failure as a Mobilizing Frustration
3) Failure as Fated
4) Failure as a Cue to Re-evaluate.
“Consumers’ Conceptualizations of Failure in a High-Risk Health-Related Service Context”
Orlando Saez, COO of CityScan and an unsung powerhouse of Chicago’s startup community, gave the keynote for Technori Pitch and decided to talk about how he got to where he is. The fact is, the internet is an amazing platform of discovery, but when it comes to relationships, networking, and the people you can rely on, working together is what counts. Not ‘liking’ or ‘connecting’ or ‘following’ or ‘pinning’ … Collaborating.
Working = Networking