intridea.com Archives - 08 September 2013, Sunday

  • Setting Up a Ruby Development Machine From Scratch With OS X Lion

    intridea.com 31 Aug '13, 1pm

    After that I needed to follow the instructions printed out by RVM to make sure it was working in my shell. Magnificent! Now we're almost all done with our basic development stack. We need something to run our web apps, and Pow is definitely my favorite nowadays. We'll also install the...

  • Creating Stately, A Symbol Font

    intridea.com 15 Aug '13, 12pm

    Leaving a culinary career behind for a career in tech, Robert has more than 14 years experience building businesses, developing web applications, conducting conferences, and generally geeking out with a combination of marketing and tech. Prior to joining Intridea, Robert was the CEO o...

  • Intridea Representing In The Steel City: #scrc13

    Representing In The Steel City

    intridea.com 13 Aug '13, 1pm

    On August 16 & 17th, you can catch me, Robert Dempsey , representing Intridea at the Steel City Ruby Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. I’ll have some swag with me as well as my Leap Motion, so be sure to find me to partake. The conf has an awesome lineup of speakers includes Avdi Grimm, J...

  • An Introvert's Guide to Working Remote: #remotework #introvert

    An Introvert's Guide to Working Remote

    intridea.com 08 Aug '13, 2pm

    Introverts have it made when it comes to working remote, right? We don’t thrive on socialization; in fact we say we can go days without talking. Small talk is exhausting and people popping in and out of your cubicle is just a tad annoying. So what’s more ideal than working in your PJs...

  • Patti Chan Talks Fitbit, Github and R at Distill: #fitbit #r

    Patti Chan Talks Fitbit, Github and R at Distill

    intridea.com 06 Aug '13, 1pm

    At the first ever Distill conference being held by Engine Yard August 8th & 9th, our very own Director of Project Management Patti Chan will be talking about Fitbit, Github and R. I had a chance to talk with Patti about her talk, currently scheduled for day #2 of the conference. Here'...

  • Using the Grid in Bootstrap 3

    intridea.com 02 Aug '13, 1pm

    At Intridea, Chris is responsible for bringing a client’s vision to life. He works closely with our engineers and developers to ensure that a project not only meets their strategic and functional needs but looks great too. He excels at creating intuitive and engaging user interfaces, ...

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  • Using the Grid in Bootstrap 3

    intridea.com 02 Aug '13, 9am

    At Intridea, Chris is responsible for bringing a client’s vision to life. He works closely with our engineers and developers to ensure that a project not only meets their strategic and functional needs but looks great too. He excels at creating intuitive and engaging user interfaces, ...

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    1. Using the Grid in Bootstrap 3 intridea.com 02 Aug '13, 1pm
  • We've developed an iOS app to natively test APIs. Should we open source it? #api #ios #mobile

    Should We Open Source This App For iOS Development?

    intridea.com 01 Aug '13, 4pm

    Anthony is a forward-thinking, charismatic professional who loves technology and working with software teams who are building collaborative, cutting edge and disruptive web, mobile and desktop-based software focused on enabling, empowering and encouraging people to engage software tec...

  • Working From Home: Improve Your Sanity and Productivity in 5 Simple Steps:

    Working From Home: Improve Your Sanity and Productivity in 5 Simple Steps

    intridea.com 27 Jul '13, 1pm

    Working from home can be incredibly rewarding but equally challenging, mentally and physically, especially if you're new to it. With a few small changes in both outlook and setting, you can improve your health and productivity dramatically. Don't Work from home A big part of working f...

  • What Size Image Do You Need? | Intridea Blog – via @intridea

    What Size Image Do You Need?

    intridea.com 19 Jul '13, 7pm

    As a designer, part of my job is creating assets for blog posts, case studies and user profiles amongst other things. More often than not that means reaching out to someone, especially when it comes to head-shots, and being asked "What size image do you need?" The answer is simple—as ...

  • Gather Client Information From LinkedIn Using Python #python #data #scraping #linkedin

    Gather Client Information From LinkedIn Using Python

    intridea.com 11 Jun '13, 6pm

    One of the biggest challenges for any marketer is to create content that is relevant to their target market. Because content is the basis of all marketing today, getting it right is very important. Have the wrong content, and you repel the people you're trying to attract. But have the...

  • Into the bleeding edge of #rubyonrails? Today Andy shows how to deploy Rails 4 apps to @heroku:

    Tips And Tricks For Deploying Rails 4 Apps On Heroku

    intridea.com 04 Jun '13, 4pm

    Recently, I deployed a client project to Heroku, using the Heroku instance as an internal demo server. The project is based on Ruby 2.0 and Rails 4. I was surprised to find that the deployment to Heroku is not as smooth as it was before. Here are the tricks and tips I learned to help ...

  • Ruby Quick Tip: Instant Utility Modules

    intridea.com 25 May '13, 11am

    Sometimes you want to write a batch of utility methods that can be accessed from a module for example Utility.parse_something(string) or any number of useful little tools for your application. Here’s a very clean-looking way to achieve it: module Utilities extend self def parse_someth...

  • [Webinar] Mindmapping Requirements For Agile Projects: #agile #mindmapping

    [Webinar] Mindmapping Requirements For Agile Projects

    intridea.com 23 May '13, 5pm

    Creating requirements for your web or mobile application can be tedious; managing ideas even moreso. The larger the project, the more difficult it becomes. Add in the flexibility that agile brings to projects, and things can quickly get out of hand. But what if there was a way to make...

  • How To Install Jenkins And Set Up Jenkins CI For Rails Projects: #rubyonrails #ci

    How To Install Jenkins And Set Up Jenkins CI For Rails Projects

    intridea.com 21 May '13, 12pm

    Andy has been working on web application development since 2005. From year 2008, he started to be a pure Ruby/Rails engineer. After joined in Intridea in 2011, he became an experienced web system maker with full stack of knowledge including both frontend and backend technologies. Andy...

  • Get Clearer Code With Underscore.js's Chaining Syntax: #javascript #js

    Get Clearer Code With Underscore.js's Chaining Syntax

    intridea.com 16 May '13, 5pm

    A dedicated user experience developer with nearly a decade of experience building complex web applications, Mike has worked with startups, colleges and design agencies, always with a focus on creating quality interactive experiences. Mike is a proud alumni of the University of Arizona...

  • Google Glass Hello World: #google #googleglass

    Google Glass Hello World

    intridea.com 15 May '13, 12pm

    You have to start somewhere. We're excited to hear what co-founder Chris Selmer learns at Google I/O , but until then let's jump right in with a basic "Hello World" example. To deploy this example you'll need access to the Mirror API Developer Preview. If you have access, go to the Go...

  • Design For Mobile To Sell Local #mobile #ux #infographic

    Design For Mobile To Sell Local

    intridea.com 09 May '13, 1pm

    When it comes to selling products on a local basis, mobile rules the day. Whenever I travel anywhere, the first thing I do is fire up the Yelp or Google Maps apps to find someplace to eat. Next I check out the websites of those places. If I like what I see, I've found my next meal; if...

  • Congratulations to Intridea partner @myenergy on being acquired by @nest

    Partner MyEnergy Acquired By Nest Labs

    intridea.com 08 May '13, 2pm

    Less than five years ago, two young entrepreneurs named Ben Bixby and Greg O'Keeffe came to Intridea with an ambitious goal: launching a platform for helping homeowners track and reduce their energy consumption. It was a great idea, but we needed to work fast to have it done by their ...

  • Get Mobile With MoDevUX 2013 – #MoDevUX #MoDevUX2013

    Get Mobile With MoDevUX 2013

    intridea.com 07 May '13, 6pm

    Go ahead and reach in your pocket. What's there? I'm willing to bet you've got a smartphone in your hand right now. And if I was even more of a betting man, I might wager that either you or someone at home also has a tablet of some sort. The rise of mobile has been well documented. In...

  • Day of Fosterly A Great Success with pics and presentation slides! #dof2013

    Day of Fosterly 2013 A Great Success

    intridea.com 06 May '13, 3pm

    We were very happy to sponsor Day of Fosterly 2013 , which happened this past weekend. More than 600 attendees showed up, and you could feel the energy in the Artisphere. Congrats to Adam Zuckerman and the entire foster.ly team that made the weekend a great success. A special shoutout...

  • Join Us For A Day Of Entrepreneurship And Learning At Day of Foster.ly | Intridea Blog – via @intridea

    Join Us For A Day Of Entrepreneurship And Learning At Day of Foster.ly

    intridea.com 03 May '13, 3pm

    Starting at 10 AM on Saturday, May 4th (2013), hundreds of entrepreneurs will gather at Artisphere for more than eight hours of panels, workshops, chats, demos, expo, job fair and more at Day of Foster.ly 2013 . If you're interested in starting, growing, or exiting a company, this con...

  • How To Make Your Own Symbol Font

    intridea.com 25 Apr '13, 3am

    Ben Markowitz has always loved being creative, even from a young age. From working with pencil and paper, to Legos, and then on to his first computer, an Apple IIgs he was always exploring new ways to draw out his vision and create interesting designs. Ben attended James Madison Unive...

  • 10 Tips For Open Source Citizens

    intridea.com 20 Apr '13, 9pm

    Get Involved. This is the obvious first step: participation. Start building a presence on the mailing list, bug tracker or other community resources for your favorite open source projects. Respect the Gift. Remember that even when an open source library is causing you frustration that...

  • Five Tips for country wide #Hackathon participants #ACApps #gotcode via @intridea

    Five Tips for Hackathon Participants

    intridea.com 17 Apr '13, 8pm

    This past weekend I participated in Hack the Midwest , a Kansas City hackathon. The event was a huge success drawing a crowd of around 100 developers. As one of the visiting developer evangelists said, it was a great turnout for a New York hackathon, much less one in the midwest. At t...

  • iPad Wallpaper Template via @apfelguide

    iPad Wallpaper Template for Photoshop

    intridea.com 17 Apr '13, 6pm

    The iPad has arrived, so let the design fun commence! Featured here is an iPad wallpaper template in Photoshop (PSD) format (download ), allowing you to easily create & test your new background creations with minimal layer nightmares. The PSD is setup to let you view a single wallpape...

  • Switch Workshop: Progress Making Forces

    intridea.com 17 Apr '13, 3pm

    Thanks to 37signals and the Re-Wired Group for hosting the Switch Workshop in Chicago last week. Jason, Bob, and Chris introduced us to the Jobs-to-be-Done framework and explored what makes us buy the products and services we buy. Buyers always switch from one product to another. For ...

  • How To Make Your Own Symbol Font

    intridea.com 17 Apr '13, 3am

    Ben Markowitz has always loved being creative, even from a young age. From working with pencil and paper, to Legos, and then on to his first computer, an Apple IIgs he was always exploring new ways to draw out his vision and create interesting designs. Ben attended James Madison Unive...

  • Switch Workshop: Progress Making Forces

    intridea.com 17 Apr '13, 1am

    Thanks to 37signals and the Re-Wired Group for hosting the Switch Workshop in Chicago last week. Jason, Bob, and Chris introduced us to the Jobs-to-be-Done framework and explored what makes us buy the products and services we buy. Buyers always switch from one product to another. For ...

  • Calling Methods on Potential Nil Objects in Rails

    intridea.com 13 Apr '13, 2pm

    Calling Methods on Potential Nil Objects in Rails By Raymond Law November 2, 2010 in rails Rails adds a pretty cool Object#try method. From Rails doc: try(method, *args, &block) This Invokes the method identified by the symbol method, passing it any arguments and/or the block specifie...