Posts by Jason Straughan


Review of Revolution Conf 2017 in Virginia Beach

Review of Revolution Conf 2017 in Virginia Beach

Grok's CEO Jason Straughan was fortunate to speak at one of the emerging conferences on software development.

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Categories: General | Tags: Industry, Speaking, Conferences

The Future of Cloud Programming is Serverless and Concurrent

The Future of Cloud Programming is Serverless and Concurrent

A talk from InnoTech San Antonio 2017, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference & Exposition, about the future of cloud programming.

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Categories: General | Tags: industry, speaking, conferences

Mobile Now - Why Every Business Needs a Mobile App Today

Mobile Now - Why Every Business Needs a Mobile App Today

Small business is in the prime position to leverage mobile applications as a competitive advantage. In the past decade the price of development has brought custom software within the reach of small to medium sized businesses, and they can expand their brand reach and recognition like household names.

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Categories: General, Business Development | Tags: Mobile, Businesses, marketing, bd, industry

Good luck and best wishes to iNNOV8 Place

Good luck and best wishes to iNNOV8 Place

A new WordPress Development team is on the scene, iNNOV8 Place

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Categories: WordPress | Tags: WordPress

Communicating Intent through Git – RubyConf 2015

Communicating Intent through Git – RubyConf 2015

See Josh Freeman's presentation at RubyConf 2015.

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Categories: Software Development | Tags: git

Support Your Local Startup - Taking Equity in Projects

Support Your Local Startup - Taking Equity in Projects

As developers, we are constantly pitched on trading our work for equity in the next Facebook killer. Over the past few years, I have been approached by countless people proffering NDAs in exchange for the privilege to develop their idea for free, with promises of billionaire status in the near future.

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Categories: Software Development | Tags: Developers

Professional Development Activities for Professional Developers

Professional Development Activities for Professional Developers

A career in software development involves constant professional development in a wide variety of activities to inspire, educate, and help us grow.

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Categories: Software Development, Training, Business Development | Tags: Developers

Great APIs Start with a Great Design

Great APIs Start with a Great Design

Very few APIs are easy to work with, it is like Rube Goldberg invented the School of API Architecture. Behind every mobile, web, or desktop application is code, and that code was written by a human.

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Categories: Software Development | Tags: Developers

Happy Developers are Good Developers

Happy Developers are Good Developers

Any developer can relate to writing depressing code. Our industry is known for long hours and the resulting burnout that follows. Corporate America is full of managers that like to see code written, without caring if the code will ever launch. This grinds on the inner-nerd of every developer and they suffer.

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Categories: Business Development, General | Tags: Developers

Grok Welcomes Joshua Freeman to the Team

Grok Welcomes Joshua Freeman to the Team

We are growing the team again. This time, we are welcoming our newest Groker, Joshua Freeman, as a software engineer. He will be joining our team as a PHP and Ruby on Rails developer.

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Categories: General | Tags: Grok

Codeup for a Brighter Future

Codeup for a Brighter Future

Last fall Grok Interactive was needing to hire a developer and expand the team. We had read hundreds of resumes, most with little to no practical programming experience. We quickly learned that many people wanted to be developers, but there were none to be found. The market was worse than we had realized.

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Categories: General, Training | Tags: Codeup, Industry

Groking the Web

Groking the Web

Today Grok Interactive, LLC officially opens our doors. For months we have been laying the foundation; creating the LLC, lawyers writing contracts, designers making logos, blogs being built. Today. Today it all goes live.

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Categories: General | Tags: Grok, Industry

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