The Memphis community suffered a tremendous loss with the untimely passing of Dave Barger in early 2014. With sadness and grief came acceptance, and ultimately, resolve to continue the legacy Dave left behind by bringing the tech community together once again in 2014. The newly formed Memphis Technology Foundation gradually absorbed the responsibility and several hard-working community members pulled together to ensure Tech Camp 2104 was a success.
Though an unfillable void was left with Dave gone, Tech Camp volunteers, sponsors and attendees held their spirits high and made it a great event for all involved. A great crop of speakers came together, and a Keynote session was added as well. Session information is listed below.
Once again, Gerald Lovell led a series of interactive tutorials for willing participants interested in getting started with software development.
Hillary Quirk and Memphis startup experts once again put together a track packed with sessions on learning the ins-and-outs of putting together a business plan, lean startup design, and getting your business off the ground.
Customer Discovery Process, Hillary Quirk
Business Model Convas, Al Pickett
Creating a Startup Brand Using the Brand Model Canvas, Patrick Woods
Incorporating, “Design Thinking” into Your Startup, Will Phillips
The Screwpulp Story, Richard Billings
Free Chicken and Beer, Reuben Brunson
Podcasting is Special, but Hard, Stephen Hackett
Digital Advertising: What You Won’t Learn in College, Brittney Block
My Startup Failed and it’s Marketing’s Fault, Brad Montgomery
Social Media Serets of the Successful Entrepreneur, LaTisha Styles
Where is eCommerce Going?, Grant Morrow
The Secret to Promoting Your Craft – Lou Griffith
Persuasive Pushback, Nicole Lewandowski
Screen Design – What I Wish I Knew When I First Started Making Websites, David Sparks
Do We Really Need Global Navigation? Matt Ladner
Design For the Mobile Web, George Spake
Using Vectors on the Web With SVG, Nathanael Smith
Reducing the Barrier to Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Xamarin, Douglas Starnes
Let’s Make Some Noise! Digital Audio and the WebAudio API, Daniel Lissner
Single Page Applications with Backbone.js and Marionette.js, Josh Lewis
Customizing an Online Game and Building a Community With Lua, ASP.NET MVC, and MySQL, Lance Hilliard
Workshop: Stupid Programming Tricks, Daniel Pritchett
Swift Kick in the Graph, Greg Jordan