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Consumer Banking Mobile App

Consumer Banking Mobile App

Solution: Golaso - A app that enables families to remind each other about goals and apply savings towards goals Conception Time:  5 to 6 hours to come up with app and key feature ideas Construction Time: About 30 hours to code a working proof of concept app Platform:...

First Place Finish in Hackcess to Justice, But the Real Win is in Helping Others

The Hackcess to Justice hackathon took place in New Orleans, LA on March 21st and 22nd. Omega Ortega was lucky enough to be a part of this great event, along with the other teams, organizers, judges, and lawyers (many of the group are pictured above). Rarely does one walk away from an event realizing that life has changed and will never be the same, but this event did just that. Now, if you recall, we’ve won hackathons for other verticals like Retail, Healthcare, and Finance. The difference here is that this is not a corporate experiment; This is an association realizing something needs to change now.

How Hackathons Made Me a Better Programmer

How Hackathons Made Me a Better Programmer

There's been a lot of noise over hackathons. Some people say they're bad, others can't stop singing their praises. For me, I'm all for anything that makes me better in my craft. Note: When I say hackathon, I also mean code jams, game jams and whatever else you call it...

What 17 Years of Programming Has Taught Me

What 17 Years of Programming Has Taught Me

In my first consulting job, I saved a small employment agency from losing its biggest client that provided 75% of their revenue. Total jobs saved: The 2 partners for sure and the various staff, but also all the temps and perms they placed. In my second consulting job,...

Why We’re Able to Ship Projects Faster

Why We’re Able to Ship Projects Faster

When we won our second hackathon for building another mobile app in a record 2 day time frame, people asked, "How are you guys so fast?" I've thought about that a lot. There are several reasons why and I'd like to cover them in a this post. (Sidenote: You can also...

Ready to Work

Ready to Work

This photo captures how we feel from the moment we start our initial phone call with potential clients. I've been told many times that when I take up a task, I do so with a level of focus and intensity that is rare. I just figured that's how everybody is, but clearly...

Full Length Documentary is up!

Here it is for all your viewing pleasures. This is our 4 day journey through the Saleforce $1M hackathon. We hope you have as much fun watching it as we did making it! If you want to reach out to us, do so...

IDEas: Tools for Coders

For many years now, I've had some crazy IDE (Integrated Development Environment) concepts or as my notes refer to 'em IDEas. LOL Now that I've been practicing the craft of programming for over 20 years, I'm starting to realize that we programmers suck at creating...