CoderDojo returns — add coding to your kid’s school curriculum

CoderDojo, the international movement of kids coding clubs for kids 5-17 years old, is returning to Cedar Rapids this Saturday, September 6th, just in time for the start of another academic year. The Cedar Rapids rendition began last Spring, when a rag-tag group of tech and developer dads got it off the ground and saw immediate […]

Dev/Iowa: Just What An Entrepreneur Needs

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014 I was asked to come and address a classroom of aspiring developers at Dev/Iowa, presented by the University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. The students have heard from a number of professionals in the software/web development arena this summer, so my talk took a look at the "business" side of the [...]

Join me for Taking The Leap & WordPress Security talks this Wednesday!

On March 26, 2014 I'll be presenting two - yes count them two -  free talks sharing a bit of my knowledge on entrepreneurialism and web development.  You still have time to join me and my fellow Creative Corridorians at the events (see signups/info below). Vault Startup School: Lunch w/ Joshua McNary [Beta]: Take the Leap, [...]

Join me at Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids this weekend!

Have you heard about Startup Weekend Cedar Rapids this weekend? I am participating and you should as well! Startup Weekend is a grassroots movement of entrepreneurs learning the basics of founding startups & launching ventures. Come to the Cedar Rapids edition on February to March 2 to share ideas, form teams, & launch startups. Be part of […]

Marketing, Sales, & Productivity: Presentation Double Dip

Image above via Nick Palatiello and @MAPPSorg. Last week at the 2014 MAPPS Winter Conference at the beautiful Lodge at Torrey Pines along the Pacific Ocean, I had the honor to present two talks to the leaders of numerous geospatial mapping firms.  I was pleased to attend and represent my friends at Aerial Services. It was [...]

Watch me on “Meet the Meetups: Creative Corridor WordPress Group” via

The good folks over at (a project of The Gazette) asked to highlight on video last week's first Creative Corridor WordPress meetup, started by yours truly and my pal Christoph Trappe.  Sarah Binder, their "New Ventures" specialist both attended the session and took some video.  Check it out above or via YouTube. In the video you'll [...]

Technology, Marketing, & Solutions

My work in recent years has been based on helping small businesses utilize technology along with marketing ideas to better their experience/clients. It has looked like taking “tools” and enacting them (website, systems, and services).  What the client may not even know is they are paying me for is my ability to “converge” the issues […]

My Standing Desk Experiment

Last week I setup an affordable standing desk solution. A colleague and I had ordered some supplies from IKEA and made Home Depot run with intention of setting up “A standing desk for $22” as seen on This setup uses your existing desk and adds simple, but good looking, tables on top of it […]