December 17, 2012 - Monday

Demo Day

In the middle of all your holiday planning, there's one event you won't want to miss - DEMO DAY!

Our current students in DaVinci Coders will be finishing up their studies with one final performance at Demo Day on Monday, December 17th. Presentations will involve both solo and team efforts, along with no small amount of ingenuity.

Join us for this festive evening. Light appetizers, drinks, and awesomeness are also on the docket for the event. An After Party will follow at Ralphies Sports Tavern next door.

The end of the DaVinci Coders class in no way means the end for these students. In the same way a diploma doesn’t make you an expert, the process of learning never really stops. Rather, it better frames the road and possibilities that lie before them. It’s an important lesson being able to sustain personal growth moving forward on top of what skills students have gained here in just 11-weeks. It’s no small feat becoming ingrained in a new community and finding a whole new beginning in the software development and design world in this short period of time. 


DaVinci Coders is a beginner-based, full-immersion, 11-week program designed to help motivated, passionate individuals reboot their lives. Computer programmers are in huge demand and this school is designed to help people like you get started. Students have the option of taking either Ruby on Rails (back-end coding) or HTML5/Javascript (front-end coding) to learn how to build their own web applications.

Our next classes will start on January 14, 2013. At DaVinci Coders, we're looking for a few remarkable people who want to be a part of this life changing opportunity. Many will apply, but only a few will be chosen. Are you one of them?

EVENT: Demo Day - Holiday Party
DATE: December 17, 2012 - Monday
TIME: 6:00pm-8:00pm

LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions

COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: Demo Day
SPEAKERS: Jim Ray, Richard Jones, Thomas Frey

HOST: Jim Ray

Senior Development Instructor

Jim Ray is a seasoned veteran of software development, specializing in Ruby on Rails. He brings with him an unusual energy and passion for working with beginner-based programmers.

Jim’s experiences include everything from working on a TechStars company – BlipSnips, to large corporate experience with Lexis Nexis, to fast moving small businesses like LinuxGlobe, Jabber, MosaicGlobe, and ID Watchdog, to private contracting.

HOST: Richard Jones

Lead Instructor for DaVinci Coders

Richard is the Lead Instructor for DaVinci Coders where he specializes in teaching frontend development - HTML5, CSS3, and advanced Javascript. He also has extensive experience as a full stack developer using NodeJS+MongoDB on the backend.

Richard holds a degree in Digital Media, and has been actively pushing the envelope of web development since 2002. Prior to entering the web industry, Richard served in the U.S. Army working in various technical fields including telecommunications and networking. Richard is currently forming a giclee and large-format printing service. He also teaches Web Development for the BDW program at the University of Colorado, and has a long history of freelance development.

HOST: Thomas Frey

Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute

Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.

As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come.  His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.

Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists."  Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.