July 1, 2013 - Monday
Coming up in July, 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, July 1st. 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 Ruby on Rails 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.
Our next classes will start on July 15, 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?
NOTE: Free appetizers, wine, beer (must be over 21), and refreshments will be served as part of this celebration.
EVENT: Demo Day for DaVinci Coders Ruby on Rails
DATE: July 1, 2013 - Monday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free
TOPIC: Demo Day
SPEAKERS: Daniel Stutzman, Deb Frey, Jason Noble, Thomas Frey
HOST: Daniel Stutzman
Daniel is a freelance software developer in Boulder, CO. His nine years of professional experience include five years with Ruby on Rails for Rosetta Stone and Quick Left. He currently teaches Web Development with Ruby at DaVinci Coders. See DaVinciCoders.com to enroll in the term starting October.
HOST: Deb Frey
Vice President - DaVinci Institute
Deb Frey is the Vice President of the DaVinci Institute with responsibility for the company’s Global Design and New Business Development. In this role, she continues to advance the corporate initiative, which is, as Deb puts it, “Creating the future we all want for our children.” As DaVinci Institute’s Vice President, Deb helps to define the key projects and initiatives for resource commitment, keeps her finger on the pulse of the local social climate and prides herself in understanding and embracing a talented and diverse world-wide community.
Deb serves as booking agent for Futurist Keynote Speaker Thomas Frey. She handles the booking, contracts and travel arrangements to ensure a great experience for both the client and for Thomas.
Deb also serves as a contributing editor to the Impact Lab, the DaVinci Institute blog billed as “a laboratory of the future human experience.” She is an expert in the latest trends in research, news reviews, topical studies, and all the “crazy stuff” ignored by mainstream media.
In addition to her executive duties, Deb helps to systematize the many faces of DaVinci Institute including DaVinci Coders and DaVinci Inventor Showcase. Innovative and inventive her staff will tell you, “She sparkles”.
HOST: Jason Noble
Senior Ruby on Rails Instructor
Jason Noble is a Senior Software Engineer that has worked with Ruby and Ruby on Rails technologies for the last seven years. He started professional life in 2000 with a systems engineering background. His first Rails website automated systems engineering tasks. He then went on to build websites dealing with cable TV content systems, and helping people find their next place to live. He moved to Colorado in March 2011, to work with Pivotal Labs in Boulder and currently works in the smart energy sector.While living in Atlanta GA, Jason taught a free intro to Ruby on Rails course which was offered as part of the Atlanta Ruby User Group. Over 100 students took this class, and a large majority of those graduates are now working with Ruby on Rails.
For the last year and a half, Jason has been a senior instructor at the DaVinci Institute. His class, “Building the Toolbelt of a Junior Ruby on Rails Apprentice” is a 13 week immersive class that will provide you an introduction to the tools utilized by Ruby on Rails software developers.
Jason is a top 45 contributor (out of over 2800+ contributors) to the Ruby on Rails framework and has spent a lot of time helping to write the Ruby on Rails Guides, which are freely available to the public. He also has contributed to numerous other open source projects including the Pivotal Tracker gem and omniauth-github.
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.
6:00 - 6:30 - Networking - Meet the Coders - Meet the Instructors
6:30 - 8:00 - Demo Day Demos
8:00 - 10:00 - After Party at Ralphies