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ConFoo 2018: CSS-Grid

Apr 04, 2018 | by Jon Opdahl, Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

Before you ask, no I don’t know why the conference is named ConFoo, but I can tell you what ConFoo is. The Confoo Conference is an international conference focusing on various aspects of web development. It began as a conference focusing strictly on PHP programming, but in the 15 years since its conception Yann Larrivée, the conference’s founder, has grown it into a developer-focused colloquium focusing on multiple technologies, the majority being used within a web-development context.

I headed into ConFoo with the intention of focusing on learning more about the areas of web security and JavaScript, but surprisingly one of the best talks I attended** was about a cutting edge CSS feature that alleviates the pain of laying out a website with CSS: CSS-Grid.

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Women of Innovation: A Champion in Our Backyard

Nov 14, 2017 | by Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist | Tags: Company Culture, Mobile App Development

The 10th Annual Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Women of Innovation Awards took place yesterday, and Daniela and I were very excited to be in attendance.

The awards recognized and celebrate women in business, government, or academia who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students were also recognized at both the secondary (grades 7-12) and collegiate levels, receiving scholarships in their categories.

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Hey, There's an App for That!

Aug 10, 2017 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Mobile App Development

The third summer of the 9-week ISE Coding Garage program came to a close last night, concluding with mobile app presentations and an awards ceremony. In early June, the program started with 15 self-driven students working on their own apps, and ended yesterday as 12 students presented their creations for judging. A new enhancement to this year's presentations was the judging app, created by one of the ISE interns, Jordan Pohlman.

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2017 Coding Garage Projects and Progress

Jul 20, 2017 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Mobile App Development

We’re over halfway through the 2017 ISE Coding Garage!  This year 15 enthusiastic high school students from the Iowa City area are well on their way to creating Android Apps for judging at the end of the session. 

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