ZEIT ONLINE has been relaunched

ZEIT ONLINE (ZON) has been relaunched a week ago. Over at zeit.de you will find a beautiful news site – no matter if you are browsing on your phone, tablet or desktop. A responsive news site relying on ad revenue is technically interesting. But there are journalistic innovations as well, that I have been longing… ZEIT ONLINE has been relaunched weiterlesen

Time to have Dinnr

Dinnr filled with test events from our presentation at Makers Academy.

I’m in my last of 12 weeks Makers Academy. It’s hard to believe and at the same time I’m okay with it. Maybe I’m spoiled by our smooth and rewarding final project but I feel ready for the market. I want to build apps that are actually used. But before I tell you about my plans… Time to have Dinnr weiterlesen

Ready for the finals

Ready to start into the finals.

Today I’m going to start my final project at Makers Academy. Kate Beavis, Chris Ward and Sean Haughton and I will build a social network for people who like to cook together. My friend Patrick Abele came up with the idea some time ago and responded to my call for pitches two weeks ago. There have been several… Ready for the finals weiterlesen

Pitch uns dein Projekt und gewinne 450 Webentwickler-Stunden gratis

Ich werde mit vier weiteren Makers-Academy-Studenten zwei Wochen lang alles geben, um ein überzeugendes Abschlussprojekt zu programmieren. Aktuelle Technik: Ob Angular, Node, Backbone oder Rails – wir wählen das beste Tool für den Job. Test driven: Wir liefern keinen Code aus, der nicht durch und durch getestet ist. Wir legen Wert auf sauberen, objektorientierten und gut lesbaren… Pitch uns dein Projekt und gewinne 450 Webentwickler-Stunden gratis weiterlesen

Week5: JavaScript and APIs

A bit more than five weeks ago I tried to read a programming book. It was recommended as one of the best books to learn Ruby with. I had a feeling that „The Well Grounded Rubyist“ was a really good book. But I didn’t understand it. The author David A. Black writes about hashes, arrays, variables and… Week5: JavaScript and APIs weiterlesen

Welcome to Chitter

So sieht eine kleine Datenbank im Terminal aus. Jede Nachricht die geschrieben wird, jeder Nutzer, der sich anmeldet, wird darin gespeichert.

True. It’s not the most user-friendly web app ever made. And it’s not particularly beautiful either, but I am very happy to present you… the new Twitter: „Chitter“. Chitter was last weekend’s challenge. You can read messages in a public stream, you can sign up to write messages yourself. That’s what we call the Skateboard at… Welcome to Chitter weiterlesen

An entrepreneur enabling startup: The story of Makers Academy

Makers Academy's new online programming course "Ronin" has started in February. Jordan and Pavel are running the first cohort.

There is more to a startup than a brick-walled office space, bean bags and a ping pong table. A startup needs a product and a story.  Last week Evgeny Shadchev, CEO and co-founder of Makers Academy, told us how much pain it was, to find the beautiful office in which I’ve been learning how to code… An entrepreneur enabling startup: The story of Makers Academy weiterlesen

The Kindergarten-state-of-mind

My Colleague Tom in one of our last talks. You really have to bring a fresh and positive mind if you want to grasp what's going on here.

„Don’t worry about feeling stupid.“ They keep telling you this at Makers Academy. „You will get used to not knowing how things work,“ is another piece of advice I have heard several times. But I do worry that I’m too stupid to get my head around this. I thought I knew how to make my… The Kindergarten-state-of-mind weiterlesen