Getting started with the Philly startup / tech scene

Jumping into a new tech scene can be a daunting task. When I came from New York, it took me a while to understand which meetups to attend, who I needed to speak to, and specifically what industry the city was known for. A number of these links came from Yuriy Porytko, who gave me……


Links from the latest newsletters

In the past, I’ve been posting that week’s newsletter on here nearly immediately after it went out to your emails. What I’ve decided to do recently was send out the newsletter every TWO weeks instead of each week, and now post this once a month, thereby combining the newsletters. I have had a nice couple……


Microsoft guiding startups to funding with Ventures

CNBC recently wrote an article titled How to get Microsoft to mentor your big idea, which I wanted to share, because I get asked this exact question pretty frequently. Last summer I also shared my slide deck, which was an overview of Microsoft Ventures. From the article: Microsoft is one of many companies that have created……


A collection of resources for students / startups

Over the last two years I’ve collected a ton of resources for students and startups, so I thought I’d finally create one blog post to combine them all. If you feel that I’m missing anything, leave a note in the comments and I’d be glad to add it!   How I got started with Technical……


My weekly newsletter for HTML5, Startups, VC, and game dev

This is my weekly newsletter which covers my favorite stories of the week in the fields of Tech, HTML5, Startups, Game Dev, and Venture Capital. If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand……


Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Dave Voyles on the State of Startups in Philadelphia

Last week I spoke to students at Villanova’s School of Business about the state of startups in Philadelphia. Villanova also has a program for entrepreneurial minded students called the Center for Innovation, Creativity, and Entreprenuership (ICE). Here’s a breif blurb: During our discussions, Dave also touched on a number of resources available to people in the……


Microsoft Ventures opens an accelerator in Seattle, applications open

Microsoft Ventures, the startup branch of the company, has recently opened an accelerator in Seattle, and is looking for more candidates to attend. Previously, they were only looking for stratups working in home automation or the IoT sector, but they have begun to expand their focus, stating: We are also announcing our next Microsoft Ventures……


Intro to Azure power point

I recently gave an introduction to Azure talk at the Harrisburg .NET code camp Below is the slide deck I used for the presentation. Azure overview – Active Directory, SQL, and Web Hosting from Dave Voyles The post Intro to Azure power point appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech Evangelist at Microsoft.


Book recommendation: The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals

That hardest part of my job is managing my time. I’ve got many things to juggle at once, from technical competence, writing code, learning about what’s coming, and maintaining multiple relationships with folks across Philadelphia and the gaming industry. I struggle to focus on a select few goals at a time, but It’s slowly getting……


My weekly newsletter is out – HTML5, Game Dev, Startups

This is my weekly newsletter which covers my favorite stories of the week in the fields of Tech, HTML5, Startups, Game Dev, and Venture Capital. If you find some links that you think would be useful, feel free to share! You can always subscribe (or unsubscribe) by clicking on the MailChimp widget on the right-hand side……