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……


It’s Always Sunny at Philly Codefest

I had the pleasure of attending Drexel University’s Philly Codefest this weekend for the second year in a row. Students and professionals had 36 hours to create a project of their choice, then showcase it to a panel of judges. The post It’s Always Sunny at Philly Codefest appeared first on Dave Voyles | Tech…


Talk at Temple U – Entering the world of computer science

I had the pleasure of speaking at David Rice’s CIS 105 class at Temple University today, and for the last 3 semesters I have been speaking with entry level Computer Science class, which is required for all students who are currently in, or considering the major. Some resources mentioned: Nextplex Meetup.com Philly Codefest BizSpark DreamSpark……


Indie Dev Podcast – Ep 26 – Howard Dortch, Shawnee State University

Listen to the podcast Download the .mp3 Subscribe via iTunes Howard is an industry veteran who now works in academia at Shawnee State University’s game development program in Ohio. Before working in education, Howard had roles at AMD, as well as Sony, specifically at Verant in San Diego, where he worked on Everquest. As someone……


Tutorials: Creating your first website with Azure

My Tech Evangelist colleagues, Joe Raio and Brian Sherwin, have create a great set of video tutorials on how to create your own website using Azure. This is part of Microsoft’s Choose to Code campaign, which guides your middle and high school students through a series of online tutorials walking them through the process of creating and……


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……


DreamSpark tutorials for students – WordPress, websites, and games

Randy Guthrie, an Academic Evangelist on our Evangelism team at Microsoft, put together a great set of video tutorials for students who take advantage of DreamSpark. He also teaches at Arizona State, and has an active blog there for his students. Below, you’ll find several of his video tutorials to get you  started:    ……


How to get into the games industry – networking

For this ongoing event, I plan on illustrating a number of ways that you can get started in the gaming industry, regardless of your background. You don’t need to be a rock star programmer or have a degree in fine art to begin. Fortunately, the internet has more than enough resources to get you off……


Create a WordPress site on Azure using DreamSpark

Create a WordPress on Azure using DreamSpark from joescars   My colleague in Florida, Joe Raio, put together a great power point deck on how to create a WordPress site in Azure using DreamSpark. DreamSpark is MIcrosoft’s free iniative for students to take advantage of our software and platform, such as Azure. If your school……


How to win a hackathon talk, Penn Apps 2015

Here is the slide deck that I used during my Penn Apps 2015 talk this weekend. During this talk, I illustrate how the teams I was on at two Fortune 50 companies, Comcast & Microsoft, both won hackathons, and some tools of the trade. I also point you towards a number of starter projects and……