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Civic Apps Using Open Data: Shockoe Annual Hackathon

Civic Apps Using Open Data: Shockoe Annual Hackathon

Shockoe’s team uses open data to develop useful and innovative civic apps for the City of Richmond during its annual hackathon that measurably impact the daily tasks of individuals and organizations. Check out our full press release on the details of all...

Key for Success: Begin With the End in Mind

Key for Success: Begin With the End in Mind

  "Begin with the end in mind" is the 2nd habit of Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The driving rationale behind this habit is that if you envision what you want in the future, you can work and plan towards it. Utilizing this...

From Hardhats to Enterprise Apps: Designing at Shockoe

From Hardhats to Enterprise Apps: Designing at Shockoe

If you would have asked me this time last year if I was going to be working for a growing application design and development firm serving fortune 500 companies - I would have said, 'In my dreams!' Now, I can proudly say that is a reality, and I’m still pinching...

Energetic Designer Seeking Long-Term Teammates

Energetic Designer Seeking Long-Term Teammates

  Me: Designer at a fast growing, Richmond-based mobile startup seeking long term relationship with boundary pushing, continuously learning designers. You: Talented, eager individual looking for an opportunity to design alongside a team...

Profiling Titanium: Getting a picture of the Kroll toll

Profiling Titanium: Getting a picture of the Kroll toll

As cross-platform developers, we all know that maintaining speed in a complex codebase is of paramount importance. When you’re adding layers of abstraction to your code in hopes of being able to share large portions of it across disparate platforms, the little steps...

Teaching Course 491 – Week #1

Teaching Course 491 – Week #1

It seems like every day brings news of yet another development or venture at Shockoe; this time it was Adjunct Professor Roles at VCU. Last fall we met with the Chair of the Computer Science Department who asked Edwin and I to teach the first Mobile Development Course...

Interning at Shockoe as a Young Bachelor in the City

Interning at Shockoe as a Young Bachelor in the City

Many see an intern as the low man on the totem pole, and I am no exception. However, I bear this designation not with the corporate shame of an errand monkey, but with intense pride. I form the mighty foundation of our close-knit team of developers and managers here...

Underscore.js – Everything you didn’t know you needed

Underscore.js – Everything you didn’t know you needed

Underscore.js (_.js for short) is a phenomenal javascript library that most web and Titanium developers are likely familiar with at this point.  What you may not know is that _.js is bundled with Alloy, letting you use the awesome collection of commonly used functions...

RichTech Award Ceremony Winners in 2013

RichTech Award Ceremony Winners in 2013

On the evening of May 8th, the Marriott Richmond held the 18th Annual Richmond Technology (RichTech) Awards in celebration of the many breakthroughs, advancements and outstanding technologists Richmond offers. As Richmond’s “Academy Awards” of Technology, the Gala...

RVA Game Jams: Dragenvoy- Ludum Dare 26!

RVA Game Jams: Dragenvoy- Ludum Dare 26!

This past weekend RVA Game Jams hosted a real-world meetup for Ludum Dare 26!  The ludum dare comes in two flavors, a 48-hour solo competition and a 72-hour group based game jam.  We had participants in both flavors at the 804RVA jam location, and saw some great...

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