Posts Posts by: "Michael Taus"

Last week at the Bend Venture Conference, Central Oregon’s newest (and only) business accelerator was unveiled. FoundersPad is a business accelerator focused on supporting concept stage startups. The initiative is a program of the Tech Alliance and is committed to Central Oregon’s entrepreneurial community and helping turn innovative product and service ideas into…(Read More)

Bend has a strong and growing startup ecosystem. The early-stage companies in our community include innovation in software, clean energy, recreation and countless other industries. We even have an active group of angel investors, advisors and mentors that help to shepherd these companies from idea to profitability and acquisition. Perhaps the most well-recognized…(Read More)

Cascadia Ruby is shaping up to be another great community gathering for the Pacific Northwest. Aquo is proud to be a Cascadia company and we’re proud to be sponsoring the event. Check out the awesome lineup of speakers and then go register. And a huge thanks to Ben and Shane for organizing… See ya…(Read More)

Check out the Engine Yard podcast “Cloud Out Loud” interview with Matt and Mike where we talk Aquo, how we work, Ruby on Ales, Bend, Oregon and lots more…(Read More)

Miles Forrest interviews Avdi Grimm on his new book “Exceptional Ruby”. Dealing with unexpected failures in code is tough, and oftentimes error processing is dealt with in a haphazard way. Hear the 5 questions you need to ask before writing code to handle unexpected failures, as well as his story about a cascading failure that…(Read More)

Ruby on Rails makes it easy to bootstrap a greenfield project. Unfortunately not all projects are greenfield, so sometimes you need to work with a legacy database schema. ActiveRecord is a great choice when you have a full control over your database from the very beginning, but what should you do if you need to…(Read More)

A well-deserved congratulations to the team at CiviData on the Beta launch of their new local government data aggregation and comparison tool. After several months of iteration, the product is being launched to invitees only. If you are an employee of a local or state government and want a better understanding of how your…(Read More)

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Well, Ruby on Ales came and went. Based on the feedback I received from attendees and speakers, everyone had a pretty good time. I’m pretty amazed that the whole thing came off without a hitch… whew! We are planning a repeat performance next year. And, we are considering options for a summer/fall event…(Read More)

Piotr Solnica, one of our team members, has just been added to the DataMapper Core Team.  Dan Kubb, the team lead, wrote: “Piotr has been involved in DataMapper for several years now, and has been doing some amazing work on the DataMapper Property API, heading up our CI server configuration and many other areas… he…(Read More)

Following the massive earthquake off the North East coast of Japan, hundreds of thousands are without shelter, power, food or water. Japan is the birthplace of Ruby. Matz and the Ruby core team have made our lives better. It’s now our turn to help. Rubyists for Japan is an effort to help build awareness…(Read More)