Articles by Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Introducing Tinderbox

Check out our new meetup Tinderbox. We created Tinderbox because we wanted a forum about creating products using software (and sometimes custom hardware). Tinderbox is technology agnostic because we all use a variety of tech to build things. At Carbon Five, we’re building with Ruby, JavaScript (client and server) and Objective-C/iOS, but we dabble with

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Project/Technology Showcase, April 25th

Carbon Five and Good Eggs are joining up to show off some of the projects they’ve recently worked with an emphasis on the technology that made them possible. We want to share what we think is interesting and what we’ve learned along the way. Genetic Symphony – A Genentech, IDEO, and Carbon Five collaboration for

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Tech Talk: Seth Ladd on Dart

Seth Ladd (Google, @sethladd) joined us last week and presented An Introduction to Dart: The structured web development platform. You should check it out, the folks over at Google are doing some interesting things. Dart is young and has potential. Learn more about Dart at http://dartlang.org. Thanks Seth! Looking forward to the next one.

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Lunchtime Tech Talk: Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz on Ember.js

On Wednesday, Tom Dale and Yehuda Katz joined us for a lunchtime tech talk. Tom gave a great overview of ember.js, a new JavaScript MVC born out of the work done on SproutCore 2.0. Here’s the video of the presentation and Q&A that followed: Happy JS hacking!

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Why We Are an Agile Shop

Last week we had a lively discussion about Agile development at Carbon Five. It was fun telling the story of how we got started with Agile nearly a decade ago. We discussed how it helps us deliver value and deal with the challenges we face as a services company. Here’s a summary of that conversation… How

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Event: Our Experience Building OVEE on 12/6

We just wrapped up the first phase of a project for ITVS, the Independent Television Service, and want to share the experience. We built OVEE, the online video engagement experience, on a short schedule with a small team. OVEE is a highly-interactive application built using node.js, mongodb, and a slew of other new tools/frameworks. Our

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Behind the Scenes at Carbon Five

Most of the posts here are about technology or process. While it’s probably easy to imagine what’s happening behind the scenes at Carbon Five through what we post, I’m going to fill in the gaps for those readers who want to know a little more about us. What We Do (when we’re not blogging) Carbon

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Austin Bound for SXSW

We have a posse of Carbon Five folk leaving tomorrow for SXSW.  If you’re going, check out our sessions: Play at Work: Agile Games for Productive Teams Friday 3:30 Get together with other conference attendees and play games in this unique participatory interaction. If you are curious about Agile development and want an insider view

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Announcing the Carbon Five News Network (C5NN)

There’s all kinds of interesting stuff out there and we try to keep on top of it.  We used to send email to an internal list to distribute interesting things to other Carbon Fivers.  For the last couple of weeks we’ve been posting to a link blog instead.  And with that, the Carbon Five News

Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Come Geek Out with us (again)!

The last Geek Out was both fun and informative. It’s time to do it again! So, next Thursday — 11/11 — we’re opening the doors to the San Francisco office and hosting another casual gathering. Want to see what other developers are working on or who’s using the latest and greatest gem/practice/database/etc? Do you have

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