Building Daily SMS News Notifications with NodeJS


First they showed you how to build SMS weather alerts in Node, now the boys from Stamplay are back showing you how to build a daily SMS news service, of course, in Node. Stamplay helps automate development steps that you’d have to otherwise have to code. Let’s dive into the tutorial, the code, and all that code you’re saved from writing. Read the original post right… Read More

Jimmy Jacobson Talks About Wedgies, The White House, and Social Polling


Wedgies co-founder, Jimmy Jacobson, gets a few things out the way at the start of the podcast. Naming the social-polling company he founded Wedgies was not the result of losing a bet   While the company is based in Las Vegas, they do not operate out of a casino   Jimmy and his fellow co-founder bought the domain fair and square…from a guy right before… Read More

Meet The Speakers: David Lyons, Jeff Sloyer, and Genevieve Nielsen


The countdown to SIGNAL marches on. We’re back with another installment in the Meet The Speakers series. If you missed part 1, don’t fret. It’s right here. In part 2, we’ll introduce you to a React.js enthusiast, a CTO making public services more accessible, and a developer advocate who is buddies with IBM Watson. David Roberts David Roberts is a coder, runner, coffee drinker and software… Read More

3 SIGNAL Speakers to Get You Started with the Internet of Things


Tired of watching your Arduino collect dust on your desk? We’ve got three rad speakers queued up at SIGNAL to get you started with hardware hacking and the Internet of Things. Katy Moe Live Codes her Hand Katy Moe is a cyborg. Literally. She implanted an NFC transponder in her hand that runs JavaScript. Her talk at SIGNAL is about the opportunities and pitfalls of open hardware… Read More

VoiceIt Strengthens Your Security with Voice Biometrics In The Age Of Sophisticated Cyber Attacks


Run of the mill security isn’t cutting it.  Modern cyber attacks are increasingly effective at penetrating the outdated security measures employed by large companies such as Target, Sony, and BCBS.  Even the US Government has struggled to stay ahead of hackers, who were able to forward every incoming call to the Director of the CIA from his home phone to the Free Palestine Movement hotline. Yep… Read More

Breaking Through Bottlenecks: How Lyft Scaled To Success [SIGNAL Rewind]


Lyft has scaled rapidly to say the least. They’re valued at over two-billion, and recently raised a billion dollars, with 500 million of that coming from General Motors. If you used Lyft back in 2013, you might have had trouble getting a Lyft on a Friday night. They didn’t have enough people driving with Lyft then. This is the struggle of a two-sided marketplace – you… Read More

Don’t Reinvent The Wheel: Whispir Helps Developers Deploy Faster


Redundancy is good. Except when you’re writing redundant code. Whispir, and their developers, are not fans of redundant code. They’re into devs spending more time focusing on their strong suits. Whispir hopes to give developers that time back, by offering pre-built communications solutions devs can add on to their existing hacks. Consider it as stacking their lego blocks onto your lego blocks, if lego blocks were… Read More

Building a React Powered Video Chat


One of the most challenging conversations in software development is debating the modernization of an existing application. In fact telling your boss that you want to rewrite something in a new technology may not always end well. But with so many new and better frameworks like React being released every day, there are definitely times where it makes sense to bite the bullet and go green(field). Thanks to… Read More