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Startup Weekend Nassau — Recap

The journey of Startup Weekend Nassau began when The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approached Shift The Culture to collaborate on this project with them a few months back.

“You’re Going On A Boat To Do What?” – Starter Island 2015 And The Journey Ahead

A recent post by a fellow StartupBus alumni inspired me to write a log on what competitors and the general audience can expect for members on Starter Island.

Coworking Saved My Ass and Can Probably Save This Country

I was fired once about three years ago. Easily, the lowest point of my life at the time but it turned out to be one of the biggest learning experiences of my career.

Designing Better Processes with Evernote

I’ve been busy the last few months. In my early career as an independent consultant and contractor, I’ve met some notable and insightful lows with my highs. One of the biggest lessons can all be summed up into one general thought. How can I get better?

Teaching Kids With CodePen

Last week I had an amazing opportunity to help organize BETA Camp; a week long camp that introduces junior high school students to a high level view of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.

Drive For Design: Linking Project Documents

I’m back home refreshed and energized from my time at Front End Design Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. I was lucky enough to speak about my experiences working remote back home in The Bahamas. A part of the talk discussed some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned while trying to improve my workflow to be more efficient.

Hola, Solo – Going It Alone, What’s Next and the Mission at Hand

The time finally came. After a few months playing the waiting game, the dreaded email popped up in my inbox. To say I was surprised at the outcome wouldn’t be completely true.

How To Approach A Developer – A Few Etiquette Lessons for Startups and Entrepreneurs

As I’m about to go on StartupBus for the 2nd year in a row, I can’t help but think of all the experiences I’ve had with the startup culture. I’m fortunate to have had the opportunities to really get involve in the tech community since then and it has been an amazing experience.

Learning Habits – A Peek Into Some Daily Routines That Level Me Up

In our industry, we’re blessed with the gift and curse of continuous learning. There are a few resources and tricks I’ve picked up along the way that helped me learned a lot about the craft. I’ve decided to touch on just a little portion of what I do on a daily basis in order to stay in the loop and learn something new.

Hip Hop & The Web – How A Culture Can Define A Process

As a creator of the web, there are two things I am constantly thinking of: finding things that inspire me and also perfecting my workflow. That inspiration might be a new tool, framework or technique to use in a project. Above all I’m always trying to define a process that I can use to effectively do work.

Dos of Documentation – Things To Keep In Mind For Your Next Project

Documentation can seem like the less attractive part of what we do on a day-to-day basis, but it still stands as one of the most important part of our process as good developers.

Feeling Good About Refactoring – Getting Over Code Procrastination To Create Awesome Things

Don’t lie; you’ve gotten through a prototype or a phase 1 iteration of a project, but as soon as you have to revisit the project to refactor some code you’d rather find something else to do or start something new. Stop it.

Building (on) Your Tools – Combining Your Learnings and Experiences for Smarter Development

Being a passionate developer to me means getting a drive from the ability to create sophisticated products from a blank page and a few lines of code. I’ve reached the point in my professional growth where I realize it is not only important to build awesome and functional products, but it is also important to build them smarter and more efficiently.

Blank Canvas: February 23rd, 2022 featuring Travis Miller

On this week’s “Blank Canvas”, your host Diana Sands, Communications & Development Manager at the NAGB, interviews Travis Miller. Tune in to this discussion which centers on the business of art and how artists can use digital platforms to engage existing and new audiences.

The Venture Podcast (Archive)

This week we were joined by Travis Miller, a full stack developer at SPARK. Chris and Dave met Travis at Front End Conf where he gave a talk about hip hop and the web.

Wantrepreneur2Entrepreneur Podcast (Archive)

This week we were joined by Travis Miller, a full stack developer at SPARK. Chris and Dave met Travis at Front End Conf where he gave a talk about hip hop and the web.

Shop Talk Show Ep. 079: With Travis Miller (2013)

This week we were joined by Travis Miller, a full stack developer at SPARK. Chris and Dave met Travis at Front End Conf where he gave a talk about hip hop and the web.

SBDC makes big changes to its training model

Another hump encountered during the SBDC’s first year was that entrepreneurs were struggling with proof of concept. However, the SBDC has improved on this aspect of their program by creating a course alongside Venture Coworking that helps to take the entrepreneurs through the process.

Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) Confirmed Two New Hires

Two critical new hires highlight the gathering momentum being generated as the new Small Business Development Centre (SBDC) races toward its official launch on September 20.

Startup Weekend In Bahamas a Hit!

Seven Pitches. Seven Partners. One Weekend. 54 Hours. 14 Innovative Ideas … This was Startup Weekend Nassau! This inspiring journey began with meaningful and supportive collaboration between Shift the Culture, Techstars, the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, UP Global, Global Shapers Community Nassau, Startup Bahamas, the Inter-American Development Bank and Compete Caribbean.

Starter Island: Pig Beach (Part 4)

Article Series on Starter Island by Ashleigh Sean Rolle, Huffington Post Contributor and Participant on Starter Island.

Starter Island: Warderick Wells (Part 3)

Article Series on Starter Island by Ashleigh Sean Rolle, Huffington Post Contributor and Participant on Starter Island.

Starter Island: Rise of the Iguanas.Depth of the Conch (Part 2)

Article Series on Starter Island by Ashleigh Sean Rolle, Huffington Post Contributor and Participant on Starter Island.

Starter Island: Highbourne Cay (Part 1)

Article Series on Starter Island by Ashleigh Sean Rolle, Huffington Post Contributor and Participant on Starter Island.

Young Bahamian Entrepreneurs Compete to develop Business Concepts on “Starter Island” Journey

creative group of young Bahamian and International entrepreneurs will embark on a week-long journey focused on developing business ideas and concepts this summer. The competition, entitled “Starter Island” is scheduled for August 21-28 2015, and invites teams of entrepreneurs to plan and strategize their concepts for products and ideas, while vying for the grand prize.

StartupBus Day 3 & 4: Intensity reigns

Lindsay Nickel travels with her team of four to create a business in less than 72 hours as she rides from Tampa to Austin, Texas.

On Workflow Design for Bahamas Developer’s Association (BDA)(Video)

The Bahamas Developer’s Association is a place where local technology professionals, creatives, and entrepreneurs meetup on the third Saturday of every month to share ideas and collaborate on different projects both locally and globally. Travis Miller, a software industry vet and founder of #shifttheculture, #starterisland and many more!

Food for Thought Presentation (Hands for Hunger) (2019)

Every year in observance of World Hunger Day, Hands for Hunger hosts a panel discussion and open forum on the topics of national food security, health, and hunger. Food For Thought is an inspiring and unique opportunity to engage diverse members of the community on a topic related to food security in The Bahamas. The panel will consist of government officials working with school feeding; technology professionals; food industry leaders; community activists; and others who we believe will enrich the conversation.

Starter Island 2015 + 2016 Recap (Videos)

Starter Island is a 5-day competition held throughout the Islands of The Bahamas where teams of local and international entrepreneurs build their startups while exploring The Bahamas. This year we built and explored Nassau, Bahamas. We toured creative spaces and had special challenges all provided by Nassau’s entrepreneurial community.

Creativity, Technology & Life-Design Public Lecture Series: Health Innovation Incubator (Video)

The Creativity, Technology and Life-Design Public Lecture Series is a series of public lectures/events spearheaded by Dr Desiree Cox starting May 5th 2016 at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) This event takes the form of a Pitch Night where people pitch ideas and projects in a casual setting, being co-hosted by Shift the Culture (www.shifttheculture.com) and The HEALinc – Health Innovation Incubator – (www.thehealinc.com).

Startup Weekend Nassau – Recap (Video)

Startup Weekend is a 54hr event/competition for entrepreneurs, business/product managers, programmers, designers, marketers, and startup enthusiasts. Catch a recap video of our first ever Startup Weekend in Nassau, Bahamas

Branding with Sass (Front Porch 2015)

A company’s brand is an intangible yet priceless asset. Luckily with Sass we can make it tangible by defining and implementing brand elements in our projects. Branding with Sass keeps projects fresh and exciting and it adds continual value to your clients. From the initial design, to rebranding, and translating design consistency to different assets, this talk is about using brand development as a foundation for designing web interfaces and using Sass as a toolkit and resource for enhancing a company’s brand for the web and potentially everything else.