Dream Big

Ben Buie | 6/4/14

I’ve mentioned before that one of my favorite things to do is to watch video podcasts. Some people watch the nightly news on TV, I watch it on my phone. It is not only more convenient, but I can also watch it at 2x the speed and get twice the information in the same amount Read More >>

A Whiteboard ‘Spark’ed Innovation

Ben Buie | 4/23/14

I published an article about whiteboards on SparkBoulder.com recently and it got me thinking about how whiteboards played a big part in the history of Spark Boulder, the first space for startups at CU. Myself, Fletcher, and the nLab had worked for months trying to find a space on campus for student entrepreneurs. Despite our efforts, we Read More >>

Fixer Upper

Ben Buie | 4/16/14

Brooke and I have been trying to buy a while. We got the bug almost a year ago when I started working at Voltage. Banks don’t sell entrepreneurs homes, so I figure I had better take advantage of this opportunity while I have it (not that I’m planning to leave Voltage any time soon, because Read More >>

Fjallraven Live Instagram Feed

Ben Buie | 4/3/14

I love it when a client asks for something that you don’t see every day. Fjallraven recently launched their flagship stores in Boulder and New York and they wanted to integrate their Instagram account with the event. They asked us to create a live feed where guests could tag their photos with #fjallravenUSA and have Read More >>

Make Every Day Count

Ben Buie | 3/24/14

We could all be reminded more often to make every moment count in life. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Kung Fu Panda: “Quit, don’t quit? Noodles, don’t noodles? You are too concerned about what was and what will be. There is a saying: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, Read More >>

Polar

Ben Buie | 3/23/14

Skills: Instagram API, Javascript, jQuery, Shopify, CSS, HTML The best thing about this project was learning to pull an image stream from Instagram using a hashtag. This turned out to be easier than I thought it would. The only snag was getting the new Instagram videos to load and play correctly.

The Power Of Belief

Ben Buie | 3/22/14

I love to construct theories for life. Sometimes my theories are eventually supported by scientific evidence and sometimes they are debunked. One theory that is getting more and more scientific support is the power the thoughts we think have on our well being. I found Kelly’s TED Talk to be both supportive and surprising. Check Read More >>

Dirty Girl Run Site Development

Ben Buie | 3/21/14

Link: http://godirtygirl.com/ Skills: Responsive, Javascript, PHP, WordPress, Custom Slider, Custom Post Types (WP) I love projects that take me longer than a week, and this was one of them. This responsive site has three breakpoints (mobile, tablet, desktop) which significantly increased the front-end design time. I had a ton of fun adding in some unusual functionality Read More >>

Brunton Power Calculator App

Ben Buie | 3/20/14

Link: Power Calculator Skills: Javascript, Shopify, iPad Kiosk, HTML, CSS This project got me out of my comfort zone a little bit. Another developer had done some of the initial design for this app and then it was handed off to me to re-write it for a significantly different design. Wading through the code was Read More >>

Mountain Matchmaker Facebook App

Ben Buie | 3/19/14

Link: Mountain Matchmaker Skills: PHP, Javascript, Responsive, Facebook app, Jquery UI, Javascript One of my favorite things about working at Voltage is the variety of projects I get to work on. One week it is a WordPress site, the next a Shopify theme, the next a landing page with API integration, and a while back Read More >>