Rogue Tech Tour Brings 60 Students to Medford and Ashland Tech Companies

The first Rogue Tech Tour happened Friday October 28th. It brought together over 50 computer science students from Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT), Southern Oregon University(SOU), Rogue Community College(RCC), and Klamath Community College(KCC). Here are just a few highlights from the day! Ashland Company Tour Students from OIT and KCC caught an early bus from …

October SOGgy meeting packs the table 

October was kicked off with a GREAT Southern Oregon Geeks (SOGgy) meeting.  The tables were packed with 25 people attending that evening.  Lots of great tech discussion.  While the plan was to socialize first and then sit down for dinner like August, the back area was double booked so we grabbed our regular table and …

New Meetup: Software Craftsmanship Rogue Valley

Sean Culver from Zeal sent out this announcement: We have taken a break from our normal Rogue.rb meetings, meanwhile we have been putting our energy into a new group. I’m proud to introduce our new group Software Craftsmanship Rogue Valley. This language agnostic group welcomes all programming languages. I hope all of you join this …

SOGGy July Meeting

About a dozen geeks attended the July SOGGy meeting; three of them were new to the group, having been directed there after visiting the RogueTechHub Meetup Page. Join us on the First Thursday of each month at Four Daughters on East Main in Medford for tech chatter.  

UI/UX Workshop at Zeal

A half-dozen folks turned out for the latest session of the UI/UX Workshop at Zeal. Trever Yarrish is a dynamic speaker and enthusiastic promoter of whatever topic he’s presenting. This evening’s UI/UX Workshop at Zeal focused on prototyping; part 4 (of 5) in the Google Ventures (GV) Design Sprint Process. The Design Sprint is “a …

CocoaHeads June Meeting

Everything old is new again. This cool retro image, taken with a current model of iphone is courtesy of a new app called BitCam that one of the CocoaHeads discovered. The app also emulates the original bit-mapped look and feel of Mac OS 6. Graduation Weekend is here! Everyone is celebrating in their own way–and …

SOGGy June Meeting

Energy abounded at this month’s meeting of the Southern Oregon Geek Group (SOGGy). Rogue Tech Hub seems to be helping to connect the tech in Southern Oregon; thanks for spreading the word!   New attendees included representatives from a local credit union, an independent computer security consultant, and a marketing consultant. Many regulars came to …

Tech Talk: UX vs. CRO

Brandon Kirkland conducted an enthusiastic Tech Talk on the topic of UX vs. CRO this past Tuesday afternoon. The talk was presented to a small, diverse group of folks who shared an interest in learning how to shape User eXperience (UX) to maximize Conversion Rate (CRO). The two terms can be confused, based on the …

CocoaHeads May Meeting

This month we talked about the great Tech Workshop that Randy Coulman gave on Refactoring. Since most of the attendees had lots of experience with coding, they listened carefully to the description provided by Paul, who had attended the workshop. For more details, please see the wrap-up on the RogueTechHub Event WrapUps Page. Other topics …

Tech Workshops at SOU: Refactoring

This workshop was for heavy coders; those who are often called-upon to clean-up, speed-up and clarify code. Randy Coulman delivered a mob-programming-style workshop, in consideration of the diversity of the audience’s programming languages. He used a simple inventory system as a basis for the technique of refactoring (reorganizing | rewriting | rewording | renaming) elements …