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Meetup #28 — VanRockin!

Have you ever had one of those project ideas that comes to you in a flash of inspiration, then you burn the midnight oil for many nights furiously writing code until you've finally got something that works kind of like what you imagined?

Dan Everson's new side project is exactly that: a wonderful thing born of imagination and brought to life through resourceful and skillful development. Largely coded in a rocket burn of activity over the winter holidays, Dan invites you to try out the newest, funkiest way to communicate with people in your vicinity:

VanRockin! is a map-centric chat application for desktop and mobile use. The initial goal is to facilitate chat and in-person meetups among van dwellers. The stack includes javascript, websockets, Go, Postgres, OpenStreetMap, and Twilio. Dan will demo its unusual interface and discuss its design and the challenges in taking this from nothing to reality.

Bring your laptop and you can help load test in real time!

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Dan Evenson is the founder of Pathway Systems and inventor of Blueprints™, a web-based, collaborative, automatable, CAD system for IT workers.

Sponsored by Cro Software Solutions and the CoLab

Once again we will be at The CoLab and we will be doing announcements and show-and-tell before the presentation starts. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comments.

More information about this month's topic is available on our Meetup page >

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