Another Seattle Angel Conference, another pitch practice. We invited Seattle's local startups to come and practice their pitch in front of three seasoned Angel investors to get their feedback; John Sechrest, Elaine Werffeli, and Javier Soto. Thoughts from the evening: Presence & Poise John: Why don't Angels want just look
Thoughts from the Foothills
This is the blog of Jay Beavers who lives in Duvall Washington, raises a wonderful family, writes code, and invests in startups for a living.
This week at the Microsoft Ability Summit 2015, we held another hackathon to work on technology for people with disabilities. The team I worked on focused on the problem of using Tobii's EyeX sensor in sunlight where IR interference often makes the sensor malfunction. We wrote a simple application to
Prelude: Seattle Hardware Workshop I recently attended Seattle Hardware Workshop and learned quite a bit. Thank you @marcbarros for considering our work here in Microsoft Research a 'startup' so we could benefit from the collective wisdom of the Seattle startup community. Two thoughts I took away from the workshop are
I've been busy updating the source code and design documentation for Rocket Bot. You can now find: Design files for the base plates, pneumatic system, and electronics on Github. Source code for the Arduino libraries that control the Drive Base and Rocket Platform. Source code for the communications protocol (Reflecta)