GE, UofL Open FirstBuild Microfactory

In Louisville, KY today, General Electric, Local Motors and the University of Louisville joined together to open the FirstBuild micro-factory. FirstBuild designs, builds and sells home appliances using an online co-creation community and micromanufacturing model to accelerate new product introductions This new model enables faster development, testing, customization and small-batch production. “Just like Local Motors … Continued

IT Courses for general audience at UNLV for Fall 2014

In Fall 2014, the Department of Computer Science at UNLV will be offering three courses for people who are interested in building large-scale database-driven websites. The first course introduces students to object-oriented programming with Ruby. The second and third courses will provide details of building agile websites with Ruby on Rails, CSS, and web data processing … Continued

Las Vegas Developer Speaks at Scala Days in Berlin

Scala Days, the premier Scala Conference, made its fifth annual debut on June 16th, 2014 at the Kosmos in Berlin. The conference brought together developers from all corners of the world to share their experiences and new ideas around creating applications with Scala. Scala Days provided a unique opportunity for Scala users to interact with the … Continued

Behind SXSW V2V: Lean Privacy Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

Lean Privacy Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs took place at SXSW V2V on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Inspired by the Lean Startup methodology, “Lean Privacy” is a new user-centric approach to improving data privacy management at startups. Its purpose is to help entrepreneurs understand how to use privacy as an opportunity to build trust with their users … Continued

VegasTechFund Backed Rolltech featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal

Alan Snel of the Las Vegas Review Journal sits down with VegasTechFund-backed Rolltech in this piece “App lets bowlers track and share scores and stats.” “Passionate bowler Rich Belsky wanted to track his improving scores digitally. How about creating an app that tracks bowling scores in real time by tapping into bowling centers’ scoring systems and sharing … Continued

Rally Fighter Featured In Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction

See the Rally Fighter from Transformers

Have you heard the news? The Local Motors Rally Fighter is featured in Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction! “Looks like a race car, rides like a luxury vehicle,” the team writes in the product description. “A rugged tube chassis construction complemented with all the requisite creature comforts. This 50-state street legal off-road desert racer is at home … Continued

Local Motors Announces Partnership With TechShop

Local Motors, Inc. the world’s leading open-source hardware innovation company, announced a new marketing partnership with TechShop. This new collaboration brings together two, like-minded communities of makers, and empowers the development of new products though a combination of online and physical innovation spaces. Local Motors is excited to celebrate this partnership on the heels of its participation … Continued

Sunrise Mountain High School Named as Winner of Second GAMA/Build A Plane STEM Competition

Four Sunrise Mountain High School students, their teacher and two advisors are going to Washington state on an all-expense paid trip for two weeks to help build an airplane as a result of winning a nationwide STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competition. The contest was sponsored by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and other … Continued

Help Plan Las Vegas with the SC2 Challenge

The Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge is a federally funded program to generate new and innovative economic development ideas for United States cities through a worldwide competition. First announced in July 2011, this initiative seeks to strengthen neighborhoods, towns, cities, and regions around the country by enhancing the capacity of local governments to develop and … Continued

Tech Cocktail’s Job Spotlight: 3 Open Vegas Tech Jobs

Looking for a job in the Vegas Tech community? Tech Cocktail’s job board is a great place to search! “Hunting for jobs, updating resumes, and writing cover letters take time, but we’ve done some of the legwork for you,” the Tech Cocktail team writes in this post. “Our Job Board is an assemblage of some of the … Continued