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  • The Rise of Madison's Startup Community - Hardin Design & DevelopmentHardin Design & Development
    worldwide venture capital investment in tech startups cities The findings outlined in an article published in City Lab note when one holds for population proudly Madison Wisconsin boasts number 14 among the list of top 20 metros on a per capita basis in North America In the last five years the buzz around Madison s tech scene has reached record levels The Madison metropolitan area received about 63 million dollars in venture capital which is equivalent to 100 per capita This ranks Madison close to the top ten for venture capital investment in the world just behind Salt Lake City Toronto and New York With Madison beginning to peak among tech powerhouses Dr Florida isn t surprised at the rapid growth I am a big fan of Madison and like many great college towns with top research universities it would tend to punch above its weight Madison s ranking indicates its competitive environment high density of startup activity and affordable cost of living While we are well below Silicon Valley Boston and Austin we are being grouped with Los Angeles and Denver This is a story about our region that is worth sharing While other communities boast about greater levels

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  • AngelList Provides Over $160M in Funding - Hardin Design & DevelopmentHardin Design & Development
    growing needs of entrepreneurial startups raised over 160 million online in 2015 According to techcrunch com that s 56 percent in growth over the last year These investments were placed in private rounds and institutional funds with each equating to about 40 percent of deals How is AngelList so successful Their recruiting tactic matches potential hires as well as sources funding Because the entrepreneurship market is consistently growing the number

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  • Bridging Madison and Milwaukee - Hardin Design & DevelopmentHardin Design & Development
    2016 at 9 51 pm In his latest blog Scott Resnick collaborates with fellow OnRamp blogger Matt Cordio to lay out a solid foundation as to how the innovative minds of Madison and Milwaukee can better forge a relationship that will have long lasting positive repercussions for the entire state of Wisconsin Check it out here Comments are closed 608 237 6285 2016 Hardin Design Development Inc Home Services Process

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  • From Ford Focus to FordPass - Hardin Design & DevelopmentHardin Design & Development
    new tool as a way to stay relevant in an ever changing culture FordPass is another way for the company to continue priding themselves on having the absolute best customer experience This app will have multiple sub systems which are currently FordGuides FordPay and FlightCar While the application is relatively new and yet to be released on the mobile market each system offers easy access to a particular technological affordance Perhaps the best part about Ford s new app is that majority of its features come free FordGuides is similar to an AAA or OnStar assistance feature but also aids in navigation and restaurant reservation Essentially FordGuides is the Siri of car features Just as it sounds FordPay will be a form of payment within FordPass So far Ford has partnered with McDonald s and 7 Eleven but plan to extend to many fast food chains in the future FordPass also offers FlightCar Basically this portion of the app allows for users to share or borrow a car whenever traveling Eventually Ford plans to extend this use to multi modal transportation including ride shares trains bicycles and more Eventually Ford plans to open hubs in major cities to assist with

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  • Avoid the Snow Fail - Hardin Design & DevelopmentHardin Design & Development
    the world for the latest and greatest snow ventions and here are some of our favorites 1 The Sugar Beet No we re not in the business of producing alcohol but we wouldn t mind growing some sugar beets as extract is being used to pre treat roads before a big snowfall Once coated in the beet extract roads are less likely to obtain ice build up and it s a much more environmentally friendly option than salt Bonus it s easy to grow so it s cheap to buy 2 A Roomba for Your Snow As if we haven t created enough robots to do our chores this new technology eats your piles of snow then poops snow bricks Yuki taro is high tech armed with GPS an internal snow compressor and many other little features to make this cheery looking device worth every penny 3 The Human Plow Perhaps especially pertinent to Madison culture the use of bicycles as snow plows has started to make an appearance The creation of custom made dual bike tricycle plow allows for the removal of snow without the expense of gas or a service Although rendered useless with larger snowfalls it s

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  • Drone Delivery - Hardin Design & DevelopmentHardin Design & Development
    Amazon takes lightly In fact the company has been working on the idea of drone delivery for years and plans for this service to be available for buyers in the near future Amazon s vice president of global public policy Paul Misener answered some pressing questions users have regarding the addition of drones to Amazon s delivery system Misener released the goals Amazon has set for themselves which include a drone weight of 55 pounds with the ability to carry five pounds of products as most users don t purchase more than that through a given order However the e commerce company is still working on the creation of a drone with the ability to navigate any terrain Misener says the company is aware of their consumers being based in the desert freezing Midwest large city apartments and rural farmhouses which poses a challenge in production of a viable drone Thus each unique drone will be created to see what s ahead on their path and modify to navigate the object Sooner rather than later Amazon users will be able to receive parcels within just a few hours of placing an order Gone will be the days of running out

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  • Meeting the New Faces of Hardin: Morgan O'Leary - Hardin Design & DevelopmentHardin Design & Development
    designed to take students with little to no experience and turn them into junior developers At Dev Bootcamp Morgan learned the fundamentals of Ruby HTML CSS and Javascript and used these skills to help build two apps When the program ended she went back to school and finished her senior year of undergrad Post graduation Morgan knew she wanted to focus more on coding so she came to Madison to take courses at the University and found her way to Hardin DD Morgan is very thankful for the opportunity to work at Hardin and can t wait to explore different languages to develop her skills further If you had a theme song what would it be Land of Opportunity by A Great Big World What is your favorite place you ve visited Paris What is your favorite beer Guiness What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends Explore the city of Madison Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life Lily Collins What is your hidden talent I dabble in the harp We re still waiting to hear this cool skill What is something on your bucket list Write a novel that s number one

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  • Are Keyboards Outdated? - Hardin Design & DevelopmentHardin Design & Development
    so we could become proficient in the latest technology While I m sure typing lessons are a thing of the far past I can t help but wonder if all keyboards will soon become a distant memory This thought was sparked by an article written in CNET During the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show a group of technicians described new technology that is prepared to take on the job of a basic keyboard This new technology is being described as a similar combination of Siri and Kinect creating a voice and gesture recognition program During the panel where this concept was explained many in the audience had questions about spelling out exactly what you want by talking Pattie Maes department head of MIT s Media Lab explained this as the limitations of natural language Maes says that process isn t always more convenient than tapping some keys or a button Because human speech is often connected to speech inflection emotions and facial expressions technicians understand that this application can only be applied to certain devices While these devices are still in the beginning stages of development Wendy Ju executive director for interaction design research at Stanford University notes that more could

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