Hibernate ORM Presentations at DevNexus 2014

Frankly, Hibernate ORM has been missing from the conference scene for quite a while.  Starting this year, I’m attempting to make it more of a priority.  The framework has received many improvements and new features that are well-worth presenting.

I’ll be starting with two talks at DevNexus 2014 in Atlanta.  One focuses on Hibernate ORM tips, tricks, performance improvements, and common myths/misconceptions.  The other presents several powerful features provided by Hibernate, outside of the typical ORM/JPA space.  The abstracts are below.  I’d love feedback and requests! Continue reading Hibernate ORM Presentations at DevNexus 2014

CoWork Fort Wayne

In yesterday’s The Pros and Cons of Working From Home, I mentioned learning that most of my “cons” were mitigated by a co-working office concept.  Recently, I’ve been hard-at-work opening a new co-working space in downtown Fort Wayne, along side several others.  I’m thrilled that CoWork Fort Wayne is now open!  We’re trying to focus on creating a quiet work space for developers, creatives, and other from-home employees that benefit from an open office, in addition to providing networking and relevant events.  It’s a big space on the 5th floor of the Murphy Building, in the center of downtown (across the street from Dash-In).  “Core” members get 24/7 access, keys, work area, and the ability to leave gear.  We’re also creating a “drop-in” concept for non-regulars with a low daily rate.  This is definitely not a means to profit, etc. — the goal is to break even and maintain sustainability.

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A big thank you goes out to Dave Sanders and Chad Clabaugh for the initial idea and hard-work making it a reality!

Rudis is re-branded and re-launched!

The re-branding and re-launch of Rudis is finally complete! Rudis, a comprehensive marketplace for freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing, underwent a complete design overhaul thanks to @aaronhockemeyer. Aaron is a talented web developer/designer and we sincerely appreciate his services! The implementation still needs some minor polishing, but we’re ecstatic with how it turned out!

To learn more about Rudis, check out the about page on the site.

[New Site Announcement] Rudius: Vocational freedom!

I’m excited to announce the launch of Rudis, a comprehensive marketplace for freelancing, outsourcing, and crowdsourcing. Compared to alternatives, we’re doing things very differently. However, we firmly believe that our model strongly benefits both the employer and the hiree.

To learn more, check out the about page on the site.

Check it out! I’d sincerely appreciate feedback!

Welcome to the new 3River Development!

Welcome the the brand spanking new 3River Development!  I’ve put a lot of work into rethinking and refocusing my business and am looking forward to seeing where it goes.

The first step was a completely new site.  Many thanks to Ben Swygart for help on the design and branding.  I think it turned out fantastic!

I’d love to hear your feedback about the site!  Again, welcome!