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Omaha That: For Life’s Audibles

We have a few football fans here at Viget, quite a few in our Durham office. So when some healthy water cooler talk broke out around the Super Bowl yesterday, our creative and internet-loving minds wandered and hatched a small idea.

And with a quick sketch from Peyton we had our design.

Then Manning took over and brought things to life.

Thus proving (to me) that Viget, much like the internet, is a pretty magical place.

Where in less than 24 hours Peyton and Manning can create Peyton Manning.

So check out Omaha That — for those situations when you need to call an audible.

Upcoming Refresh Boulder: Design is Just Thousands of Tiny Robots

Join us at our Boulder office this Thursday, January 30th, for Refresh Boulder.  Eric Schweikardt, CEO & Founder of Modular Robots will talk about how design is just thousands of tiny robots.  

The ability to work in complex contexts sets great designers apart from the rest.  Most people have a really hard time with this.  At Modular Robotics, Eric makes robot construction systems for kids.  He'll share with us how we can make kids really smart by helping them understand how patterns emerge in a crazy, mixed-up world.

The talk will start promptly at 7 PM.  Afterwards, the group will head down the street and enjoy some drinks and food at Lazy Dog.

All of the official details

What: Refresh Boulder

When: Thursday, January 30 at 7:00PM

Where: Viget Boulder, 1360 Walnut Street, Suite 100 

Why: To come together and refresh the creative, technical, and professional aspects of our trades.  

RSVP: Please RSVP on our Meetup Page

We look forward to seeing you there!

Boulder Hack & Tell - Round 5

Announcing the 5th round of Boulder Hack & Tell. Reliving the glory days of elementary school Show & Tells, but with much cooler toys. Jon Beluch of Squarespace and I have been hosting these events every month at Viget's Boulder Office. We've seen some awesome projects spanning all sorts of technologies - Texting powered Air Conditioners, Python XBMC Addon BrowsersArduino monitored Bee Hives, Raspberry Pi Parking Detectors, C web servers, etc...

This Sedentary Life

Sixty hours a week.

That’s an estimate of how many hours a week I’m physically stationary. It equates to over half my waking hours: commuting to work, sitting in front of a computer for much of my day at the office, eating a meal, watching television, checking email, or a variety of other low-motion activities .

Long Story Short

After nearly 20 years, it caught up with me. I found myself overweight and increasingly unhealthy. So around Valentine’s Day of 2013, I decided to do something about it. For the first time in my life, I stuck to healthy habits for a year, and it worked. The result is that I’ve lost between 35 and 40 pounds, dropped 5” inches around my waist, invested in a new wardrobe, and found a new outlook on life.

Before and after: the difference a year can make.

2014 Conferences

Viget has always funded and supported conference attendance for all staff. The idea is to support the professional growth of all our staff by ensuring a chance to share hard-earned knowledge in a public forum, learn even more, and meet some talented peers.