CodeStock 2017 is a coder’s Bonnaroo

CodeStock is an annual gathering for self-professed “geeks” to exchange ideas, discuss bleeding-edge web techniques and share best-practice enterprise software development. It’s Mark Zuckerberg meets Steve Jobs meets your IT guy. Hosted in Knoxville, Tenn., CodeStock 2017 happens May 5-6 and features 75 speakers covering 100 different topics. It’s not a trade show peddling products – it’s more of a think-tank experience for sharing knowledge in an industry where an open exchange of information can lead to digital brainstorms and technological breakthroughs. Click here to get tickets and be a part of this year’s event.

According to Justin Bornhoeft, IT asset manager for CodeStock sponsor Cellular Sales, the software development community in Knoxville is a tight-knit group where everyone gets to know everyone else.  CodeStock is a great way to keep our team sharp by exchanging ideas with other experts.  It is also a great place for other developers to learn about Cellular Sales.

“You want to be the place where people want to work,” said Bornhoeft. “We’ve been building a culture that attracts ideal team players.”

Cellular Sales has been involved with CodeStock since its inception ten years ago. In addition to sponsoring this year’s conference, CS is sending 18 attendees for professional development. These web dev enthusiasts will divide and conquer – attending and presenting at different sessions and then bringing back their collective experience to share internally.

This year CodeStock is partnering with CodeTN and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center for CodeStock Academy, a day-long coding camp for area high-school students. After a morning of skill-based focused instruction, participants will have hands-on access to advanced computing systems as well as Virtual and Augmented Reality tools. Click here to buy tickets for this year’s CodeStock Academy.

 

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Destination Apps for the Perfect Trip

No matter where you plan on taking your summer vacation, there are a few apps that make for a must-have travel partner. Next time you’re on vacation, make sure you pack these apps with your things.

National Parks by Chimani (Android, iOS)

The outdoors is their passion. Combined with a love of technology, Chimani created top-notch apps for exploring our National Parks. You can download the one for all national parks, or its apps specific to dozens of national parks. The apps feature an easy-to-use and intuitive interface, maps, up-to-date content, and high-end photography.

Trip Happy

TripHappy‘s guides are sourced from over 25,000 real traveler itineraries and reviews covering over 12,000 cities worldwide, so you can be sure the info you get is accurate and up-to-date. See where other travelers go – and where they don’t – to create a customized itinerary to fit your own personal tastes.

Field Trip (Android, iOS)

The Field Trip app alerts you to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. When you’re near something of interest, the app automatically displays a card with details about the location, and it can even read the info to you. Customize the feeds to learn about everything from local history to the latest and best places to shop, eat, and have fun.

Hotel apps

Save some time and maybe a few bucks using the hotel’s app to book a room, check-in, and even find special offers. Check out the following list of hotels that have apps to utilize:

 Open Table (Android, iOS)

Reservations

Make your reservation instantly and free at thousands of restaurants anywhere in North America, England, Ireland, Germany, Australia and Japan. Not sure where to dine? Search for your favorite dish, what’s nearby, or how many are in your party. Read reviews, photos, and menus, then book your table.

Resy (Android, iOS)

Grab a seat

Headed to New York? LA? DC? Resy is the primo restaurant booking app for some of the biggest metros in the country. Want that booth on Friday at 8p.m.? Go ahead, it’s only 2 taps away!

Grub Hub (Android, iOS)

Delivery/takeout

Staying in? Headed home? Get some take-out or delivery right from your phone! GrubHub knows what places are nearby, and can find whatever you’re in the mood for, like TACOS! Want that delicious pizza from the other week? Just reorder it from your app! In a hurry? No problem, just pay for your order then and there so you can grab-and-go.

 

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Google Home and the LG G6 from Cellular Sales

Maybe you’ve wondered what the ingredients were to your favorite pasta dish from Cheesecake Factory or what the actual lyrics were to the song you’ve been humming all day. If these kind of questions often plague your mind, we’d like to introduce you to our new friend, Google Home.

Google Home is powered by the Google assistant and you can ask it virtually anything. The universe is in your kitchen (or wherever you decide to place Google Home) just by saying the phrase “ok Google.” Home is full of many features that will make your day easier and more exciting. For example, it puts you in direct control of songs straight from YouTube and Google Play Music. It also allows you to stream directly from your smart phone so you can enjoy that summer playlist you made last summer.

Another amazing feature is that Google Home is almost like your in-house trivia partner. It can give you answers to almost anything you want to know, including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports and more. Plus, it can help you plan your day by asking questions such as “What is the nearest pharmacy?” or “What time does the food court close at the mall?” It also makes life simpler by managing everyday tasks such as your work commute, flight information, shopping lists, alarms, timers or to-do lists.

Finally, Google Home allows you to sync it with other compatible smart devices. For example, you can stream videos to your TV with Chromecast or turn up your Nest thermostat. Google Home is the gift that keeps on giving.

The next latest innovative product that will make your life easier is the new LG G6 smartphone. It’s compact aluminum and glass body makes it fit comfortably in your hand, but its 5.7-inch screen gives you tablet-like views. Talking about views, the G6 captures more striking photos with the innovative wide-angle front and rear cameras, which gives you the ideal solution to making sure everyone’s in the selfie. Additionally, watch your favorite movies and video content like never before with Dolby Vision.

What’s an innovative product without the latest in charger technology!? The G6 is powered up by wireless charging, so no more messing around with messy cables while also having charging everywhere you go. With an IP68 rating, this phone proves tough against water and dust and can survive in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

This new smartphone is now available on Verizon’s unlimited network.

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