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Why Tech Transplants Come to New Orleans - and Why They Stay - PART 2

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on June 16, 2016

We'll never again have to "know what it means to miss New Orleans"...because we decided to never leave. LookFar is interviewing transplants in tech and entrepreneurship on why they chose to call the Crescent City home. Share your story by emailing jillianf@lookfar.com

Welcome to part 1 of this 3 (and counting) part series! Follow the links to read our first and third installments, each featuring new founders and techies. 

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Why Tech Transplants Come to New Orleans - and Why They Stay

Posted by Jillian Firnhaber on April 26, 2016

We'll never again have to "know what it means to miss New Orleans"...because we decided to never leave. LookFar is interviewing transplants in tech and entrepreneurship on why they chose to call the Crescent City home. Share your story by emailing jillianf@lookfar.com

Welcome to part 1 of this 3 (and counting) part series! Follow the links to read our second and third installments, each featuring new founders and techies. 

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LookFar Stories: Founding, Funding, and Growing a Startup in College

Posted by Blake Butterworth on February 18, 2016

Meet Blake

Blake Butterworth is a front-end developer here at LookFar. He's a New Orleans native and recently graduated from LSU with a degree in Computer Engineering.

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Ultrasonic Data Transmission: So Much Harder Than It Should Be

Posted by Jonathan Biguenet on January 28, 2016

Why We're Working on Something that No One Can Get Right

There’s a lot of truly mind-boggling tech out there – rail guns, self-driving cars, hover boards. So why is ultrasonic data transmission – use of sound beyond the audible spectrum – pretty much stuck at about the technical equivalent of the dog whistle?

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Teams, Pants, and Learning in Software Development

Posted by Ken Gaulter on December 17, 2015

“The site is down; can you get it back up?”

Oh boy.

The week prior I had sat in on a 20 minute overview of a new system another team was building out. This was a brief meeting just to give the rundown in the event the system went down while the lead developer was out of town. My team had never used this specific tech stack, though we were familiar with how similar stacks work. We learned a few new commands here and there, and left feeling confident that we wouldn't have to tackle anything too out of the ordinary. Famous last words.

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Why New Orleans?

Posted by Ashley Meeks on August 27, 2015

Staying Home as a Venture For America Fellow

“Wow, New Orleans must be quite the city!”

I heard it often from other Venture for America Fellows over the five weeks of extensive training camp as I explained my destination for my two year fellowship. Of the one hundred and twenty-two 2015 Fellows, I am the only one to return to the city of not only my Alma Mater, but—as a Northshore native—my childhood.

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