#WeNeedDiverseBooks and my writing

The #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag on twitter is a very important one. But I have to wonder, when people ask for diverse books, what are they really asking for? I’ve seen some folks simply be satisfied by having more characters of color, or more women in Sci Fi. But that’s not enough. It’s my honest belief that

From StreetView to SheepView

If you’ve ever attended any of my talks, in particular about Geo, you’ll know that my very favorite Google technology is StreetView — a part of Google Maps that allows you to go down to street level and virtually walk around the environment. It’s done using countless millions of pictures, taken by vehicles driving down

Google Indie Games Festival Coming Soon!

On Saturday September 24 ,2016 Google will be hosting the first Indie Games Festival. Admission is free, and available here. It’s designed to celebrate and showcase indie game development — with more than 65 billion apps and games having been downloaded from the Google Play store. We’re committed to helping developers thrive and want to

Faster than Light?

Working in tech, with a background in Physics, naturally I’m excited by the advances going on in Quantum Computing. So, with the recent launch of the Chinese Satellite, claiming to be the first to use Quantum encryption technologies, I was intrigued. Quantum physics is the study of the weirdness underpinning reality. In short, it tells

Bug in NHL on Xbox

While playing EA Sports NHL game with Chris tonight, we had a very interesting bug…check out the video for what would be the hit of the century! That’s gotta hurt!

Introducing Firebase Authentication

For most developers, building an authentication system for your app can feel a lot like paying taxes. They are both relatively hard to understand tasks that you have no choice but doing, and could have big consequences if you get them wrong. No one ever started a company to pay taxes and no one ever

The Light of Another Star

Given the announcement today of an Earth-like planet being discovered around Proxima Centauri, I wanted to share a chapter from my upcoming book, the second in the ‘Frontier’ series, and follow up to ‘The Space Cadets‘. In this Chapter, the first African American Space Cadet, Aisha Parks, along with her co-pilots Soo-Kyung Kim (North Korea)

Meet me at droidcon London

I’m delighted to announce that I’m speaking at droidcon London 2016 on October 27th and 28th. I also spoke there last year, and have to say that it is one of my favorite conferences in the world. The location — at the Business Design Center in London in perfect, and the developers that attend are

New Render: Aisha Parks

Aisha Parks is the first African American girl admitted to the elite space academy in my novel ‘Space Cadets’ As I work on republishing the book, I am doing some test renders for how I envisage the characters. Here’s one of Aisha. Let me know what you think! 🙂 You can see the full res

What’s happening with Space Cadets?

An update on how the efforts to republish Space Cadets are going. My novel, Space Cadets, was published by Booktrope earlier in 2016, shortly before Booktrope went out of business. The rights to the book reverted to me on June 1, 2016. My goal is to republish the book — with some changes — as