Black Web Developers, Where?

Recent digg activity uncovered a series of statements made at the C4 developer conference. According to one presenter, DrunkenBatman, black people don’t use macs and instead they are outside pan-handling for money in front of Apple stores. Being a black developer I took offense more as a professional than as an African American.  Advertisements

Posted at 3:54 am on August 15, 2007 | 3 comments | Filed Under: Apple, diversity, profession, web development | Continue reading

An Honest Look at Django

I’ve written a few posts on Django and those were mostly a response to Django’s admin interface. However, when I switched to building a web application in Django instead of Ruby on Rails, I saw the benefits immediately. Faster, easier and more productive. Period.

Posted at 6:30 pm on July 28, 2007 | 14 comments | Filed Under: comparisons, django, rubyonrails | Continue reading


My name is Arik Jones, a web developer out of Minneapolis, MN. The only intent of this blog is to align my experiences as a new resident and professional of the Twin Cities. I love writing and the web. What better than to merge the two and entertain? Thats right. nothing.