JULY 2022

Season's ☀️ greetings from the Geeks! 

If the hot summer days have got you dazed, then perk up by watching an astronaut wring out a wet towel in space and drinking in Ron's cool advice to his 20-year-old self.

In this issue:
  • Give a warm welcome to our new Geekmate Steven! 👋
  • Get the deets for TONIGHT'S must-attend (virtual) event.
  • Tech stuff that's making (some of) us feel our age. 💾 
— Ron and the Geeks
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Welcome, Steven!

Our newest Geek Steven in sitting by a campfire in the woodsSteven Wyman is our new Project Manager Intern, and we feel as happy as he looks in this pic that he's joined our team. 😀

A recent CSU graduate with a degree in communications + a minor in botany, Steven is placing green thumb to keyboard to assist our project managers.

When he's not learning the ways of the Geeks, you can find Steven with a frisbee or basketball in hand, taste testing the best mezcal in town, and looking for ways he can do the most good in the world.

Welcome, Steven! 👋

Tonight's Event: Developer Meetup! 🗓

Event details for tonight's FCIP Meetup at 6pm
Join us at tonight's Fort Collins Internet Pros Meetup to learn from (who else?) the pros!
  • Topic: "What I Wish I Knew When I Started In Web Development"
  • When: Tonight at 6pm via Zoom
  • How to Attend: RSVP here!
➡️ Can't make it? No problem! The recording link will be made available the following day in the Meetup event comments.

What We're Geeking Out About 🤓

Google's homepage back in good ol' 1998

Google In 1998

Within this post about 17 Hidden Google Tricks, we were stopped in our tracks by #13.
  1. Go to Google.
  2. Type in “Google in 1998."
  3. Hit “I’m Feeling Lucky.”
You'll be treated to what Google looked like at its very beginning.
Internet Explorer logo, which is blue lower-case e with a gold swoosh


On June 15, Microsoft stopped providing tech support and security updates for Internet Explorer 11 (in some contexts).

Reminisce with one developer as he walks down IE memory lane.
Screenshot of icanhazdadjoke's new joke generator screen

Knock, Knock ...

Our resident Dad Joke expert David turned us onto icanhazdadjoke, a UI that delivers fresh dad jokes with a click of a button.

Jokes for you, groans for everyone else. 😆
🗞 Geeky News & Notables

Epic Summer Birthdays 🎉

Responsive Web Design — 12
WordPress — 19
CodeGeek (That's us!) — 20

★ The Geeks Are (Still) Hiring! ★

Yep! We’re still on the hunt for our next Senior Web Developer.

Got someone in mind?
We'd love to meet them. 🧡

Get the Senior Web Developer job details here.

Project Highlight —> Comedy Works

Homepage for Comedy Works Denver's website
Comedy Works Denver - Comedy Works is Denver's premier destination for the very best in stand-up comedy, and it has been since 1981.

The project deets:

  • Over the years, the Geeks have been working with Comedy Works to redesign and continuously improve their web application.
  • This time around, however, we turned our geeky eyes towards their e-commerce solution.

Our goals:

  • eliminate ongoing bugs
  • enhance security
  • make future development of their web app more streamlined

Desktop and mobile views of Comedy Works' web app
Our fave feature: Clarity!

While "clarity" itself isn't really a feature, it is the result of our targeted refactoring of Comedy Works' e-commerce code base.

<— Before: A lot of data overlap existed between a "ticket" and a "cart," making the purchasing process confusing for buyers and site Admins alike.

—> After: Clear separation now exists between what's a ticket, what's in a cart, and what's a complete order. ✨

Learn more about Comedy Works and check out their web app at:
👀 Ooooooo! Did you know? We've shared about Comedy Works before on our Portfolio page!

Where In The World Are The Geeks?

Three Geeks in front of a bird waterfall posing as the monkeys from "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"
Old Town Fort Collins – The Geeks monkeyed around during a photo safari, proving once again that we didn't see, hear or speak any evil whatsoever.

Graden's pup Watson leaning upwards to like his soft serve from DQ
DQ pupper party – Graden’s pup Watson deduced that the best way to celebrate his 2nd birthday was with a puppy-sized soft serve.

Can you Guess the Geek?
☞ Can you Guess the Geek? ☜ Throughout the year, we’re celebrating our 20th anniversary by looking back at our 20s, and next up is this guy. ⬆

Find out who this youngster is on our Facebook page!
"I worked with CodeGeek for 3 years as a small business owner [and] I highly recommend them."

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