Bram Pitoyo reviews Coda – a one window web development tool

In this video, Bram Pitoyo will show you how why he likes to use Coda, a one-window web development tool for Mac OSX created by Panic Software (a local Portland Company!). Along the way, he’ll demonstrate a few different features of Coda, as well as some of the more efficient ways to use it.

If you haven’t tried Coda before, you can get the software from the Panic Website.

About Bram

Bram Pitoyo is a major typography nerd and designer. You can follow him online at @brampitoyo.

Other Videos by Bram Pitoyo:

Typography Video Series Part II – A History of Serif Typefaces

Join Bram Pitoyo as he takes you through the abbreviated history of serif typefaces we all know and use today, from Gutenberg to Garamond, Baskerville to Bodoni (and everything inbetween.)

This is the second video in a 3 part video series on Typography by Bram Pitoyo.

Typography Series by Bram Pitoyo:

Typography Video Series Part I – Bram Pitoyo Explains a Typeface’s Anatomy

Join Bram Pitoyo as he explains how to measure and gauge a typeface based on its anatomy. This is the first video in a short series we recorded on Typography. Meanwhile, follow @brampitoyo on Twitter for more updates.

Bram Pitoyo Explains A Typeface’s Anatomy from Amber Case on Vimeo.

Typography Series by Bram Pitoyo:

Four Day Twitter Fundraiser Gets @brampitoyo a New Bike

Bram Pitoyo BikingI can’t say it enough – Portland’s Twitter community just keeps getting better and better. With it, everyone can meet great people and pool need resources. In just four days, we were able to raise over $400 for a new bike/laptop for @brampitoyo after his bike and laptop were stolen last week.

The following is the larger story:

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The First E-mail

Dear Members of the Extremely Awesome Portland Tech Community,

As you all know, Bram Pitoyo is one of the most involved and valued members of our community. He’s helped organized and implement a million events and made them excellent. And this week, he’s bringing us Lunch 2.0 at the Art Institute of Portland. More impressive is the fact that he bikes everywhere and still manages to make it to almost every tech event in town (and then still has the energy to live tweet and blog).

However Bram Pitoyo lost his bike on the Max last night. It was stolen while he was composing a blog post (the really cool one he’s about to release). This morning, @Mettadore direct messaged me and challenged me to $20 for the cause.

So, I agreed. I have $20 that says we can raise enough money to get Bram Pitoyo a new bike. Interested? Lets keep this on the low-down so that we can surprise him with it.

If you’d like to donate any amount, you can do it through PayPal caseorganic@gmail.com or just bring it by to Beer and Blog this week at the Green Dragon from 4-6 Pm.

Please forward this as necessary. I know I’m missing a lot of people (like @reidab and @billder) A lot of people know Bram. Direct message if possible through Twitter to keep it low key.

Hopefully we can raise enough money by the end of this week for him to get a bike light enough to commute with for the winter. Money is generally tight these days, so if you can’t contribute, don’t antagonize.

Sincerely,
Amber Case, et al.

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The Second E-mail

Hey Everyone,

A tremendous thanks to those who’ve pitched into the Bram Pitoyo Bike Fund by Paypal already. We’re about halfway there to a new bike! This funding will probably really

Tomorrow is beer and blog. If you haven’t donated already, I’ll be collecting it at Beer and Blog before Bram’s presentation. I know money is generally tight these days, so if you can’t contribute, don’t antagonize.

After Bram makes his presentation, we’re going to be giving the bike fund to Bram. This way, he won’t know what’s coming.

If you’d like to donate any amount, you can do it through PayPal caseorganic@gmail.com or just bring it by to Beer and Blog this week at the Green Dragon from 4-6 Pm.

Please forward this as necessary. I know I’m missing a lot of people (like @reidab and @billder) A lot of people know Bram. Direct message if possible through Twitter to keep it low key.

Thanks so much!

Sincerely,
Amber Case, et al.

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The Results

The fundraising went very quickly. When Justin Kistner, founder of @beerandblog invited Bram to give a speech (slides and description are available here) during Friday’s event, I knew it would be the perfect time to follow it up by presenting him with the fund. It’s going to help a lot. It went brilliantly!

We raised $190 via. paypal before @beerandblog

John Metta
Marshall Kirkpatrick
Kevin Chen
Barry Cadish
Steve Gehlen
Allison McKeever
Betsy Richter
Amber Case
Mark Dilley

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We raised $195 during @beerandblog by cash and paypal

Nate Angell
Doc Normal
Dawn Foster
Justin Kistner
Kathleen McDade
Mark Colman
Derrek Wayne
Steven Walling
Carri Bugbee
Alex Williams
Todd Kenefsky will be donating a U Lock bike Lock.
Pete Forsyth

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We raised $80 after @beerandblog by Paypal

Todd Kalhar
Adam Duvander
Gary Walter
MaryEllen Hockensmith
Jean-Paul Voilleque
Marie Deatherage
Raymond King

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What Next?

Donations are still open. Simply Paypal caseorganic at gmail.com to donate. Your contact information will be listed here shortly. And if I missed anyone, let me know @caseorganic.

Thanks so much to the entire Portland Tech community for helping out. It’s been fantastic watching the support that’s been given to Bram! Hooray!

Beer and Blog is held every Friday from 4-6Pm at the
Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 517-0606
And you can follow the Green Dragon on Twitter @greendragonpdx.

If you haven’t been before, please stop on by! It’ll be an awesome experience; we promise.

Hazelnut Tech Talk Episode 12 | Mario Landau-Holdsworth, Addictive Applications and Tactile Devices

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Hazelnut Tech Talk is a collaboration between Amber Case and Bram Pitoyo

This episode features Mario Landau-Holdsworth, an economics major and entrepreneur from Lewis & Clark College. He’s originally from San Francisco, California, and has helped his cousin Valerie Landau with her binary glove project. The project has brought him into contact with Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the mouse, and many other movers and shakers in Silicon Valley.

We talked about what makes an application addictive, designing tactile devices to interface digitally, using typewriters in Starbucks, Animorphs, blogging in an ape costume, Arduino-powered character recognition, the Russian Space program, Shiloh-Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, and a house that survived three major fires.

Link to Mario’s new project: Digital to Analog Ape

He’s also on twitter at @thelinguini.

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