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gSchool holds App Demo Night at Galvanize

The FooFoBerry team presents their app at gSchool Demo Night.

Six teams from gSchool presented demos at Galvanize in the Golden Triangle on the night of Jan. 23.

gSchool offers intensive, six-month coding classes. This is the second gSchool class offered in Denver, and the third will be offered at the soon-to-open Galvanize Boulder at 1035 Pearl St. starting in March.

"We try to make gSchool like the real world," says Galvanize Managing Partner Chris Onan of Demo Night. "That's what we try to get them ready for."

gSchool "is something our community needed," Onan adds. "We've got 150 tech companies here and they can't find developers. It's harder than finding capital."

Demos included: Mile High, a social marijuana finder; Appollo, a Fitbit-integrated fitness app; Triptionary, a social travel app; Social Smarts, a Twitter management tool; Runline, a virtual running group; and FooFoBerry, a project management app.

"We built an app that tracks progress on a development project," says FooFoBerry team member Kevin Powell, an Army veteran from New York. "Managers and non-technical people can have a good idea of what's going on with the project and the speed of the project."

Powell says the FooFoBerry name was a placeholder that grew on team members and the project was a learning experience that has potential. "We're going to pursue it as a business," he says.

Powell relocated from New York to attend gSchool in Sept. 2013 but isn't planning to head back east when he completes the six-month course in March.

"I love it," Powell says of Denver. "It's the best kept secret in the world. I'm going to stay here."

Contact Confluence Denver Innovation & Jobs News Editor Eric Peterson with tips and leads for future stories at eric@confluence-denver.com.

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