Election Day Linux Desktop Contest
I am happy to announce that The Mad Botter INC is once again hosting an open-source software development contest for US students. The prompt for this contest is civics broadly. Submissions can be anything to do with civics education, fighting disinformation or...
Fourth of July Contest
Based on the success of our annual Earth Day contest and our continuing commitment to STEM education and open-source software, The Mad Botter INC team is launching a Fourth of July competition for US students. We are thrilled to offer this competition to promote...
Earth Day 2020 Winner!
Meet the winner of our 2020 Earth Day contest!
Earth Day 2020 Contest
Happy Earth Day from The Mad Botter! Our annual free and open source software contest for students is back! To enter to win, we are asking you to create and share an open source project that addresses climate change and/or pollution. This years winner will get a...
Christmas Student Contest!
Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year again when we all think about giving back and how we can help our communities and at The Mad Botter, we appreciate and love open-source, free software and youth education in STEAM. To further those causes we are running a contest...
Checkout our new podcast on automation, Automator!
Tampa Bay Inno
Checkout The Mad Botter INC in Tampa Bay Inno!
Business Observer FL
If you want to learn more about how The Mad Botter is helping to build the high tech corridor, take a look at the interview with our CEO Michael Dominick. We are thrilled to continue to bring technology innovation through open-source and free software to the Tampa Bay...
Down the 2019 Rabbit Hole
2018 was a great year for tech and developers and there has never been a better time to start a development project. Looking forward to 2019, we see three major trends that are going to open up significant areas of opportunity: iPads as product devices, serverless...
3 Reasons Most Software Development Projects Fail
IEEE and the Standish group have both reported that less than fifty percent of software projects are actually completely successfully. This has to do with the way that both customers and vendors approach going into software projects and structure their relationships....
The Mad Botter INC launches Gryphon, a radar display system for a wide range of training, simulated and other missions.
Now Sponsoring Avalonia
We are happy to announce that The Mad Botter INC is now sponsoring Avalonia. Avalonia is an open-source project that brings .Net and XAML to a wide range of desktop and mobile platforms including Linux. WPF and Xamarin developers will immediately find Avalonia and its...
Understanding .Net Standard
Your guide to understanding .Net Standard and how it relates to the now legacy PCLs.
Intro to Package Managers on Windows
Linux & macOS developers have great package management solutions, but there are community developed options for Windows.
Announcing Plant City Software Development Meetup
The Mad Botter INC launches the Plant City Software Development Meetup, a open and welcoming venue for software developers of all skill levels and experience to share and learn together right in Plant City Florida.
.Net Core, Aerospace & Linux
Linux is becoming a dominant development platform in aerospace and .Net Core makes that an even better option than it was before.
Code Values Open Source
“Part of the answer certainly lies in the fact that using software does not decrease its value. Indeed, widespread use of open-source software tends to increase its value, as users fold in their own fixes and features (code patches). In this inverse commons, the grass...
Top Technologies for Aerospace in 2018
We are on the verge of a revolution in the aerospace field thanks not just to the big names like SpaceX and Blue Origin but due to wider trends in the technology market. Embracing these game changing technologies in 2018 is going to give your organization an advantage...
There are a lot of software development firms out there and many of them are just fine but many of them are less than great. The difference is values. A development firm without values is like a ship without a rudder; it certainly can occasionally get to the right...
What Nuns Taught Me About AI
Catholic school nuns had it right the whole time and AI is proving it.
Hybrid Remote Working
Former Xerox Chairwoman and CEO Anne Mulcahy is widely quotes as having said: “Employees are a company’s greatest asset — they’re your competitive advantage.” At The Mad Botter, could not agree more. Yet, it’s also been proven true by study after study that happy...
What Are Cognitive Services?
Incorporating machine learning and other technologies normally associated with artificial intelligence is becoming practical for software projects of all kinds thanks to the increasing democratization of cognitive services. Broadly speaking, cognitive services are...
Can Bots Automate Your Processes?
There are a lot of great reasons to structure your organization as a distributed team: more flexibility for staff, less financial overhead for the business, and a wider talent pool to draw for example. However, distributed work is not without its downsides: Decreased...
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