Spire Digital has worked side by side with entrepreneurs for over 20 years. We’ve brought thousands of digital products to life and in the making, disrupted many industries. Denver Startup Week is just one way we show appreciation to the community of movers and shakers in Colorado. This year, we’ve submitted three sessions to Denver Startup Week. Take a look and vote Spire for DSW!
Becky Pierson, Product Designer
It starts with a lot of questions: Is my website accessible? If 1% of my users are blind do I need to build my site to help them? Which level of WCAG compliance should we meet? What if my brand colors don’t pass an accessible color checker? I have no idea if my site is accessible, where do I start? What is accessible design? Is accessible design important or is it just a fad? HELP!
We are here to simplify this process and hand off the research and strategies we’ve created to help companies build for everyone. We’ll discuss how to start and what to look out for when building and improving a product. As designers, we have the responsibility to design for everyone, no matter their abilities or situation. Let’s create a more accessible web, together.
David Maren, SVP Strategy
This session has grown into an annual tradition and crowd favorite at Denver Startup Week. Previous years have focused on applying design thinking principles to a range of intractable problems, from pandemics to homelessness to discrimination. In the coming months, we’ll be applying design thinking to determine which problem(s) we’ll tackle at this year’s event. Featuring some of the top minds in both entrepreneurship and design thinking, this session will motivate, incite, and ignite. We look forward to having you take part in this unforgettable event!
James Quigley, Development Team Lead
Have you ever thought that you weren’t math-minded? Did you have a bad math class experience and vow to use a calculator whenever math came calling? If you have, this talk is for you. The way schools teach math is wrong. Students are forced to calculate endlessly and memorize complex equations, but they aren’t exposed to the great works of math in the world around them. I aim to correct that. RSA Encryption puts graduate level mathematics to work keeping your data secure, but the concepts that make it possible are easy to understand. Using Game of Thrones as our guide, we will look how RSA encryption keeps your data safe and the math that makes it possible. This talk will be accessible to learners of all levels and will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the world of math around you.