Tyler Harms

Lead LAMP Developer
“Programming is instant gratification for yourself. The best sign that you did a good job is that no one notices your work.”

How does a psychology major from USD end up mastering the art of PHP? How does a man go from ignoring his parents’ computer to building his own gaming machine as a junior in high school?

Tyler — Lead LAMP Developer and co-organizer of South Dakota Code Camp — chalks it up to having the interest, but not quite seeing the long-term success. He never thought he’d be doing web — his degree didn't even have a lick of web knowledge built in. More than that, he was worried if he started working with computers, he wouldn’t like it.

That was then, though — now, it’s an obsession with mechanical keyboards and a constant thirst to develop. At work. At home. Probably in his sleep.

Tyler might not be the only Game of Thrones fan in the office, but he’s the one you go to prove a bet. Blend is no Westeros — there aren’t any dragons, as far as we can tell. Then again, you wouldn’t think there are many psychology majors building complex websites, either. And yet, here we are.

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Always Be Learning: 2016 South Dakota Code Camp Report

  • Nov. 15 2016

More than a hundred local developers — including a contingent from Blend Interactive  came together recently to participate in the 2016 South Dakota Code Camp.

“An Introduction to Django” — South Dakota Code Camp 2013

  • Nov. 10 2013

Django is a Python MVC web framework "that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design." In this presentation, we'll explore how Django makes application development easy and fast by re-building the South Dakota Code Camp website. Python experience is not required.

Start Searching with Solr

  • Mar. 15 2013

Solr has quickly become one of the most popular search engines available. In this article from Web and PHP Magazine, Tyler Harms walks us through giving us even easier access through Solarium.

South Dakota Code Camp 2012 Recap

  • Nov. 14 2012

The free, one-day event focused on computer programming and hosted more than 100 local and regional developers.