Patrick Bougie — web developer / entrepreneur from Montréal, Canada. Founder of WorkSked — a web app to manage employee work schedules and time off.

Monthly Mentions

April 2014

  • Poster League: Boston design meetup to remake modern movie posters in a vintage style. Hosted by DockYard.
  • Hired: Marketplace for recruiting startup & tech talent.
  • Firefox Release History: Detailed history of all Firefox releases since inception.
  • statusIE: The development status of Internet Explorer browser features.
  • tco: Simple framework for colouring terminal output in Ruby.
  • Authful: An open-source Ruby API for two-factor authentication. By MongoHQ.
  • UnCSS: A tool to remove unused CSS from your stylesheets.
  • A Game of Social Thrones: The opening sequence of HBO’s Game of Thrones using social media symbolism. By Hootsuite.
  • Tales & Tours: Mobile app acts as personal tour guide. Hundreds of guides available.
  • Dose Juice: Raw & organic cold-pressed juices with local delivery service. Montreal-based.
  • Marked: A full-featured Markdown parser and compiler, written in JavaScript.
  • Bluenose: Platform that empowers SaaS businesses to proactively manage customers.
  • Retained: SaaS to increase customer retention by reducing the churn rate.
  • Bootstrap Love: Marketing services for bootstrap startups. By Brendan & Brendan.
  • The Short Cutts: The short answers to every Matt Cutts search engine optimisation (SEO) video.
  • Hound: SaaS that comments on style violations in GitHub pull requests. By Thoughtbot.
  • Code Guide: Standards for developing flexible, durable, and sustainable HTML and CSS. By @mdo.
  • Deckset: OS X app that turns Markdown notes into slides for presentations.
  • Tools of the Trade: Free icon packs by DockYard.
  • stripe-ruby-mock: A mocking library for testing Stripe in Ruby.
  • Shrine of Apple: Photos and videos of (almost) every Apple product.
  • Roar: A Ruby framework for parsing and rendering REST documents.
  • Stump Stand: Smartphone and tablet stand made of silicone with a weighted base.
  • GitBook: A command line tool for building books using Git and Markdown.
  • District 3 Innovation Center: Startup ecosystem hosted by Concordia University.
  • Kenauk Nature: Private fish and game reserve, with more than 60 lakes. Montebello, QC.
  • SlickNav: Responsive mobile menus built using jQuery.
  • Typekit Practice: Reference and lessons in the practice of typography.
  • Glui: OS X app to capture, annotate and share screenshots.
  • Street Food Montreal: Directory of Montreal street food trucks and their schedules and locations.
  • Picturefill: A responsive image polyfill for <picture>, srcset, sizes, and more.
  • SimpleTax: SaaS tax return software for Canadians. Quebec not available yet.
  • Casper: A mattress manufacturer acting like a tech startup.
  • Tuft & Needle: Another mattress manufacturer trying to re-invent the business model.
  • Budget Bytes: Food blog about eating great on a budget.
  • Thermodo: Tiny electrical thermometer that connects through the audio jack.
  • Tokaido.app: OS X app bundle that installs a working copy of Ruby, Rubygems, Rails and all necessary gems.
  • Qualys SSL Server Test: Free service that performs a deep analysis of the configuration of an SSL web server.
  • The Ideal Length of Everything Online: Research-backed article about the ideal length of tweets, blog posts, paragraphs, etc.
  • Copify: SaaS for professionnal copywriting services.
  • Turboboost: Extends Rails Turbolinks to provide convenient AJAX handlers for forms and links.
  • Yasu: OS X system utility. A Mavericks version has been released.
  • CSSmatic: CSS generators for gradients, border radius, noise texture and box shadow.
  • Adobe Project Parfait: SaaS that extract everything you need from PSD comps.
  • Tuyaux & Co.: Makers of objects using plubming pipes. Montreal-based.
  • MTL Startup Jobs: Directory of startup jobs for the Montreal area. By Brendan & Brendan.
  • JavaScript Event KeyCodes: Small app that reports event key codes for pressed keys.
  • IcebergFinder.com: Geolocation of icebergs in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Feel free to contact me if you require development services or have any questions / comments.