Self-taught coders take it to the streets


VektorDigitalKurt McIntire and Matt Holmboe say they both played SimCity obsessively while growing up, which sheds some light on the deep-rooted interest that both have shared since they were kids.

“We’re really passionate about cities and how they work,” McIntire says.

So it’s no surprise that the two best friends came into careers as civil engineers after attending college at the University of Minnesota. A desire to make a bigger impact has led them into a new frontier: the development of apps that can help users become more involved and engaged with their cities.