Web Development Business

Making Cultural Shift Happen

Chris Berry Business, Consulting, Opinion Leave a Comment

Let me paint a picture and see if it sounds familiar to you: You’re two weeks past the delivery date of the project you’ve been assigned to. So far, you’ve heard around the watercooler talk of staging yet another “coup” because your fellow developers feel that management has once again “dropped the ball” by letting the offshore team take the …

Distributed Agile Team

Distributed Team & Agile? No Problem!

Donna Beger Agile, Business, Dev Methodologies 9 Comments

Tools and Techniques for the Distributed Agile Team The Agile Manifesto asserts that co-location & face-to-face communication are essential components to a successful software development team. However, with today’s technology, co-location is just a click away. In this post, we’ll discuss online tools for the following Agile techniques: Scrum Pointing Poker Retrospective Teamwork in general When searching for tools, we …

Building Young People’s Soft Skills Through Robotics

Jonny Hackett Business, Community Leave a Comment

With my daughter starting high school in the fall, we have recently attended several open house sessions to get to know more about the school, the staff and the activities available. On one of the more recent visits to the school, the agenda consisted of meeting the athletic department and coaching staff for the various sports offered. As I’m looking …

KC User Group Tour, Part 3: Pythonistas

Luke Patterson Community, Python, Technology Snapshot 5 Comments

And now for something completely different… Me: What is the first thing I need to know about Python? Pythonista: Ok, first, open a command line… Me: Alright, I’m ready… Pythonista: Now start Python… so type python and then press return… Me: Cool, Python is already installed… Pythonista: Run import this… Me: (long delay… reading…. now fighting back tears) It’s… It’s beautiful … Who… What…. …