Keyhole Software Purchases and Moves To New Headquarters

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Keyhole Software is proud to announce its recent purchase of and move to its new headquarters located at 11205 W. 79th Street in Lenexa, Kansas. In the years since the company’s move to its old location in Leawood in 2010, it has grown considerably and will continue to grow and expand in the new decade.

“Since moving our business to Leawood in 2010, our team grew from just 12 employees to around 100 employees,” Keyhole Director of Operations Lauren Fournier said. “In our old office space, we luckily had the ability to double the size of our office two separate times to accommodate growth in the same location. Our new standalone building is the next step of growth for the Keyhole team.”

January 16: Behavior-Driven Development Talk @ KC Java

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The Keyhole Software team is excited to announce that we are sponsoring and speaking at the upcoming Kansas City Java User Group on Thursday, January 16th.

Keyhole’s Keith Shakib will lead the January meetup of the monthly educational user group with the topic of Behavior-Driven Development in Practice. Attendance is free and dinner will be provided by Keyhole.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
YRC Worldwide – 10990 Roe Ave Overland Park, KS

December 11: Accessing & Implementing Distributed Apps with Hyperledger Fabric

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Join us for the fourth learning event of the new Hyperledger Kansas City Meetup group – this time over the lunch hour!

Hyperledger Fabric a general-purpose blockchain framework that allows groups and consortiums to share data securely and with providence. This presentation will discuss and demonstrate how client applications can interact with a Hyperledger Fabric Distributed Ledger Network.

Hyperledger Fabric has Java, Go, and Node.js SDKs that allow client applications to interact with an HLF network. This presentation will be focused on demonstrating the Node.js SDK.

How Relative Story Sizing Won Me Over

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Anyone who practices agile methodologies such as scrum is going to be very familiar with the practice of story pointing user stories (also known as poker planning). The good ole’ fashion 4, 8, 13, etc. Fibonacci sequences we assign to user stories of a sprint.

If you’re not familiar, it’s where the team gathers together to discuss the user stories to bring into a coming sprint and assigning each a number called story points. These story points are estimates that represent the level of difficulty and time it is expected to take to complete the story.

The team often will have discussions on whether a story is a particular story point number and argue their point of view until the team comes to an agreement to what story point it should be. I’ve done this type of work estimation for a long time that it’s natural for me… until we did something a bit different on a scrum team that I was a part of.

In this blog, we discuss a different way to assign poker points to user stories that could be beneficial to your scrum team – relative story sizing.

See Keyhole At The University of Arkansas Blockchain Hackathon

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Keyhole Software is excited to announce our very own David Pitt will providing a technical workshop at the University of Arkansas Blockchain Hackathon on November 6th, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM at the Doug McMillon Innovation Studio.

The University of Arkansas will be hosting its third annual Blockchain Hackathon taking place on November 8th – 9th in downtown Fayetteville. This year will be the first time ever the Blockchain Center of Excellence (BCoE) will be opening up this event to the community, instead of only to students. The diversity of ideas, backgrounds, and skills will make for the most interesting and exciting Blockchain Hackathon to date!

Before the main event, the University of Arkansas will be conducting technical workshops leading up to the Hackathon. These workshops will offer intimate and boutique experiences every night (November 3rd – 7th) to give attendees the opportunity to hear deeper informational sessions on specific blockchains, set-up programming environments, familiarize themselves with available resources, or even do a group exercise.