48in48 Super Service Event

What is 48in48? Helium is growing at an ever-increasing pace, and part of the fun of that includes the opportunity to bring a full team out to volunteer more. We recently had the opportunity to participate in our first hackathon, and by all accounts, it was a resounding success! 48in48 is a national organization that…

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What is SCRUM?

The  Scrum is a process of the Agile Methodology that is used to minimize the risks during the development of a project in a collaborative way. Among the advantages are productivity, quality and daily monitoring of the progress of the project, ensuring that the members are united, communicating efficiently and that the client sees progress. How the Process works: First, the Product Backlog…

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Why you need #Slack

We use Slack every day to communicate internally, with strategic partners, and clients. So, what is Slack? It is a team communication tool that provides real-time messaging, archiving and search capabilities. Initially, Slack did not sound like much more than iMessage or email to me. I was wrong, dead wrong. With a beautifully simple interwoven…

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3 Things You Should Know About Software

For a lot of people, software is this unknown world of dark rooms filled with electronic music, energy drinks, and giant glowing screens. Terms like Java inspire thoughts of coffee, not the programming language that powers every Android device in the world. As the world becomes more and more software driven, understanding the capability of software will…

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5 Questions You Should Never Ask Employees

Over the years I have had some great experiences working with wide range of people. These different men and women have had very different leadership and communication styles and each has taught me a handful for priceless knowledge. I have also things I will never do. Here are a few of those things. 1. Am…

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What exactly is your job?

Like a lot of people, I have some idea of what my friends do for work, but I don’t know the details. Likewise, most of my friends know I work in software, but very few understand exactly what we do. We are inventors and problem solvers. Now, before I get too high on this horse,…

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