Building a Circle of Support: Letting others in, being vulnerable, and gaining self-awareness

Cue the “Meet the Parents” meme… We’ve all seen it, the awkward moment where Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro are in the dressing room and good ol’ future father-in-law…

April 17, 2019 0

3 lessons I learned in my first months as a non-traditional software engineer

I am about 3 months into my journey as a new software engineer. I work at a place where the bar is high for what it means to craft quality software. My peers are well-educated and highly disciplined engineers with many years of experience. Am I good enough to be here?

April 14, 2019 0

Total Cost of Ownership: Choosing Between On-Premise vs. Hybrid / Pure Cloud

In considering a deployment strategy a new development effort, two potential solutions should be evaluated: Deployment of software on client-controlled hardware residing on the corporate intranet A Cloud-based approach using…

April 11, 2019 0

Migrating a Legacy ASP.NET application to Azure

Co-written with Jeanine Brosch, Matt Mast, and Robert Nowadly During some projects, we work alongside client development teams. However, in some cases, we work amongst a distributed team of developers for…

April 11, 2019 0

Distributing Depth First Search to the Masses

Last Time Last time we talked about techniques for exchanging processor (and developer) time for reduced will clock time in heuristic search.  In other words, we talked about how to…

April 10, 2019 0

Parallel Problem Solving

Last Time Previously, we looked at a technique for reducing the memory footprint of a heuristic search. We talked about why it was important to reduce the memory consumed by a…

April 5, 2019 0

Trying Deltas For A Change

Last Time Last time we took a look at how improved bounds computation and child ordering can improve the performance of heuristic search algorithms.  In particular, we saw how those…

April 2, 2019 0

SEP Selected as a Nominee for TechPoint Mira Exceptional Employer Award

  TechPoint, the nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s technology ecosystem, announced the nominees for its 20th annual Mira Awards presented by Angie’s List and Salesforce. The Mira Awards gala—the…

March 29, 2019 0

Pulling the Andon Cord

In the manufacturing world, the Andon cord obligates anybody who spots a problem to stop production. Anybody. Andon cords are a part of the Toyota Production System. The Andon cord…

March 26, 2019 0

SEPTalks: It’s an Agile World Out There – Cultivating Culture

Company culture is hard, transforming a company culture is even harder. Many organizations have invested in Agile coaches, training, and even changed the way they operate; all leading to frustration….

March 26, 2019 0