“Engineering – Over/Under” – evolution…

Week #3 of the SEP Blog Battle. Read about it here. Follow us on twitter. Many times, I’ve heard the cliche – perfect is the enemy of good enough.  I…

Engineering Over/Under: Finding Balance

The Blog Battle title for this week is “Engineering Over/Under”, and I thought I’d simply share my own experiences/inadequacies with this problem. As a young engineer (I am 23 and…

Embracing Change: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Chuck My Daily Plans

First, some background. I’m working primarily on a time and materials project, focused on handling whatever problems may crop up that are currently high priority to our client contacts –…

Center for Performing Arts Partnership

SEP is committed to helping the community in which we work and live. SEP is involved with the arts through the education and outreach initiatives presented by the Center for…

Developing Habits: Visualizing Daily Work

In a blog battle post earlier this week, I linked to a fairly old Lifehacker post on Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret – a simple means to visualize/motivate daily action on a…

“Get Better” – Fail

In the spirit of Getting Better – I’ll inaugurate this blog with the SEP Blog Battle. The title for this week is one near to my heart – “Get Better”,…

“Get Better” – make it uncomfortable…

The SEP Blogoff challenge this week was to write about getting better.   I had to think a little about this.   I mean, there are some good reasons that…

SEP Blog Off…

So, a few of us here at SEP are having a friendly (yet competitive) blog off with the intention of getting in the habit of blogging. The prize is simple…

“The Applebee’s of software development” – we aren’t your neighborhood waiters

This phrase, “The Applebee’s of software development”, really rings home with me.  We are not waiters!  We are extremely bright and helpful problem solvers (who happen to be passionate about software)….

Patterns for Getting Your Ideas Heard – BrownBag

Here at SEP, we have some pretty awesome engineer-led sessions…book clubs, academy courses, and brown bags (just to name a few).  Recently, I gave a brown bag on a topic that…

Happy Trails to You…

I had an epiphany a few weeks back while reading the BetterWorks Blog .  They were listing some companies that had fantastic employee perks.  Many of them cool, many of…

Get a list of Months by Locale in Android…

I was working with a client trying to decide on long and short DateFormats for an international mobile application.  (Yes, that’s a mouthful.)   I wasn’t able to quickly find…