Test First Programming – It is kind of like Martial Arts…

Test-Driven-Development/Design (TDD) has been a hot topic of conversation in our office recently (lots of external and internal training about TDD). I think the biggest “ah, ha” for me, throughout…

All I Want for Christmas

So… the blog battle topic is “All I Want for Christmas”. I’ll ignore all the obvious things (world peace, time with family, a straightened out financial system, etc). So what…

Motion is not Progress

When I first saw that the topic for this week’s SEP Blog Battle is “Motion is not Progress”, my mind immediately jumped back about 15 years to sophomore engineering classes…

“Motion != Progress” – Code moves in 5 different ways…

Week #4 of the SEP Blog Battle 2012. This week our title was “Motion is not Progress”.  If you are making changes to your source code, then clearly your are…

Ten Principles of Good Design

  I’m a big fan of Dieter Rams’ ten design principles. I try to follow them as much as possible when designing anything. 1. Good design is innovative 2. Good…

Gleaners and SEP Work Together to Feed Indiana’s Hungry

One in Six people in America are food insecure; unable to afford or access reliable sources of nourishment. No one organization is capable of meeting the food demands of an…

The Optimistic Interviewer

The 2012 SEP Blog Battle continues. The Optimistic Interviewer is a fool. Consider the likelihood of failure. If you’re interviewing, you’re looking for a job. If you’re hiring, you need…

The Optimistic Employee Owner

So we’re in the midst of a “blog-battle” here at SEP, and this week’s topic is “The Optimistic [insert role here]”. So I’m going to take a little liberty and…

Getting even more value from your daily standup…

Fill Out the Form to Download the Daily Standup Worksheet. Matt Terryhttp://www.sep.com/sep-blog/matt-terry/

“Good Idea, Bad Idea” – I’ll have both please.

Week #2 of the SEP Blog Battle 2012. This week our title was “Good Idea, Bad Idea”. For me, this one is short and simple…I will have both! In our…

Good Idea, Bad Idea (for interviewing)

As part of the recruiting team here at SEP, I’ve seen quite a few candidates over the past few years. I figured I’d share some of the good and bad…

Pay It Forward…for Introverts

Sing it with me… It’s the most wonderful time of the year….it’s the hap-happiest season of all… Really Traci, Christmas songs already? No my friends, I’m talking about the season…

Good idea, bad idea…

Another installment in SEP’s 2012 Blog Battle. I’m lucky enough to work in a place that’s fertile ground for ideas. There’s freedom in the work and the work environment. People…

SEP Blog Battle: Good Idea, Bad Idea

Bad Ideas We all have them It’s true, as much as we hate to admit it. I’ve had my fair share, and I’m bound to have even more. That doesn’t…

SEP Spreads Cheer to Community with Pay-It-Forward

As we near the holiday season, we often find ourselves in the throes of never-ending shopping and stressful familial commitments. The desire to do something for others—those in need or…