Starting Full-Time At A Place That Is Hard To Define

I knew I could grow there—fast. That’s how I respond when asked why I chose to work for SEP. Subsequently, my co-workers later told me they felt they ‘just knew’…

5 Tools to Help Your Blog Post Shine

I have had blogging conversations around the office a lot lately and I thought it was finally time I wrote some of these tips I share with our engineers down. These…

Why Does Every Pixel Matter?

Why is the UI designer making me move something just 1px over? Does that 1px even matter? The quick answer is yes, it does matter. I can give you the…

Why I Like Being an Interaction Designer

You know when people say, “I can see you as a (insert career title, oftentimes a common one and easy to define, here).”? Well, I never got Interaction Designer in…

Faster Feedback through Build Pipelining

As an industry, we’ve dedicated a lot of effort into getting better feedback faster. We’ve embraced small batches of work (iterations) that we can deliver and receive feedback upon faster….

The Intern Perspective

I like to think that after 5 internships, I hold a few records at SEP.  For instance, I have had more first-days at SEP than anyone else, and consequently I…

How I Dunning-Kruger’d Marketing

I find it easy to rattle off a few marketing ideas for software products. I’ve read enough HackerNews and pop-business books to know the gist of it. Got a product…

DevOps Guild

Although the term DevOps is fairly new to most of us I believe the culture at SEP and the practices we follow embrace DevOps, but we have not taken credit…

Zach Haloski is a SEPeer!

We’re excited to welcome Zach Haloski to SEP as a Software Engineer! Zach is currently helping us develop a financial modeling application in C# and .Net. A few interesting things…

What is DevOps?

What is DevOps? The word DevOps is a clipped version of the words Development and Operations [1]. What does development mean? Development is the process of designing, building and testing…

How to Fix Internet Explorer 11 File Download Failures

Summary Issue Users received error “[filename] couldn’t be downloaded.” when attempting a file download in Internet Explorer 11 Cause Using the .NET HttpResponse class instance method Close(). Solution Replace Close()…

Noelle Webster-Milam Named Tech 25 Winner

TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, recognized Indiana’s tech builders with their announcement of the second annual Tech 25 Class of 2016. Noelle Webster-Milam, Lead Experience Architect at…

Kevin Butterfield is a SEPeer!

We’re excited to welcome Kevin Butterfield back to SEP as a Software Engineer! Kevin interned with us last year and is back with us full-time. Currently, he is helping us with an…

Back from Telematics Update: Suits or no suits? Own or share? Drive or ride?

Suits or no suits?  Own or share?  Drive or ride? Recently, I attended the Telematics Update conference and my first impression as I walked the floor was “Wow, everyone is…

Stand Up, Sit Down, Do the Hokey Pokey

Recently there’s been quite a bit of interest in SEP adding standing desks to our workspaces.  Many have cited the potential benefits of standing while working.  There are also suggestions that…

SEP Book Classics

SEP Book Classics – What’s that? Well, good question. SEP Book Classics started from a discussion in an Appreticeship Patterns book club at SEP. Our group was discussing how to…

Meet the 2016 SEP Interns

Jessica Vaughn Software Engineering Intern School: IUPUI Major: Informatics Project: Web-based Management System for Construction Equipment “I chose SEP because of the opportunities as well as the culture. SEP cares about…

Using Game Thinking to Build Products that Delight Customers

Building great products requires focusing on your users. Chris Shinkle shares how SEP is using game theory to envision products as games, and apply gaming theories about the players’ journey…

Leveling-up Our Intern Program – With Self-Selection

With our guiding purpose of “making it easier to hire full-time engineers”, we chose to try out a self-selection process for our intern program. As I mentioned in my post about our…

Leveling-up Our Intern Program – With Purpose

Over the last few years we have been making incremental changes to level-up our intern program. For previous summers we have solidified the purpose of our internship program…we have defined…

SEP Welcomes (Back) Emily Patterson!

We’re excited to welcome Emily Patterson back to SEP (some of you may remember her from the 2012 class of bizterns). Her role will be a Client Engagement Coordinator. This…

Chris Shinkle Isn’t Playing Around Anymore with Agile Amped at Mile High Agile 2016

According to Chris Shinkle, businesses that have been focused primarily on one thing (manufacturing hardware, developing new medications) are struggling to build the software that now drives… well, everything. Enter…

SEP Named a Best Places to Work in Indiana for 7th Consecutive Year

(CARMEL) — Small companies lead the way on the 2016 Best Places to Work in Indiana list, with nearly half (48) of the 100 honorees coming from that category. “The…

Why We Mentor at SEP

We started  a Formal Mentorship Program in 2013 with a really simple vision statement: Become awesome(r) faster. – Raman This statement was accompanied by a graph that looks something like this: Right…

Jason Giles is a SEPeer!

We’re excited to welcome Jason Giles to SEP as a Software Engineer! We thought it would be nice to get to know Jason a little better so we had some questions for him,…

Mike Hiatt is a SEPeer!

We’re excited to welcome Mike Hiatt to SEP as a Senior Software Engineer! We thought it would be nice to get to know Mike a little better so we had some questions for…

SEP Named 50 Most Promising Healthcare Tech Solution Providers 2015

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Go for Web Development

I have published a video series on building web applications in Go called Go for Web Development. These videos will guide you through the entire process of creating a web…

Getting WebEx to work with Windows 10

I recently upgraded my machine to Windows 10 and when it came time for a client meeting over WebEx was dismayed to see the following error: WebEx won’t work with…