Tech Talk: ISO9001

On October 20th, Greg Swartz of UL-DQS, Inc. presented a talk about the 2015 ISO 9001 Standard. UL-DQS: UL (Underwriters Laboratory) and DQS, Inc. (German registrar for the certification of management systems) merged in 2008 to form one of the top certification bodies in the world. The primary feature of the updated version of the former …

Tech Workshop: Python

Thanks to Monty Zukowski for yet another great hands-on workshop on the subject of Python, one of the most useful programming languages out there. We had about a half-dozen attendees, and two students created a RedditBot during the workshop–in about 20 minutes! Whew! Here’s hoping that everyone who attended this workshop spreads the word about …

Tech Workshop: Professionalism

We were fortunate to have five stellar representatives from local tech businesses appear on our Professionalism Panel on Friday, May 22, 2015. Mike Stadnisky, CEO of FlowJo, and Jim Teece, CEO of Project A, appeared along with Kathleen Marrs, Product Analyst at MAG Retail and Media, Jason DeShazer, local independent consultant, and Valerie Wilson, Human …

Tech Workshop: Continuous Delivery

Whew! What a great workshop! Scott Alexander walked us through the process of integrating Continuous Delivery in only two hours! His delivery was spot-on. Everything worked–including gracefully recovering from USP (Usual Presentation Surprises), getting everyone on the same page, and responding to all levels of questions in a thorough and thoughtful manner. Everyone learned something. …

Tech Workshop: Network Design

Priscilla first reviewed some basic math and addressing topics, covering in great detail IP Addresses in both binary and dotted-decimal formats. She then went on to explain subnet masks, private and public addresses—and the translation process between the two, gateways, and router operations. As she flawlessly calculated binary and dotted-decimal address conversions in her head, …