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    IMAUG

    What is IMAUG? IMAUG is the Iowa Microsoft Azure User Group. As some of you may or may not have noticed if you follow me on LinkedIn or my blog, I have links to join IMAUG everywhere. You might have questions about what is it, what should I expect to...
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    Seeking Mastery

    From Warren Buffet to Kobe Bryant, it has been said the absolute best thing for you to do as a professional is to invest in yourself. For some, that is reading about or researching a specific topic to learn something new. The goal is to get the learning juices flowing...
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    Pro Tips for Onboarding a New Teammate

    Pro Tips for Onboarding a New Teammate Intro Last month’s blog post, Pro Tips for Joining a New Team, was from the perspective of the reader joining a team. But what if you’re a member of a team that is onboarding a new teammate? Look no further, we’ve got you...
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    The Community Taught Developer

    The Community Taught Developer I do not have a formal education in Computer Science, nor did I attend a Coding Boot Camp. In fact, I took my first job as an application developer with the understanding that I had ZERO experience and we would be doing the “sink or swim”...
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    At Home with SAI Core Values

    For 20 years, face-to-face collaboration and side-by-side pair programming have helped Source Allies teammates build a strong web of working relationships. These relationships grow between teammates, partners, Source Allies as a whole and the local developer community. Two months ago, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Source Allies teammates had to...
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    dsmHack and Source Allies Core Values

    Recently, some of us at Source Allies had the opportunity to participate in the 8th annual dsmHack charity hackathon. We were struck by how much participating in the hack aligned with our core values. At Source Allies, we use our core values as guideposts while interacting with our partners and...
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    Source Allies Takes on the WiDS 2020 Datathon

    Every year the Women in Data Science initiative (WiDS) provides a datathon open to teams with an interest in data science regardless of experience. WiDS defines a datathon as a “data-focused hackathon — given a dataset and a limited amount of time, participants are challenged to use their creativity and...
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    AWS re:Invent 2019 Recap

    AWS re:Invent is always an exciting time of year. For the past few years, Source Allies has sent a group of teammates for the annual event to come back and share all of the exciting things AWS is offering for the next year. We thought we would recap our experience...
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    Takeaways from dsmAgile 2019

    We look forward to dsmAgile every year. It’s become an event that the Des Moines tech community has supported and gets excited about every fall. Presented by Agile Iowa, this is a conference that brings speakers (national, international, and local) and attendees together for a day to discuss, discover and...
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    DevOpsDays Des Moines 2019

    You’ve heard that Des Moines has a great technology community. We certainly do. I see it every day on the teams I work with and at the companies we partner with. One of the things that excites me the most is getting involved in the community and co-organizing events (like...