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    Hackathon 2021: Escape of the Mad Scientists

    This year marked our fourth annual internal hackathon. We were happy to be in person this year, while still allowing teammates the option to participate remotely if they wanted. Our theme went over so well last year that we decided to do one again. With the Hackathon happening in October...
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    Summer In Review 2021 - Amber

    Source Allies had many apprentices during Summer 2021! In this post, Amber will share their experience as a graphic design apprentice at Source Allies. Amber Swinehart This summer apprenticeship with Source Allies was my first graphic design position since I graduated from DMACC May 2021. I am endlessly grateful for...
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    Summer In Review 2021 - Tim

    Source Allies had many talented apprentices during the summer of 2021! In this post, Tim will share his experience working on our project teams. Tim Hornback This summer makes my second here at Source Allies. I continued my apprenticeship from last summer part-time through my junior year. During my second...
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    Summer In Review 2021 - Liz

    Source Allies had many apprentices during Summer 2021! They gained experience with test-driven development, pair programming, ci/cd, mobile development, and much more. Each apprentice had their own unique experience over the course of the summer, and gave a presentation in August to showcase their growth as developers, consultants, and people....
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    Summer In Review 2021 - Christian & Cutler

    Source Allies had many apprentices during Summer 2021! They gained experience with test-driven development, pair programming, ci/cd, mobile development, and much more. Each apprentice had their own unique experience over the course of the summer, and gave a presentation in August to showcase their growth as developers, consultants, and people....
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    Remember to Dream

    One day this spring, I walked the dog and forgot my headphones. It was early April; muddy and cool. We generally go about three miles on trails by the creek near our home. The path was quiet, all I could hear was birdsong and water. As I began to daydream,...
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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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    Pro Tips for joining a new team

    You’ll likely join a new team at some point in your career. For some, this can be an exciting opportunity. For others, joining a new team can bring nervousness and stress. During a lean-coffee style meeting at Source Allies, the small breakout group I joined wanted to get ideas and...