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  • A collage of different aspects from Hackathon from finding fall leaves, creating technology themed play-doh sculptures, putting together Hackathon hack packs, showing off our Source Allies gear, showing off the fnished projects, and lego creations.

    Flip the Script: Hackathon 2020

    This year Source Allies hosted our third annual internal hackathon. Our goals for this year’s Hackathon were to involve more teammates both in the planning and participation of Hackathon, adapt gracefully to unknown changes along the way due to Covid-19, continue to have projects be successful by the end of...
  • An Agile team putting sticky notes on a whiteboard during a retrospective

    Retrospective on Holiday

    Lets face it, Agile Retrospectives, like all things, can get a little stale when they become too habitual. Maybe you're finding yourself in a rut answering the same old questions with the same old sticky notes, or maybe you're just looking for a fun twist on an already effective routine....
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    Summer in Review: Apprenticeship at Source Allies

    Source Allies had three apprentices during Summer 2020! They got to learn and gain experience with test-driven development, pair programming, cloud infrastructure, 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...
  • Source Allies teammates posing with their Hackathon group members

    Hackathon in Review: 2019

    As we gear up to plan this year’s Hackathon, I can’t help but reflect on all the success the 2019 event saw. We were able to add five additional participant spots and featured another project! Hackathon provides a few different outlets for teammates. We are able to not only work...
  • Collage of scenes from the homes of Source Allies teammates

    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...
  • Fun times at dsmHack 2020

    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...
  • Inspirational message left on teammate laptop

    Why You Should Use More Sticky Notes

    Let it be known that I love sticky notes. Probably cliché for a UX designer to say that, but hey, stereotypes exist for a reason. I use sticky notes every day, I use them at work and at home. They’re my go-to tool for taking notes or sketching out quick...
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    Culture Spotlight: the Advocate Group

    As we gear up to hold our third annual Allies Week this January, which is organized by the Advocate Group at Source Allies, we thought this would be an excellent time to share a bit of the history behind the Advocate Group. The Early Days Source Allies has been a...
  • Teammate with funny wig and stuffed Charmander

    Source Allies Hackathon Reflections

    Often times when a group of teammates get together, ideas are brought up on how to make Source Allies a better place. During a company-wide retrospective, where all teammates were invited, we were brainstorming possible things that could be done to bring teammates closer together. One particular table focused on...
  • Teammates standing together and smiling

    What are Self-Directed Teams?

    When people talk about working for Source Allies, rarely do they go a sentence or two in without mentioning one of the defining characteristics of the company – the flat organization structure. Here at Source Allies, there is no one looking over your shoulder or telling you what to do....