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Three Principles of a Successful Internship Program

Nov 16, 2017 | by Griffen Clark, Software Engineer | Tags: Company Culture

What makes a great internship experience? This is the question that is always in the back of my mind, as a member of ISE's Internship Committee. We know that there is no single, cookie-cutter answer to this question that can apply to every single intern we bring on. Every person seeking an internship position has a different technical and cultural background. The last thing we can assume is that our potential interns will all want the same kind of experience. Now, I don't mean to brag or anything, but ISE was awarded with CBJ's  2016 Best Internship Program for a small company, so we know a thing or two about how to have an award-winning internship program. When it comes to maintaining that status, it mainly boils down to three principles: Trust, Trade, and Transparency, and who doesn't love alliteration?

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Women of Innovation: A Champion in Our Backyard

Nov 14, 2017 | by Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist | Tags: Company Culture, Mobile App Development

The 10th Annual Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) Women of Innovation Awards took place yesterday, and Daniela and I were very excited to be in attendance.

The awards recognized and celebrate women in business, government, or academia who are leaders in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students were also recognized at both the secondary (grades 7-12) and collegiate levels, receiving scholarships in their categories.

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Meet Our Team: Dennis Corpman

Nov 09, 2017 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Meet Our Team

Welcome back to the Meet Our Team Q&A series. My name is Daniela Williams, Project Manager at ISE, and I’ll be asking ISE team members questions to help give insight into what makes us tick. 

Today I'm interviewing Dennis Corpman, Senior Software Engineer, and resident Agile Coach for the ISE Scrum practitioners.

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Looking Out for the Whole Enterprise

Nov 02, 2017 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

"Think Globally, Act Locally." I recall first hearing this phrase in my youth, applied to connecting our personal choices to environmental impact. I'm thinking about it today in the context of Agile teams: having the bigger picture in mind is an important piece of our overall success. I've seen this recently with several team interactions… 

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