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Philanthropy and Sustainability at ISE

Dec 03, 2019 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Company Culture

Founded in 2014, the charter of ISE's Philanthropy Committee is to unite ISE to give back to the community. Each year the committee plans about one event per quarter focused on different charitable organizations within the community.  


Website Authentication – Part 1: SAML

Nov 26, 2019 | by Jon Opdahl, Software Engineer | Tags: Web Development

Ultimately, there comes a point in almost every application’s life where it needs to either protect resources, or access protected resources. This used to be solved by simple client-server authentication, where a resource owner (an end user who owns specific data hosted on a server) would exchange credentials with a server to gain access to protected resources.


Underestimate the Working Agreement at Your Peril

Nov 21, 2019 | by Anthony Bopp, Senior Validation Engineer | Tags: Agile

The working agreement is perhaps the most important output of a self-organizing team. It defines how we operate as a well-functioning unit, and gives us permission to hold ourselves accountable to the pursuit of excellence.


Reasons to Be a Sustainable Business

Nov 15, 2019 | by Briana Hoffman, Senior Software Engineer and Project Manager | Tags: Company Culture

Recently I was talking to my daughter, an Iowa State materials engineering student, about her internship options.  She was interested in a particular engineering design firm because they specialize in sustainable designs. I was surprised to hear that this was one of her major considerations.  A quick Google search showed that going green is one way to attract and retain talent, especially Millennials. One study showed that 64% of Millennials consider a business’ social and environmental commitments when deciding where to work