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Hazards of the SME

Jul 25, 2019 | by Andrew Smith, Principal Architect | Tags: Agile

Agile teams are often configured to make use of a SME (Subject Matter Expert). A SME is typically someone not on the Scrum Team, who brings specialized knowledge, skills, or expertise needed by the team. The team doesn't have everything required, so we give them access to a SME. The SME's contribution may be in the domain, technology, or other skills such as problem solving. Sounds great, right? Not so fast…

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Learning Beyond Mobile App Development

Jul 18, 2019 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Mobile App Development

The end goal of the ISE Coding Garage is for each participant to create a mobile app for a chance at winning prize money.  But, we have always wanted it to be more than that.  Throughout the summer each session begins with learning something. From using Slack to communicate and backing up code on GitHub, to enhancing presentation skills - these are all tools and skills that will be needed in college or beyond in future careers (we use all extensively at ISE). 

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Understanding BLE Beacons

Jul 11, 2019 | by Pushkar Thakkar, Software Engineer | Tags: Internet of Things

Have you ever walked into a store knowing what you want to buy, but it took you longer to find the product than driving to the store? Ever wondered why? It's not the store trying to play treasure hunt with you, it's the lack of precise directions in a confined, closed and constantly changing environment.

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Meet Our Team: 2019 Summer Interns

Jun 27, 2019 | 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.

Each summer ISE hosts an internship program that has attracted highly qualified college students from around the state. This summer Ian Gottshal, Nick Hawkins, and Daniel Opdahl joined the ISE team in Corallvile, along with Nick Dallege who is here for his second summer. For the first time, we also have an intern at our Plano, Texas office - Matthew Kunjemmen.  Today I chatted with the group to learn a bit more about each of them.  

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