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2018 Bike to Work Month

May 18, 2018 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Company Culture

May is National Bike Month!  This week is National Bike to Work Week which is capped off on Friday (today) with National Bike to Work Day.  According to the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month was established in 1956 as a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling - and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.


ISE Coding Garage - Year Four!

May 10, 2018 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Mobile App Development

It’s that time of year again. We’re prepping for the fourth summer of the ISE Coding Garage!  Soon I will be heading out to high schools in Iowa City to recruit at the AP Computer Science classes. This year's Coding Garage sessions will kick off on Wednesday, June 6th.


Distributed Ledger Technology, Blockchain, and IoT (Part 2)

May 03, 2018 | by Hudson Ludvigson, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Internet of Things

Author’s note: If you do a bit of internet searching you will see both permissioned and permissionless distributed ledgers referred to as blockchains.  Some will disagree and call this a travesty, others will not.  The author claims to have no idea which side is right.  For the purpose of this and related blog posts blockchains may be used to referred to as either permissioned or permissionless.

In our previous post the definition of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) was introduced.  In this post we will go further in understanding the various types of DLT systems that can exist.  Recall from our previous post three key factors in defining the taxonomy of DLT; how to distribute the ledger, if the ledger is public or private, and who is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the ledger (permissioned/permissionless).  The figure below provides a graphical reference for keeping those three characteristics in mind. 


Meet Our Team: Heather Hughes

Apr 26, 2018 | 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 Heather Hughes, Senior Validation Engineer and ISE's expert in Hours of Service regulations for the trucking industry. 

This year, ISE was a finalist for the Technology Association of Iowa's Prometheus award.  Our focus for this prestigious award was on eFleetSuite - our software solution for truck drivers to track their driving hours for compliance with the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidelines.  Read on for Heather's experience with the creation of our eFleetSuite product.