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Hey, There's an App for That!

Aug 10, 2017 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Mobile App Development

The third summer of the 9-week ISE Coding Garage program came to a close last night, concluding with mobile app presentations and an awards ceremony. In early June, the program started with 15 self-driven students working on their own apps, and ended yesterday as 12 students presented their creations for judging. A new enhancement to this year's presentations was the judging app, created by one of the ISE interns, Jordan Pohlman.


Work Hard, Play Hard

Aug 03, 2017 | by Valyn Reinig, Marketing Specialist | Tags: Company Culture

For the 5th year in a row, we continued a favorite ISE tradition this week by hosting our annual Bags Tournament, and of course by having some awesome wood-fired pizza prepared on-site by Maggie's Farm Wood-Fired PizzaYou can find Maggie’s Farm Wood-Fired Pizza in the NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids. Check out last year's post to learn more about the history of this great event!


Securing Your Data on AWS S3

Jul 27, 2017 | by Samuel Thurston, Software Engineer | Tags: Cloud

With a number of recent high-profile leaks of personal data on Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 service, it seems like a good time to review the security mechanisms that govern storage and sharing of data from AWS. If your organization uses S3 for storage of PHI, PII, or other sensitive data, you should be aware that failure to properly secure and restrict access and log this information can carry hefty fines and even jail time. Leaking users’ personal data can also be detrimental to your business model. (Photo Credit: Flickr)


2017 Coding Garage Projects and Progress

Jul 20, 2017 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Mobile App Development

We’re over halfway through the 2017 ISE Coding Garage!  This year 15 enthusiastic high school students from the Iowa City area are well on their way to creating Android Apps for judging at the end of the session.