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Kicking Off Another Summer of the ISE Coding Garage

Jun 13, 2019 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Mobile App Development

Tuesday night was the kick off of the 2019 ISE Coding Garage. Nearly 50 students will be spending their summer developing mobile apps.  Along the way, a slew of ISE interns and engineers will help guide them in their creations.  As one student described it, the program is like an extended hackathon.

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ISE Coding Garage - Summer 2019

May 09, 2019 | by Daniela Williams, Project Manager | Tags: Mobile App Development

The ISE Coding Garage is back!  Soon I will be heading out to local high schools to recruit for our fifth summer. This year's ISE Coding Garage sessions will kick off on Tuesday, June 11th.

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Why Does Everyone Want Me to Download Their App?

Mar 28, 2019 | by Zach Bodensteiner, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

My morning routine typically involves browsing the front page of Reddit while I make breakfast.  The other day instead of just dismissing the little popup at the bottom of the screen that always seems to get in the way, I actually read what it said.  It read, “Open Reddit App.”  Now, I’m not really a Reddit power user or anything.  I’m really more of a lurker who likes to get news and info, so I didn’t feel I had any use for the app. 

A few moments later I see a post about the new Marvel movie, Captain Marvel.  Intrigued to know more, I went to IMDb and was promptly met with a banner at the top of my screen, prompting me to open this page in the IMDb app.  Of course, I didn’t download the app.  I had gotten the two pieces of information I wanted, and IMDb is not a site I go to often.  But, it did make me think about why nearly every site we navigate to pushes us towards their app.

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Kotlin: The Next Great Thing for Android Development

Oct 11, 2018 | by Zach Bodensteiner, Senior Software Engineer | Tags: Mobile App Development

One of the many benefits of working at ISE is the diversity of projects our team members are working on.  Whether it be a project for work or just some tinkering at home, the people at ISE have experience with a wide variety of tools. 

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