Challenge #4 – Taking what’s long and making it short

I'm going to be honest upfront, Challenge 4 of our coding challenge feels, well, less than challenge 3. I thoroughly enjoyed the 3rd challenge, so this was a little bit of a letdown. We went from making a search tool against Star Wars movie scripts to a URL shortener. Right? Not as much fun, but... Continue Reading →

Challenge #2 – Staying focused with a tomato

Here we go with challenge 2 of our little coding challenge! What's with the tomato? Well, this challenge was to make a pomodoro timer, check this out: Our second challenge gets more tangy! We'll be building a Pomodoro timer.  To provide some background, the Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in... Continue Reading →

Your intranet needs more than SharePoint

I recently wrote an article for the Slalom Technology blog. In it I discuss some of the lacking capabilities of using SharePoint as your only platform for your intranet. SharePoint Online and Office 365 are awesome, provide rich collaborative capabilities, but still pretty basic on the intranet front. “Today, employees face a technology experience at... Continue Reading →

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