Automation Hackathon @ STG 2016

by Matt Chiang   “Learning never exhausts the mind.” -Leonardo da Vinci @STG this year, we stayed engaged in learning during the summer by doing a series of automation code challenges.  The code challenges were simple at first and then get more difficult.  Some concepts were easy to grasp.  Others were more difficult.  However, in […]

The Case for the Ugly Duckling: Why the World Needs UX Designers

By Neal Jenks Design Consultant and IxD Practice Manager at Software Technology Group   In a recent blog post, I referred to UX Designers as ugly ducklings. Just like the infamous bird of fairy tale lore, we aren’t much to look at; however, we’ve already done some growing up, we have tons of potential, and […]

BBQ Day?

Author: Bryan Hansen Some companies like to incentivize their employees by having a BBQ day. At STG, we fully support this, but doing the status quo has never been our motto. At STG we have a Bench. I personally like to call it our Dev Center because it really is more than a “bench”. We […]

Style Guides

Author: Daniel Jewel Recently, while working with a client on wrapping up the building of their version 2 UI, it became apparent that not everyone was on the same page on how things should look and behave. The initial re-design of the web app failed when it came to being responsive. There was also a […]

What was that developer thinking?!

Author: Dan Woodruff   Ever had a developer join a team, suggest a radical solution and be shut down? Or have them suddenly be allowed to develop their ideas? I find it fascinating as to how this happens and may have some insight. Each company’s culture, whether they know it or not, has inherent values. For […]

Why STG?

Who are we? Software Technology Group (STG) is a software-consulting firm located in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.  STG is a privately owned and operated company, which enables us to make decisions based on the needs of our employees and our clients, not those of shareholders. Founded 20 years ago, STG has maintained the goal […]

Are you Left Brained or Right Brained?

Author: Shanaz Lavasanie I’ve heard a lot of personality-related labels: introverted, optimistic, strong but silent, drama queen, etc. But left-brain or right-brain? These labels may not be well-known.   Defining Behavior Whether it is our left hemisphere that is more dominant or our right one, the distinction can impact our personality and the decisions we […]

Interview Tips & Tricks (for the newbie to the expert)

Author: Chris Lake   One of the ways that STG likes to partner with its clients is to sit in as an observer when we have a candidate interview.  We don’t interfere with anything said, but being in the room helps us observe and see both how the candidate does and what needs our client […]

RootsTech Innovator Showdown

Author: Geoffrey Sagers   I recently had the opportunity to attend the RootsTech Genealogy conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah. One of the sessions I attended was the Innovator Showdown. It was the final six of numerous of entries to “show off” how technology can improve family history — the world’s largest org chart. Most […]

Testimony of Ryan Parrish

Author: Ryan Parrish As a consultant, often when diving into a large online retailer environment you can expect there to be many pieces of proprietary company knowledge to pick up. Between learning a new API, using Foreign CRM tools, and adapting to the conventions of their business operations and hierarchy expectations, it can be a […]

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