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DPL Reading List – April 21, 2017

DPL Reading List – April 21, 2017

Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week. Learning to Think Like a Computer – “Consciously or not, this next generation may be effortlessly absorbing the computational thinking skills so many covet, and in the process refining what...

Growing with Traction

Growing with Traction

Over the past year, Don’t Panic Labs has been shifting toward a different method of focusing our meetings, leadership, and growth by implementing EOS Traction. As part of this, our leadership team meets every week for an L10 Meeting. As part of these meetings, we...

DPL Reading List – April 14, 2017

DPL Reading List – April 14, 2017

Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week. Housing Go - Behind the Screens (Thanks to Jarrod Wubbels for recommending this article) – “Redesign of our mobile website provided us the opportunity to revamp the code base to push...

How I Ignored the Haters and Bought a 2016 MacBook Pro

How I Ignored the Haters and Bought a 2016 MacBook Pro

In the past, we have had engineers share about their hardware of choice. From Steve’s developer laptop, to Curtis’s MacBook Pro, and Matt’s Microsoft Surface Pro, we’ve read about how each machine suited the respective users’ workflows and preferences. But now it’s...

DPL Reading List – April 7, 2017

DPL Reading List – April 7, 2017

Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week. The Pros and Cons of Competition Among Employees (Thanks to Brian Zimmer for recommending this article) – “Competition between employees may be an inescapable part of many people’s work...

Infotec 2017

Infotec 2017

Infotec 2017 wasn’t the first Infotec we’ve attended—and certainly won’t be the last. AIM continues to organize a solid conference full of great speakers and genuinely helpful material for IT professionals. And in that spirit, we really appreciate that slides from all...

How to “CATCH” an MVP

How to “CATCH” an MVP

I was recently asked to participate as a panelist for a startup week event to share my experience developing MVPs (Minimum Viable Products). Ahead of the panel discussion, our organizer shared potential questions so each panelist could reflect and create our responses...

DPL Reading List – March 31, 2017

DPL Reading List – March 31, 2017

Here are some of the articles we’ve been reading around this office this week. Eric Ries on 4 Common Misconceptions About Lean Startup – “If you believe that lean startup methods lead to cheap products and companies, or that lean startup companies don’t think big,...

Lab Reaction: Coders Aren’t Assembly Line Workers

Lab Reaction: Coders Aren’t Assembly Line Workers

When I first saw this article, I didn’t quite know what to make of it. I can see where many aspects of what we ask programmers to do is very much like an assembly line. I agree that part of the thing that I love about working in the technical industry is the sheer...