Employee Spotlight: Grant Erickson

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May 20, 2019 / No Comment

A Puzzler Who Uses Software to Maximize Relationships
Whether you’ve worked with them for years or have never met our featured employee, this column will continue to introduce you to the many faces of IntelliTect. For this issue, we featured a developer with a keen sense for solving complex puzzles: Grant Erickson, CTO.
Grant’s desk is littered with little puzzles […]
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IntelliTect Today: Location, Location, Location

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May 20, 2019 / No Comment

Building Culture with Location
For the last few years, the IntelliTect team has been working to relocate to a more permanent environment—a place to call our own in which we can permanently invest. With today’s commercial real estate market, finding a building that suited our needs was no small feat. Even after purchasing–easement issues, abatements and an unexpected flooding problem […]
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Agile Demystified: 7 Metrics to Assess Your Agile Practices

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May 20, 2019 / No Comment

Agile development has evolved to become the norm for software projects. Many organizations are practicing agile with fantastic results. However, sometimes results are less than stellar. Assess your company’s agile practices with this quick checklist. Score 1 point for every answer you agree with.

1 Number of unit tests: Increasing
Your team is checking for more and more bugs […]
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Why We Give – Child Slavery Still Exists

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May 20, 2019 / No Comment

How We’re Helping Fight Child Slavery in West Africa
Slavery still exists.
Around the world, children are one of the primary victims of slavery—especially those working in agriculture in developing countries. Since 2014, IntelliTect has partnered with International Justice Mission (IJM) to fight child slavery in the fishing industry on Lake Volta, Ghana.
Lake Volta is considered to be the […]
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Scrum Master Check-In: The Sprint Retrospective

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May 20, 2019 / No Comment

Simple tricks to improve the Sprint retrospective.
New to Scrum? No problem.
Scrum is an agile methodology that allows developers to create working software early and often. Scrum Masters are servant leaders; we seek to guide one or many agile development teams through the Scrum process by facilitating Scrum ceremonies, removing team impediments, and orchestrating continuous improvement. It […]
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Why We Celebrate the Platypus Awards

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

How does IntelliTect view success?
During a recent employee meeting, our CEO, Mark Michaelis explained how he sees success and that it isn’t some mythical destination. So often, great developers seem impossible to find and are referred to as unicorns because, even in fairytales, there are scarcely any of them. And while it’s important to strive for excellence, focusing on […]
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IntelliTect Today: Communicating Passion to a New Generation of Students

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Eastern Washington University has Three New Adjunct Professors
For the past two quarters, three of our IntelliTect team members, Mark Michaelis (CEO), Kevin Bost (senior software engineer) and Michael Stokesbary (senior software architect and trainer), have been teaching the programming language C# (pronounced “C Sharp”) to tomorrow’s engineers in the computer science program at Eastern.
“At least in Spokane, the majority […]
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IntelliTect Helps the Sawla Children

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Ghana children’s home achieves self-sufficiency through ongoing support
The fight for global justice isn’t just about giving a handout; it’s about providing a hand up that lifts individuals and whole communities out of their poverty situations. At IntelliTect, we want to do more for communities than give those in need a meal; we want to provide the tools they need […]
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2019 Philanthropy Update

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Why We Do What We Do
IntelliTect’s commitment to finding innovative solutions to the world’s most difficult problems extend beyond software development into social justice and anti-poverty work. Last year, IntelliTect provided financial support to several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working toward ending slavery (click here to learn more), giving legal protection to women suffering extreme gender violence (click here for […]
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Employee Spotlight – Kyle Amonson

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February 14, 2019 / No Comment

Whether you’ve worked with them for years or have never met our featured employee, this column will continue to introduce you to the many faces of IntelliTect. For this issue, we featured a risk taker with a dry sense of humor: Kyle Amonson. 
Kyle is one of IntelliTect’s newer team members, but he’s already had his hand in several projects. […]
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