2019 Winter Edition

Why We Celebrate the Platypus Awards

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…

Picture of Mark, Michael and Kevin.

IntelliTect Today: Communicating Passion to a New Generation of Students

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…

2019 Philanthropy Update

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…

Design Demystified

Why A Beautiful User Experience (UX) Shouldn’t Be Our Primary Focus I’m passionate about creating functional designs, and I love what I do. More and more I believe that the methodology of sticking to initial design comps exactly is fatally flawed. Executing a smooth plan and receiving positive internal feedback is excellent, but ultimately, if a design doesn’t improve the…