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Matt Terry (SEP Alum)

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More bragging about SEP…

Okay, I don’t think it’s a secret that I REALLY enjoy working at SEP. However, I’m going to continue to brag about this company. Recently, SEP was awarded the #1 BEST place to work in Indiana! That is some exciting stuff.Today, when I went to Google and searched for “beast place to work in Indiana”, these […]
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Can it get any cooler over here???

Just had to brag about this company a little bit… http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/newsitem.asp?ID=40993 The managers at this company care about their people, and this is just one more way they show it. This company just keeps getting better each year! Amazing! Currently thinking:  Spring is here, softball starts this week, and my company just keeps getting better!
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Are UX/UI “standards” lacking???

Jared Spool has reported that only about 10% of the user interface design questions raised by developers over the course of a typical project can be answered by reference to platform-based published guides. Does this mean that the standards are lacking? Or does this mean that we can’t categorize UX/UI (User Experience / User Interface) […]
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Usability, and more…

Last week, we had 3 days of training.  Jeff Patton came in to talk to us about usability, and how to work with our clients to make sure we produce something they actually need.  He introduced ideas and concepts that weren’t entirely new…he simply put the ideas and concepts together in a process that makes […]
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“stand-up” meetings are more popular than I thought…

I recently came across a post about a “22 minute meeting”.   The claim seems to be that shorter meetings are more productive and efficient. Most of us here at SEP have already had the “culture shock” of a stand-up meeting.  In my experience it has been a very beneficial way to deliver information and […]
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To document…or not to document…

As an engineer, I tend to error on the side of “this should be documented”. However, I think that with the recent push of being agile and lean, the word “documentation” has a bad connotation that comes with it.  I never realized that people might have a different definition of the word “document” than I […]
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Choose Your Own Adventure, SEP style…

Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? It was great because depending on what you wanted, you could change the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Sometimes it feels like that’s how SEP’s career path system works. At SEP, we have a system that allows an engineer to basically create his/her own […]
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Things recruits should be mindful of…

By actively being part of the recruiting team at SEP, I get to speak with many college students that are looking for internships, co-ops, or full time positions.  I feel like it is part of my job to help out with the recruiting here at SEP.  The best part is, I really enjoy meeting and […]
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