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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

Westfield, IN - January 2022, SEP, a software product design and development firm has been announced as a winning company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards. This recognizes SEP as one of the best tech companies to work for in…
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How to Be Successful at SEP

The following document is based on advice shared with all new employees (SEPeers) on their first day at the company. Here at SEP, we all come from different backgrounds; some of us have years of experience at other companies, and others have come straight from school. We are not just engineers, but also testers, designers, […]
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6 Reasons to Love SEP’s Employee Ownership Culture

If you know SEP, you know we care a lot about our work. But we care even more about the people we work with. We’ve always been this way, but launching our ESOP in 2010 brought employee ownership culture to the forefront of our business. It strengthened the connection between SEP and its people even […]
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Common Elements of an SEP Project Team Area

We often get asked what a typical team setup looks like at SEP. We think these elements help to make our project, client, product, and employee experience better. Kanban Board We like to use physical kanban boards to track work so everyone can see the big picture from 10 feet away. The ability to visualize […]
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2022 Summer Game Jam: the First Iteration

Since the success of the first Game Jam, I have eagerly awaited the next one. It is a chance to improve our processes, attract more people, and of course make another game. Judah and I had a retro and came up with some ideas to improve the jam. We didn’t pose them as formally as […]
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What We Learned from SEP’s First Game Jam

Earlier this year, SEP put on its first-ever game jam. For those unfamiliar, a game jam is an event where teams create video games within a limited amount of time. While the time span can vary wildly, there is usually a theme to provide direction. Most game jams also tend to declare a winner. Why […]
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2022 Summer Hackathon Recap

We were thrilled to have our SEP Summer 2022 Hackathon in our new building and to be back in person for the event! Our hackathon is an internal event where we invite SEP makers to participate for the weekend – anyone with an interest within our walls can join the fun. We see a mix […]
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3 Ways Client Engagement Managers Bring Out the Best in SEP

Software product teams are made up of a variety of unique and vital skillsets that contribute to overall success. At SEP, this might look like: Engagement managers fostering collaboration between internal teams and client needs Team leads overseeing the detailed aspects of day-to-day project work Product discovery gurus facilitating workshops to build shared understanding, roadmaps, […]
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2022 SEP Internship Experience Wrap-Up

The summer is wrapping up for the 13 students who took part in SEP’s internship experience! Within the last few months, the interns have learned a ton of new things, met a ton of new people, and made a ton of new memories. At SEP, interns work on real projects and are valued members of […]
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What I Learned as an Intern with SEP

Kate Schreck 2022 Summer Intern LinkedIn — As I begin my final week as a BizOps intern, I can’t help but look back on the last few months with a mixture of relief that I completed my work and did it well and immense sadness at the fact that I am leaving. Since SEP is […]
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SEP Named a Winning Company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards

Westfield, IN – January 2022, SEP, a software product design and development firm has been announced as a winning company in the 2022 Powderkeg Unvalley Awards. This recognizes SEP as one of the best tech companies to work for in emerging tech communities beyond Silicon Valley.  The award winning companies were selected based on data […]
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