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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…
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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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Six Nice Things About Rust

This piece was written as part of a presentation for SEP Learns, a training program for new developers at SEP. From talking to a couple people about Rust, it seems Rust can have a bit of a reputation as an obscure and difficult language. Here is my take: Rust sets developers up for success by […]
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Designing a Mascot

Picture it. It’s my first day back at SEP after being away for over 5 years. After a crash course onboarding with IT, the Ops Team asked to see me in the War Room. “We have a secret project for you.” What was the project? The new SEP owl mascot, of course! I was ecstatic […]
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Powerful Visual Testing with Applitools

Note: This article was originally posted here on my personal blog. —– Up until last year, I had a long-standing impression that automated visual testing was a difficult nut to crack. Simple screenshot comparison tools can be finicky, and doing it manually can take years off your life. Believe me, I know. It’s rough. Figuring […]
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Breadboarding: A Simple Way to Prototype

There is an awkwardness defining the solution for a software project. Some projects define the solution by generating a backlog of features to implement. They specify what should be built, but create few insights about the user’s experience. On the other hand, a project could start by emphasizing the visual experience with clickable mockups. While […]
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2021 Interns: How the Summer Went

Our 2021 summer interns shared what they loved most about their internship at SEP. Check it out: Dane Acena “What I loved about SEP is their welcoming culture for curiosity, exploration, and ideas. From the first day of interning at SEP, they have encouraged me to ask a lot of questions, be open to collaboration, […]
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Meet the 2021 Interns

Name: Dane Acena Title: Design Intern School: Clemson University Major: Human-Centered Computing What drew you to SEP?: What drew me to SEP was their welcoming environment. I first saw it when they reached out to me and had continued to see it throughout the interview process. SEPeers are always open and understanding with each other […]
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Tearing Down the Silos: 3 Ways to Foster Better Collaboration

Collaboration between design and development has historically been an uphill battle. It used to be that a designer (or team of designers) designed a software application, and then handed it over the fence to the software engineers and wished them the best of luck. As you can imagine, this silo approach ended in unexpected results […]
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Software Forecasting: My Process

What is this? Forecasting is not a skill I use frequently, which means it takes me time to remember each of the steps and the small details I’ve forgotten. There’s a lot of great information out there, but reading it and refreshing my memory takes longer than I’d like it to. My goal here is […]
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