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SEP Named A 2021 Best Places to Work in Indiana Company

Indiana companies throughout the state have rallied to adapt to the current climate and new ways of operation. A total of 125 of these businesses have been named to the Best Places to Work in Indiana list, which…
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Naming your computer

I love naming computers, it’s one of the best parts of my job.  However, I think it’s important that a computer is named by the person who will be using it.  I’ve compiled a list of best practices and “gotchas” that I’ve come across while naming machines, and I’ve tried to include as many real […]
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Identifying AI Opportunities

We often hear or read that artificial intelligence will change the world as we know it. This misses the mark; AI has changed the world that we live in forever. It isn’t some futuristic technology that will alter our lives someday. It’s a feature in products that we interact with today. Artificial intelligence isn’t a […]
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Why I cancelled my sprintly manager meeting

… and started meeting weekly instead. (gotchia 😉) Some people enjoy small talk. Some of my closest friends are small-talkers. I have nothing against the small-talkers. I just am totally incapable and – if I’m being honest – a little socially inept since all this quarantining started. Meetings with my manager were always dangerously close […]
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Behind the Product Podcast: Ep.6 Integrating a Design Practice

We sat down with Jaki Clark and Casey Cumbow with Lessonly. On this show we heard their journey of adding a Design Practice into Lessonly’s well-established engineering and product development groups. While Lessonly had design capability prior to Jaki coming onboard, she brought a more strategic and integrated approach to their teams. As engineering and […]
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DIY AI: Sentiment Analysis P2: Implementation

Blog Post Written By: Lisa Lo Once again, we’re back to discuss sentiment analysis. In our last post, we went over what sentiment analysis is, why it’s useful, and the main approaches to solving sentiment analysis. Now, with all that knowledge in hand, it’s time to start coding our own sentiment analyzers! Setup You’ll need […]
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A Pandemic Isn’t a Reason to Stop Researching (but… It Might Be a Good Reason to Start)

When it comes to doing user research, I’m always going to recommend learning with someone in their own space. Seeing someone use your product in their environment will always add more context to your investigation. Generally, research falls into these categories: exploratory/generative research (looking to understand problems, needs, goals, etc.) evaluative research (benchmarking your understanding, […]
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The Mobbed Mob Blog: A Retrospective of Mob Programming

Blog Authors: Nicole Selig, Dane Acena, Jesse Gallardo, Lakshmi Galla, and Blake Steel For unique situations, sometimes you need unique solutions. Our internship has been anything but what most might consider ordinary. We were five interns thrust into a remote work environment due to the worldwide pandemic. We wondered how we would be able to […]
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Poppe Guthrie Named a 2020 Tech 25 Award Winner

TechPoint, the growth accelerator for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, has announced the Tech 25 Class of 2020. Now in its sixth year, the Tech 25 Awards honor a prestigious selection of twenty-five individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow Indiana’s tech and tech-enabled companies, but who—not being the CEO or other top executive—don’t […]
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2020 Interns : How the Summer Went

The 2020 Summer Interns share what they loved most about their SEP experience. Name : Julia Gibson Title : Business Intern “I remember emphasizing during my interviews that I wanted to learn how to solve a problem without step by step instruction or a definitive answer. My education has revolved around maintaining an impressive GPA […]
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