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The Promise of Software-Driven Hardware

“Hardware is the new app” is something you hear regularly in the Silicon Valley. And it really is a valid statement. With the introduction of the smartphone 10 short years ago, the app took software off computers and company networks and put it into the hands of everybody doing every activity every day. As long as you have a (smart) phone, there is an app for everything.

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Sixteen Panels Made Me Think

Three years ago my wife and I signed up to purchase an array of sixteen solar panels for our rooftop. It was part of a neighborhood group-buy sponsored by the City of Milwaukee, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, and our local neighborhood association. Along with the purchase, we became members of the MREA and learned for the first time about their annual Energy Fair. Every year, thousands of people with an interest in sustainable energy convene in northern Wisconsin for three days of workshops, industry speakers, and other activities.

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Please, Don’t Copy Airbnb’s Pitch Deck

Creating a pitch deck can be overwhelming, so naturally, we turn to the internet to give us some sound advice. We’ve all read articles examining “Pitch Deck Examples from Successful Startups” with Airbnb usually listed at the top. Unfortunately, these articles have lead entrepreneurs to believe there’s a simple formula for building a pitch: replicating Airbnb’s deck.

Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t copy Airbnb’s deck:

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What is Blockchain?

At its most basic level, blockchain is a digital-distributed ledger that people around the world can use to exchange information or anything else of value, such as money, titles, contracts, music, video, energy, etc., through encrypted, secure transactions. Businesses...

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What Are Progressive Web Apps?

Progressive Web Apps (PWA) continue to gain popularity within the tech community and are on course to become an integral part of app development. PWAs use modern web techniques to deliver a native app-like experience to users. While some companies like Twitter and...

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Digging In The Dirt: 27 Years Of Project Data

About 10 years ago, Art+Logic christened its homebuilt project tracking and management system. At our Annual Conference that year, we voted on the name “Trantor.” I’m not a sci-fi nut like most of my colleagues but, apparently, the name comes from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series. Trantor was . . .

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Milestone versus Waterfall Development

Milestone-driven software development is Art+Logic’s proprietary, iterative development process based on proven agile principles. Each iteration contains all phases of a project: requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, and delivery. Software is built incrementally from the start of the project instead of trying to deliver it all at once. This approach helps teams respond to unpredictability by promoting consistent and frequent opportunities for feedback.

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A Brief Introduction to Blockchain

At its simplest, a blockchain is a distributed database of transactions that are cryptographically linked to form an incorruptible chain. Transactions are grouped together at intervals to create a 'block.' Every new block depends on its ancestor block being unaltered....

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Art+Logic @ SXSW2018

Once again, Art+Logic will have folks attending the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. If you’re there and want to speak with someone from our sales, engineering, or recruiting groups, we’ll be attending from March 9-14. 

To set up a meeting, send an email to inquiries@artandlogic.com or send a Direct Message on Twitter to @artandlogic.

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