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University Musical Society Ovation Spring Gala

Stout Systems was a Game Changer sponsor of the University Musical Society Ovation Spring Gala, which took place on May 14, 2016 at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. Stout Systems was proud to join honorary chairs Jim and Sarah Harbaugh, chairs Sarah and Dan Nicoli, and University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel, Ford Motor Company Fund and the DTE Energy Foundation to help UMS to provide excellent education experiences for K-12 and university … [Read more...]


Stout Supports Agile Professionals at the 2016 Agile and Beyond Conference

On May 5-6, over 700 agile practitioners convened at the Eagle Crest Conference Center and Resort in Ypsilanti, Michigan for the 2016 Agile and Beyond conference. This two-day conference, which was once again a complete sell-out, featured over 75 local, national and international speakers. One of those speakers was Edward Kim, Stout’s own Business Analysis and Agility Practice Lead. During a very well-attended session, Edward spoke on the … [Read more...]


Tips for Finding (and Landing) Your Next Technical Career Opportunity Encore!

Do you know how to find attractive opportunities, before they are widely known to others? Does your resume resonate with today's hiring managers? Is your "interview readiness" good enough to seize unexpected opportunities quickly? Does your social media presence help you or hinder you? Stout and Girl Develop It invite you to an educational workshop: Tips for Finding (and Landing) Your Next Technical Career … [Read more...]


4 Areas That Attract and Retain Great Software Development Talent (from a Developer’s Perspective)

Go to any technical user group meeting and you are likely to find many announcements of jobs—but few developers who are looking for work. Something has definitely shifted in the supply and demand equation, and it's developers who are in the driver's seat now. They are able to change jobs more easily than at any time since before the last recession, and they frequently field multiple offers while doing so. So what can you as an employer … [Read more...]


Handling Delicate Interview Questions

We've all heard the advice to be prepared for any interview question that comes your way—but let's be honest, we can't think through every question that could be asked. That said, we should at least give some thought to the questions that are likely to come our way—particularly those pesky "take you by surprise questions" that have the potential to catch you off guard. Answer it the right way and you can practically feel the … [Read more...]