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Stout is proud to continue its support of the Association for Women in Computing as a Gold Sponsor for 2009. The Ann Arbor Chapter of the Association for Women in Computing originally formed in 1993. Since that time, the chapter has been successfully supporting women members of the Ann Arbor computing community. More information can be found at http://www.awc-aa.org. … [Read more...]
If you haven’t been to, or never heard of CodeMash, here’s the scoop: CodeMash is a software developer’s conference with sessions covering software architecture, desktop development, Web development, methodologies, mobility, languages and more. The upcoming event spans 3 days in January from the 7th to the 9th. On the 8th and 9th there will be more than 45 sessions consisting of the above topics. An optional “PreCompiler” event will be held … [Read more...]
You've probably heard of Scrum, the modern project management methodology that is gaining in popularity because of its effectiveness in speeding up and improving quality in software projects. Certified Scrum Master and Stout employee John Fohrman packed the house the November's Great Lakes Area .NET User Group (GANG) Meeting in Microsoft's Southfield, MI offices. His Presentation about the Scrum software development process drew in the … [Read more...]
When I meet new prospective customers, I'm frequently asked what distinguishes or differentiates my company from all of the other software development consulting and tech staffing companies out there. It's a fair question, and for the longest time I did not have an answer that seemed much different than what any other similar company was claiming. I understand that there are a lot of talented software development people out there, and many … [Read more...]
Major Study By CareerBuilder.com CareerBuilder.com surveyed 3,100 employers to find out how many of them look up prospective employees on social networking sites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and such). The study found that over 20% said they are currently using social sites to find out more about job applicants, and 10% more intend to begin. What Are Employers Finding? The CareerBuilder study found that: 41% of candidates post … [Read more...]