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5 Atoms Join Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids Teams

In the past few months, five new Atoms have joined our molecule – two in Ann Arbor and three in Grand Rapids. I asked each of them to tell me a little about themselves and to share their favorite thing about Atomic Object so far.

Tabitha Blanski

“I love the smart, interesting, reliable people I work with. I look forward to coming into work, especially on pair lunch days, when I consider who I might talk to in greater depth. I appreciate the smiles and the kindness. I am grateful for all of the willing advice and help, when I have questions. AO’s community is really something special.”

As Atomic’s second Marketing Coordinator, Tabitha is responsible for answering sales calls, writing case studies, producing Atomic’s internal newsletter, and managing photography and videography. She also helps with all other marketing tasks, including Atomic Spin, trade show materials, and creating Atomic’s new website (currently in the works). Read more on 5 Atoms Join Ann Arbor & Grand Rapids Teams…

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Techweek Detroit 2014

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At the end of May, Detroit hosted its first ever Techweek. Techweek conferences have taken place in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami, and this year they Detroit.  It seems like good company for Detroit to be in and a recognition of the importance of the technology sector in the future of Detroit.

Techweek Detroit was a week-long series of events aimed at showcasing the growing technology sector in the Detroit area. There were numerous opportunities to network with technology and business leaders, listen to talks covering a variety of topics, and learn about many of the various startups taking root in the city and vying for an opportunity to pitch to the attendees. Read more on Techweek Detroit 2014…

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Balanced Team is Coming to Grand Rapids in 2015

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Many teams and organizations struggle with the question, “How can creative teams work together to produce valuable, validated outcomes in an environment of extreme uncertainty?” This is a tough question — and surely has no single answer — but it’s one that the Balanced Team group has been addressing head-on since 2009 through meetups, mailing lists, and conference presentations.

Balanced Team events have been held in New York, Boulder, Austin, and San Francisco in the last few years, and now it’s coming back to Grand Rapids. Brittany Hunter, Moses Hohman, Rick Harlow, and I are excited to announce a Grand Rapids Balanced Team Summit on June 13 and 14, 2015!

We’ll be gathering around 100 multidisciplinary software practitioners with traditional design, business, and engineering backgrounds for two days of talks, fishbowls, and workshops. We’ll again be tackling the above question. Read more on Balanced Team is Coming to Grand Rapids in 2015…

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On to New Adventures

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I joined Atomic Object just over three years ago as an embedded software developer. Since then, I’ve worked for many customers on many diverse projects. I’ve had the opportunity to build things with experts who care deeply about what they make and how they conduct their work. I’ve learned from and taught fantastic developers. But, most important to me, I’ve worked with people who, like myself, crave competency. Read more on On to New Adventures…

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GLSEC 2014 Focuses on Craftsmanship & Teams – Register Today

The annual Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (GLSEC) will be held at The Prince Center at Calvin College on May 5, 2014.

GLSEC is the premier software conference in West Michigan. This year’s keynote speaker is Rich Sheridan, the CEO of Ann Arbor-based Menlo Innovations. He will be kicking the conference off by discussing the business value of joy. Rich is an amazing storyteller, and I am looking forward to his presentation. Read more on GLSEC 2014 Focuses on Craftsmanship & Teams – Register Today…

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Saying Goodbye to Maja

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We lost a member of the Atomic family recently. Maja, my 11-year-old Siberian Husky, reached the end of her long, happy dog life.

We got Maja as a puppy, and though we tried numerous crates and outdoor kennels, she was not a dog to be away from her pack. So from a very early age, Maja came to the office with us. She must have met hundreds of customers, guests, and other office visitors over the years. I can only think of one she didn’t like, and only a couple of people who didn’t like her (they were allergic to dogs).

Maja had a big personality. She was an integral part of my family’s life, and she’s the dog my kids will always remember. She was a dog I’ll never forget. Read more on Saying Goodbye to Maja…

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Atomic Object Looking to Hire 2 Designers in Grand Rapids

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Atomic is looking to add two talented designers to our Grand Rapids team. We are interested in talented junior or senior designers who take a user-centered design approach to their craft and are excited to participate in the entire product lifecycle from concept through implementation. Read more on Atomic Object Looking to Hire 2 Designers in Grand Rapids…

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2013 Fun Facts

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Last year, I compiled some fun facts about Atomic Object.

I thought it would be interesting to reflect on 2013 and compare to 2012.

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Growing through Acquisition: Atomic Welcomes Former SRT Solutions Employees

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I’m pleased to announce that Atomic Object is opening an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Unlike when we started our office in Detroit last year, we’re opening our doors in Ann Arbor with a small, but strong and diverse team of developers. Our acquisition of SRT Solutions positions us to be part of the vibrant technology and software ecosystem centered around Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.

We’re operating out of the former SRT Solutions office at 5th and Washington in the heart of downtown (shown above — yeah, you could probably say we have a thing for old brick buildings…)

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Thank You, Summer Interns – and Good Luck!

Atomic Object had four interns this summer, two in Grand Rapids and two in Detroit. We invest heavily in the development and growth of our interns, putting them to work on real projects, interacting with real clients, and getting a taste for the world of commercial software and agile design.

Thanks to all of our interns for their hard work this summer. We’ve loved having you here.

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Michelle is a Grand Valley State University student majoring in Computer Science, and minoring in Mathematics and Spanish. She plans to graduate in May 2015. When Michelle has free time, she reads, plays video games, or hangs out with friends or family. A good adventure is always welcome too!

I came to Atomic to learn as much as I could, and I am certainly being challenged to learn more and more every day. Atomic Object seems to be a place full of bright, quirky minds who are always eager to help solve the next problem– in short, a wonderful environment to work and learn in.

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