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.
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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Atomic employees at a quarterly meeting.
During the last two quarters, Atomic Object added 10 more employee owners, thanks to a new Employee Share Purchase Program (ESPP).
“We’ve always had a culture of ownership — that’s why we have open books and open board meetings,” said Carl Erickson, Atomic’s President. “We’re not changing the culture or expecting to change it. We’re acknowledging the culture that’s already there.”
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In the past few months, five new Atoms have joined our molecule – three in Detroit and two in Grand Rapids. I asked each of them to tell me a little about himself and to share his favorite thing about Atomic Object so far.
Ryan has been an Atomic apprentice since May 2012 and is now a developer in the Grand Rapids office. During his time at Atomic, he’s learned several new languages and platforms. When Ryan’s not learning a new language or tinkering with his Arduino kit, he’s most likely playing or watching sports. He especially enjoys watching baseball and playing basketball.
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Atomic Object will be presenting two talks at the Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference (GLSEC) on April 29.
Time-based Estimates Are For Suckers; Size-based Is The Way To Go – David Crosby
Dave will discuss the benefits of using relative complexity estimation to achieve better results.
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Atomic Object is providing free office space to Glyph, an exciting Detroit-based company that helps people get the most out of each credit card purchase.
Through its iPhone app, Glyph analyzes users’ spending habits and helps them decide which three credit cards they should own and when to use each one to maximize their rewards.
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ReapSo, the latest Atomic Object-designed iOS app, has hit Apple’s App Store and is now offering rewards to customers at 30 participating businesses in the Detroit area.
With the free ReapSo app, users visit participating businesses, scan codes called ReapTags with their mobile phones, and win deals and collectible media items. They can also get rewards through ReapSo’s website and social media.
ReapSo is currently offering rewards through 30 businesses in Royal Oak — including restaurants, boutiques, and pet salons — plus a handful of merchants in Detroit, Southfield, and Troy. And the list is growing fast.
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When others said it was too risky or a hardship to be in Detroit, we saw opportunity and a chance to be involved in change. So we announced our intentions in March and officially opened a new office in June.
We’ve made our home in downtown Detroit on Randolph Street. It’s not your typical office space — triangular shape, exposed brick walls, lots of old-fashioned windows, and fun. We keep an open floor plan so we can arrange furniture as needed and have plenty of writing space on the walls. It’s an environment that naturally keeps the focus on software projects and the community. It’s also a stone’s throw from Detroit’s major theaters, concerts halls, and new sports arenas.
Read more on Atomic’s Investment in Detroit Is Already Paying Big Dividends…
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been in the news quite a bit since taking over Yahoo’s top job in July. Mayer is the fifth CEO in the last five years for the former internet king.
Mayer’s career is impressive. Since graduating from Stanford and becoming Google’s first female engineer in 1999, she has held the role of engineer, designer, product manager, and executive. When she accepted the Yahoo job, she became the youngest fortune 500 CEO at the age of 37.
Since taking over, Mayer has worked to reinvent Yahoo’s culture. She has instituted free food and free iPhones, organized bottom-up suggestions, and personally reviewed all new hires. She has extremely high work standards for Yahoo employees. She believes that the entire company needs to work harder and faster than before.
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