It’s time for our third annual Atomic Games! This programming challenge provides a great learning opportunity for college students and a chance to interview with Atomic in a fun, low-pressure environment. We were delighted by student interest and enthusiastic participation in last year’s Games, and we have some key enhancements for 2017. Proven Path to […]
I’m very excited to welcome our second Accelerator cohort this summer. This milestone provided a natural opportunity for introspection on the first year of the program. We’re very pleased with the expected–and surprising–successes of the program. We’ve also made some changes based on what we’ve learned from the first year.
May signaled the start of our initial Accelerator cohort’s second year, and with it, a new focus for our curriculum. Our first year was packed with technical content, but recently, we’ve been reading books like Influencer, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Coaching for Performance, Crucial Accountability, and The Five Dysfunctions of […]
We just launched an employee recognition program to honor Atoms who do something noteworthy, and to recognize ongoing hard work and dedication. Check out the new Recognitions section on each Atom’s bio to see which honors they’ve received.
One of our Accelerator program’s goals is to make sure that our consultants are well-connected: in our company, in our community, but also in the industry as a whole. We go to great lengths to create opportunities for Accelerator members to get to know their fellow Atoms. Our cohorts visit local user groups and conferences. We also […]
Our Accelerator cohort has deployed LunchIt!, an internal React/Redux/Node web application that helps Atoms plan pair lunches.
You’re most likely familiar with the Single Responsibility Principle (SRP)-it’s the S in the SOLID acronym and a cornerstone of many folks’ object-oriented software design guidelines. If you’re like me though, you’ve pretty much always heard SRP discussed in relation to modules or classes. I had started thinking in an SRP way when writing Clojure functions, but […]
Atomic Object hosted the first Atomic Games in 2015. Our coaches and participants had so much fun with the event that we decided to organize another Games this past October 22. We were humbled by the interest and enthusiasm we saw from students this year, and once again, we really enjoyed running the event.
It’s been a while since our last Cell Zero update, and we’ve been very busy! BarCamp GR Cell Zero (along with several other Atoms) attended BarCamp GR on Aug 26th and 27th. BarCamp describes itself as “an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment”. The conference […]
The members of Cell Zero faced off against each other with their own version of the Atomic Games this past week. Congratulations to Andy Peterson for defending Calvin College’s title! Our cell members each spent time over the last month working on Othello AIs using the languages and tools that their teams are working in. […]