In my last post about tech careers, Begin Your Career with the End in Mind, I encouraged you to think about what you want from your time on the planet. I also challenged you to think about your career as a tool to get you to your final destination. As you launch out from a […]
Software is eating the world. So wrote noted tech innovator and venture capitalist Marc Andreesen in August 2011. It’s been over six years since then. Was Andreesen right?
What do you want your career to do for you? The question may appear obvious, but think about it before you dismiss it.
Over the last few years, Atomic Object has gotten more and more inquiries from companies who want to replace old custom software. These programs are often written in antiquated languages that few of today’s developers know. And most are dramatically below today’s standards for how software should look and act. Unfortunately, it’s become clear that […]
“So you can’t go out and ask people, you know, ‘What’s the next big thing?’ There’s a great quote by Henry Ford, right? He said, ‘If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse.’” – Steve Jobs, 2008 This quote from Steve Jobs was very much on […]
One of the aspects of my role at Atomic Object involves hiring new employees. Throughout this process, I’ve come in contact with a lot of graduates from coding bootcamps across the United States. To date, none of these graduates have been a good fit for Atomic. This fact has led me to start formulating a […]
Ever had a refreshing ice-cold Mexican Coca-Cola in that sweet glass bottle? The bottle just looks and feels right. Now close your eyes. Imagine the Shell Oil logo. It became so iconic that the company dropped its name from the displays at their filling stations. What about the fuselage of Air Force One? It pops […]
In Art & Design School, design critique can be brutal. It’s often focused on judging whether or not work is “good” or “bad.” Reviews of work can be scathing, leaving art and design students running from the studio in tears. Many professors say that critique is part of preparing students for work in a real […]
The decision to contract with a software consulting team is an important one. Bringing in a consulting team like Atomic Object when you don’t need one can be a costly capital mistake. Understanding when to bring that team in and when to let them go is equally important. I’ve recently been using an analogy that […]
One of the major shifts in Atomic’s history came in 2012 when a contingent of Atoms attended Cooper’s first UX Bootcamp. Cooper is a design agency founded and led by Alan Cooper, an erstwhile programmer and father of Visual Basic.