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5 Will Get You SIx. Part II: Development

02/14/2011 – 10:10 am | Comments | 944 views
5 Will Get You SIx. Part II: Development

Recently our VP of Sales and Marketing, Tim Bigoness, published this post where he shared  his enthusiasm for, and confidence in,  the development of our next major software release.  In it he also discussed the …

SI5.5 – Getting to Getting it Done

01/26/2009 – 6:22 am | Comments | 523 views
SI5.5 – Getting to Getting it Done

Last week I wrote this post about the upcoming release of SI5.5. Since then I have been thinking about the process by which we have arrived at this release. While this release …

SI5.5 Launch Update

01/21/2009 – 3:20 pm | Comments Off592 views

After months of design, development and testing SI5.5 is on the verge of being shipped.  The requirements and feature list for SI5.5 were put in place last August and we have been working nonstop to deliver …

The Process Process

01/25/2008 – 4:24 pm | Comments Off415 views

Like many of my peers, I started my career during the height of the dot-com boom. And, like many of my peers, establishing a career in technology was more a result of time and place then of deliberate planning. In fact, my degree is in English Literature. Many of the people I have worked with, and especially those I have learned from, came to technology with experience, both real and educational, across a wide spectrum of disciplines. I would say that some of the most interesting, talented, and creative software engineers I have met all had been educated in something other that CS. In this way, the dot-com industry reminded me of the Motion Picture industry (and in 1998 the parallels were plenty), a business that I myself had spent 3 years in, learning to be a Film Editor before returning to my education.

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