I was part of the first project team at Pixo that included pair programming as an explicit part of our team charter. The four of us dove into it. I remember how exciting it was reading up on the benefits and planning our own project space with all the right monitors and peripherals to make it work.
Over the summer, the University of Illinois campus slows down with college students but doesn’t go quiet. Hundreds of high school girls made their way to campus to attend a camp called GAMES, Girls Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering and Science. Across these fields, the percentage of females in these career paths has been low.
In a previous blog post, we explained Why We’re Decoupling Drupal. To learn more about how we decoupled one of our recent CMS projects, take a listen to “Content as a Service: What to know about decoupled CMS,” from our webinar with friends from Four Kitchens, on June 11th, 2015, hosted by Pantheon. Pixo’s portion of the recording starts at 21:00.
On January 27th, Pixo’s Chief Technology Officer, Brandon Bowersox-Johnson, and Director of Project Management & Product Marketing, Jessica Paris, appeared on the weekly radio show for Smile Politely–Champaign-Urbana’s independent, online, culture magazine. Jessica and Brandon used their airtime to speak about our company’s outlook on web, mobile, and software development and the highly successful collaborative work environment at Pixo. “Our philosophy through all work stages is creating technology that is drop dead easy to use,” explained Brandon.
Pixo historically had success with the waterfall model. However, as the industry has changed to demand quicker turnaround times for massively more complex deliverables, we’ve discovered that the increased complexity pushed the waterfall model past what it could handle. It was now a liability.
Video Series Our CEO, Lori Patterson, is captured in a new video series highlighting the rich and diverse technology ecosystem in Champaign-Urbana. See the whole video series on the SBDC Youtube Channel. .
Pixo created a modern and super-functional website for The Illini Union that unifies all of the diverse services the Union offers as well as increases foot traffic and student investment. The Union’s new website was unveiled on January 17th, 2014 at union. illinois.
During the Drupal founder’s keynote address at DrupalCon Portland 2013, Dries Buytaert stated that the goal would be to release Drupal 8. 0 at the end of 2013 (or when it’s done), which could be in early 2014. This means that we should see a Drupal 8.
With the rise of technology, there has been a rise in programming languages. With a growing list of languages, including C, C++, PHP, ASP, Java, and Python, how should a prospective developer get started? When dealing with programming, there should almost always be a target in mind. I advise picking a project or an area of interest and programming around it.
In the rapidly changing world of web development, more and more career fields come together to get a perfectly polished product. One bond occurring in almost every office/building is the love-hate relationship between programmer and designer. This relationship has occurred since the dawn of the windows system (meaning X windowing and not Microsoft Windows) and will continue to evolve over time.