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.
Blog posts tagged with: company culture
The first and prevailing principle behind the Agile Manifesto says, “Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. ” There’s a lot of power packed into that sentence so let’s examine it a bit more closely. What is our prime directive? Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer (or client, in the consultancy case).
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.
...have you tried turning it off and back on again?
Shawna joined the Pixo team in February of 2013 and now plays an administrative role on the Sales team. She loves providing support to and bridging the connections between sales, customer service, research, development, user experience, and the business itself.
Before coming to Pixo, Shawna worked in research labs at the U of I, utilizing her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She has a passion for science and nature and spends her spare time reading, doing art, and eating wonderful food. She is also an advocate for childhood cancer survivors, and hopes to one day race in a para-triathlon event.
Leadership, Task Management, Scheduling, Public Speaking, Creative Problem Solving, Word Processing, Adobe Indesign, Being Enthusiastic!
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign – B.S. in Kinesiology
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign – Certificate in Business Administration
Pixo, 2013-Present – Product Manager
UIUC Motor Control & Exercise Neuroscience Research Labs, 2009-2013 – Research Technician
“A key factor in Pixo’s ability to delight their clients is realizing that technology professionals who are well rested and have the time to explore their passions, in and out of work, are more creative and productive. ” Strategy + Business’s Susan Cramm released an article challenging Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In philosophy and highlighting why Pixo’s CEO, Lori Gold Patterson, Leans Out instead. See why S+B thinks Pixo is a great place for high-tech employees! Full article: Exceed Customer Expectations—and Get Home for Family Dinner.