Before we get started… Surely we can agree that joy doesn’t mean being ecstatic each and every minute. Or as Wyatt Earp comically suggested in the 1993 movie Tombstone, it doesn’t mean we “laugh all day long like an idiot.” In fact, joy can look a lot like peace. And that peace can carry us through those tough times and dark days. Low on joy? Think: thankful There’s a direct link between thankfulness and joy. In fact, it’s a show-stopper… [continue]
Adulthood. Coming of age. Voting. High school graduation. These are all things that greet us here in the US when we turn 18. So it seems E-g has finally come of age! How do we celebrate our 18th anniversary? Just like we do the rest of life here at E-g – like a family. We gathered at one of our beautiful local parks, swung open the gates, and said, “Have fun!” Honestly, we needed little instruction after that!
Being recognized among the Best Places to Work in Indiana – a hard-working state filled with so many excellent companies – is an incredible honor. But being named the #1 place to work, in a year in which we moved from the Small Companies up to the Medium category, is downright indescribable. As we have grown from a folding table in a garage almost 20 years ago into 80+ people and around 20,000 square feet of office space today, the… [continue]
Earlier this year we put together a Christmas Card Workshop for employees to bring their kids. We invited them to EG on a Saturday for cookie decorating (and eating of course), Christmas card making, and some fun family portraits. We even had some silly props to make it more exciting! When our monthly lunch rolls around in December, we like to celebrate the season with some good food (pulled pork/brisket bbq of course), and a little fun. Alongside the… [continue]
There’s Pi Day (3.14 or March 14th) and then there’s Pi Approximation Day (22/7 or 22 July), which is technically tomorrow. So, within a little over 4 months there are (at least) two wonderful occasions for baking, and eating, pie. We take these opportunities very seriously around here. The math behind date-based compulsory pie eating may be a little complicated, but we find that eating the pies themselves comes very easily. Besides the straightforward connection we make from computing and… [continue]
The Deam Team ~ I’m sure that’s the first time that joke has ever been made. Or perhaps not… A few, proud group of E-gineers (and a stalwart friend of E-g) recently made our way out to the Charles C. Deam Wilderness, within the Hoosier National Forest for a backpacking adventure. We had been talking about putting a trip like that together for awhile. With a little persistence and planning, what started out as “talk” became a “walk!” … [continue]
This is a special week at E-g. We have the privilege of hosting some valued clients in Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner certification training. We brought in Daniel Gullo of Apple Brook Consulting because a few of our folks had training with Daniel in the past. He does an excellent job. You could say we value Scrum here at E-g. To date, we have around two dozen Scrum certifications among E-g consultants. Beyond the “piece of paper” of the… [continue]
We’re very excited about some new tables for our annex. And not just the tables – which are, without a doubt beautiful and functional – but also about the great conversations, meals, and work that will take place around them in the years to come. It was so good to get to talk with David, Andrew, Justin, and Margaret from Purposeful Design. We love their mission – what an amazing vision, working itself out rather well in the lives of… [continue]