Is your career in a STEM Field? Have you ever been the only female on your team at work? Did you graduate with a STEM degree, yet the percentage of women in the graduating class was less than 20%? The answers are all yes for me. Last week I participated as a chaperone for sixth-grade girls at Ignite Your Superpower (IYS). IYS, sponsored by Women & Hi Tech, provided middle-school girls a whole day to discover more about Science, Technology,… [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]
A little over a year ago, one of our clients came to us and asked if we would take over a project that had fallen into disrepair. Much effort had been expended to get the project off the ground several years ago but time and other priorities had taken their toll. Users were growing increasingly frustrated with bugs, performance problems, data issues and the lack of any forward movement in terms of new features. Several attempts were made to breathe life… [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]
I am a developer…a software engineer…a coder, whatever you want to call it. If you’re not, don’t fret…I think the basic ideology of this article can be applied to any profession. Confidence is key. A little confidence can transform a professional world of doubt/fear into a thoroughly enjoyable career. Once you reach the tipping point where confidence outweighs doubt, it transforms your experience. In conjunction, when confidence is lacking, frustration and fear linger. It’s hard to enjoy your profession if… [continue]