We have an informal saying around here: Do Right and Risk the Consequences. One of our E-gineers had that as a bumper sticker awhile back, and it just seems to apply pretty universally. We all have countless opportunities to do a little something for someone else – something completely selfless and sacrificial. It seems so often we let those opportunities slip by – for a myriad of reasons, for sure. Add to that: with our abundance of technological connectedness, we’ve… [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]
It was a big day at E-g! We enjoyed a big lunch (G.T. South’s!) and ice cream with our families as we celebrated our latest office expansion (we unceremoniously call it “The Annex”), a new sign on the building – oh, and 16 years of quality software solutions! It’s right for us to make much of our families, and it’s right for us to mark milestones of blessing like this. We want to make sure to express value for the truly… [continue]
How do you properly honor Pi Approximation Day (July 22nd – or 22/7)? You have a pie bake-off. Well, at least that’s what we do around here. There were 17 home-grown entries, and 37 very happy (and very full) voters. The competition was fierce. Some of us needed several servings to make sure we were tasting what we thought we were tasting. By the end of the tasting – uh testing – time, it was clear: only a few points… [continue]