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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
This is the fifth article in a series where I’ll talk about the essential traits of an E-g consultant. All software has a social impact: people are affected by all aspects of the software life cycle and they are more important than all the previous topics covered in this series, by far. It can be easy to envision coming to the E-g office everyday working with E-g people and being a part of the E-g culture that we love. Sharing life… [continue]