Gaslight Blog

To build lasting impact with our clients, their end-users, and our community.

Sure, we love to geek out over technology and design. But it's all for a bigger purpose - boosting your business. Through development, design and business categories here on our blog - we break down our best practices, what to look for when it comes to software development, and how you can in fact, leverage technology.

06/29/16

Why Developers Turn Down Your Job Offers

You need tech talent to drive your business forward, but there isn’t exactly a herd of developers beating down your door. In fact, it might feel like you’re getting turned down an awful lot. Is it your job ad? Your recruiter? Your company? Or are all those developers just spoiled...

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06/03/16

Recruiting Women Into Tech And Keeping Them There

We were excited to welcome Tara Manicsic, a director and founder of the Cincinnati Women Who Code chapter, to June’s Tech Cafeteria. She shined some light on how companies that want to diversify their dev teams can find women to hire. After speaking with contacts in different Women Who Code...

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05/12/16

Intro to Ember and Ember CLI

Ember is a great tool once you know the basics. The infamous learning curve of the old days has improved drastically. Even then convention can be difficult when you don’t know what the conventions are. This talk from developer Jimmy Lauzau should help get you up and running. He covers:...

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05/05/16

Gaslight Podcast 34: Better Employee Onboarding

Your browser does not support the audio element. Gaslight COO Dewayne Greenwood and I chatted about how he took our employee onboarding from a zero to a 10. We talked about: Our employee onboarding failures How we turned it around What we learned from improv A typical first day at...

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05/03/16

The Messy Middle: When Your Software Project Feels Like a Failure

I’ve been thinking about a few different ideas that are similar but contrary. The first is that I think we often gloss over how risky it is to build custom software. Joel Spolsky famously wrote just a few years ago what we’ve paraphrased to be “never do a big rewrite.”...

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04/29/16

5 Ways to Write Sass That Plays Well With Others

Sass is an excellent tool for front-end designers and developers. It can improve the CSS authoring experience and help you quickly build out your design system. Like any tool, however, it can be misused. When working with teams or working on projects that will be handed off to a client,...

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