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.

05/18/17

Solving Big Problems on Tiny Computers

Not all big software problems require big computers. When people talk about scale in the computing world, it’s usually related to managing heavy website traffic or processing large amounts of data. At Gaslight, I love to solve large scale problems. It’s a way for me to improve how I design...

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05/11/17

Apprenticeship: The Unexpected Journey

I’d been working on my first real programming job for two months when I heard back from Gaslight with this offer: move away from friends and family in Chicago for a temp position with a worse title and less pay. After five months here, I think accepting was one of...

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05/05/17

Empathy Mapping

Last year I was fortunate enough to attend a leadership retreat hosted by AIGA for chapter leaders across the country. It was three days full of collaboration, with chapters sharing and learning from each other, brainstorming community engagement approaches, and discussing ways to maximize AIGA’s impact. The retreat dedicated a...

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04/27/17

Apprenticeship: The Path to a Development Career

My name is Sam, and I’m entering my second career at only 24 years old. I could not be more confident that it is the right one. For those of you interested in hearing about the day-to-day of my experience in my new career, don’t worry! My next posts will...

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04/20/17

Apprenticeship: Unlocking Potential

I just finished my 6th week of the Gaslight Developer Apprenticeship. Myself, another mentee, and our mentor have been injected into an agile team at a large company in town. The team is operating on a vertical, which means we own both the back-end and front-end code for our part...

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03/21/17

Gaslight: Hello (Again)

2016 was a year of change for Gaslight. This change was especially meaningful to me because I’ve had the pleasure of serving as Gaslight’s CEO for the last 9 months. If you are already a friend of Gaslight’s you know that we have been delivering high quality software solutions, with...

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