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.

10/30/13

The Benefits of Approaching Problems with a Beginner's Mind

As a custom software development shop, we’re always interested in marketing. Enjoying the work we do, and talking about it is the best way to reach new customers. One of the suggestions we often hear is that we should specialize; focus on a specific industry. My answer is we have....

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10/28/13

Jim Weirich on Decoupling from Rails

Jim Weirich presents “Decoupling from Rails” at this months Cincinnati Ruby Brigade user group. Cincinnati Ruby Brigade is a group of local developers who talk about Ruby and share code. We meet the third Tuesday of every month at Gaslight HQ. Come hang out with us!

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10/25/13

The Brave New World of Empowered People

Brooklyn Beta was inspiring. The conference had a great message. Make what you love, follow your passion, build it and the rest will come. However, there was another common thread naturally emerging from the talks. Scott Barron recognized it, and it resonated with me. Scott was inspired by a talk...

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10/23/13

They Should Call It GetCamp!

Tis the season to be giving. At least that’s what about a hundred of my fellow IT professionals, their families and I were doing this weekend at the Southwest Ohio GiveCamp (SWOGC). GiveCamps have been happening around the country since 2008. Gaslight founding member, Ed Sumerfield organized the first Cincinnati...

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10/21/13

Creating Awesome New Developers: Dev Bootcamp Visit

Last week, Chris and I visited Dev Bootcamp in Chicago. We talked with Dave Hoover and our old friend (and inaugural QCMerge speaker) Jen Myers. Dave’s Twitter bio does a great job summing up the person I met: “Latent human potential pisses me off.” You can tell he’s driven to...

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10/16/13

The Intersection of Design and Development

Since I’ve been in the business of making things for people, I’ve always thought there was a clear distinction between designers and developers. They dress different and concentrate on different things. How can lines of code be the same as a logo? After attending Brooklyn Beta I opened my eyes....

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