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Before Rolling Out Products, Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Beyond focus groups and surveys, different paths lead to uncovering ways to delight your customers. It is important to recognize the problems, challenges, wants, and needs of people. “Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes” is also good advice for rolling out products.

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Pamela Rentz
Programmers at a hackathon 4 Reasons Your Company Should Hold a Developer Hackathon

Hackathons, where developers meet up to do some collaborative programming, are a great venue for problem-solving and creativity. They give employees the potential to get ideas out there that could pay off big, work the bugs out of new technology, and increase morale—and, best of all, they can be held anywhere.

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Athena Baker
Raspberry Pi's Latest Compute Module: CM3+

They say all good things eventually come to an end. The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced the latest and last iteration of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module series: Compute Module 3+ (CM3+), designed for industrial applications and digital makers.

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Pamela Rentz
Logo for the Open Source Initiative The Challenges with Open Source Software

Using open source software is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Often teams don’t have the budget to purchase commercial tools, and without an open source solution, their productivity suffers. But open source is not a panacea. There are some challenges that can hit you hard if you aren’t careful.

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Jeffery Payne
STEM Girl Scout Cookie Sales Help Fund STEM Badges, Including Cybersecurity and Programming

It's officially Girl Scout cookie season, and that means you’re doing a good thing when you buy those boxes of cookies. The Girl Scouts offer science- and technology-related badges and journeys to introduce girls to computer science, robotics, mechanical engineering, space exploration, and cybersecurity.

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Pamela Rentz
summit supercomputer World’s Fastest Supercomputer Summit Is Ready

Acceptance testing is complete, and selected users are starting to tackle the most complex of science problems on the 200-petaflop IBM AC922 Summit supercomputer. Summit enables scientists to explore new territory and uncover insights by applying artificial intelligence algorithms.

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Pamela Rentz
owasp logo OWASP Releases Latest Top 10 IoT Vulnerabilities

The growing list of internet-connected devices bring amazing benefits, but the sharing of valuable information that brings this convenience also brings security concerns. The Open Web Application Security Project has released its Top 10 Internet of Things 2018 list of the highest-priority issues.

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Pamela Rentz
People applauding near a medal saying "2018" Top 10 TechWell Insights Stories of 2018

Many teams are embracing new practices, and several of last year's most-read stories reflect that, with topics such as AI, DevOps, and continuous testing. But it looks like lots of teams also want to get back to basics, because guides to tried-and-true agile and testing methods also ranked high. Check out the roundup.

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Beth Romanik