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ToadCast 028

For ToadCast 28 we have special guest Chris Bloom! Chris teaches our Director of Development Dan Linn, about new Front-End technologies.
By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
November 6, 2014

Seeing Long Term Technology Adoption as Evolution

Much like an evolutionary tree our goal in technology adoption is too continue to move forward and evolve, rather than getting caught in a dead end.  In the natural world, becoming bigger can be good but can lead to extinction events should the environment or food source change.  Right now we are in a technology Jurassic...
By Joaquin Lippincott, President & Founder
October 29, 2014

Javascript WAT: Diving into ECMAScript Abstract Equality Comparison Algorithm

I'm assuming most of you saw Gary Bernhardt's talk from CodeMash 2012 on some WAT™ features in Ruby and JavaScript. If not, I highly recommend you do as it's thouroughly amusing. No, seriously. Go ahead, I'll wait...
By Slavko Pesic, Development Team Lead
October 29, 2014

Sound "Bytes" from the 2014 Digital PM Summit

With the dust settled following the 2014 Digital PM Summit in Austin, it's time to take a moment to refelct on another year of great keynote sessions, enjoyable conversations with like-minded PMs, well-attended afterparties, and a fun host city. The event grew in size and improved on the 2013 event in many ways.
By Adam Edgerton, Director of Project Management & Operations
October 17, 2014

The Challenge to Innovation

Recently inspired by Peter Thiel's excellent book Zero to One, I've been reflecting on the software industry as the preeminent place where we can expect to see radical innovation - and the blockers that exist in the industry that need to be addressed for us to maximize the pace of change.
By Joaquin Lippincott, President & Founder
October 14, 2014

ToadCast 027 - DPM Summit Day 1 Live Recap

Toad project managers in Austin! For Toadcast 27, we're coming to you directly from our hotel room during the interlude between day one and two of the 2014 Digital PM Summit. Here's a quick recap of our day one highlights, with more to come once we return to Portland!
By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
October 6, 2014

Plan or Pain?

The 2014 Digital PM Summit is here! I'm greatly looking forward to presenting on organizational growth from a PM perspective. I've arrived at the final post in this mega-series supporting the presentation, which focuses on planning (or not planning) for growth. It takes a look at examples where planning is called for, while in other cases making decisions based on growing pains is the most efficient route to success.
By Adam Edgerton, Director of Project Management & Operations
October 1, 2014

Project Manage The Organization

It's just over a week until the 2014 Digital PM Summit, where I'll present on organizational growth from a PM perspective. This post in my supporting series applies learnings from the world of digital project management to the need for managing company operations.
By Adam Edgerton, Director of Project Management & Operations
September 26, 2014

ToadCast 026

Meet the people behind the tool. For Toadcast 26 we are joined by members of the New Relic team to talk about Insights, domestic chore inventions, and the heirarchy of desserts/bands. Our guests include:
By Steve Winters, Cloud Services Manager
September 24, 2014

"Why" Not "What" Documentation

With my presentation at the Digital PM Summit coming up on October 7th, here is post number nine in my series on organizational growth. This post makes the case that if you want documentation that has a shelf life of more than 6-12 months while growing, you need to focus on the "why" and not the "what" when creating documentation.
By Adam Edgerton, Director of Project Management & Operations
September 22, 2014