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How to Know When to Refactor the Architecture of an App

by | May 18, 2020 | Exelaration

Changing the architecture of an existing application is one of the more challenging projects to undertake and complete successfully. It can be difficult for the technical team and the non-technical stakeholders...

Virtual Recruiting: An Exelaration Team Member Perspective

by | Apr 20, 2020 | Exelaration

No one was planning for a global pandemic to happen this spring. Especially not over spring break (the first one, that is) when I was enjoying the sunset in Myrtle Beach!...

The Biggest Problem with the Tech Talent Pipeline (and How to Fix It)

by | Feb 19, 2020 | Exelaration

The biggest crisis in the tech world today has been well-documented, and it’s even larger than you think. The tech talent shortage is growing exponentially as the demand for experienced technologists...

How to Not Be in the Center of a Software Firestorm

by | Feb 07, 2020 | Digital Service Delivery

Writing software is already difficult; writing software fast is near impossible. And yet we perceive companies are doing it all the time when, in fact, they are not.  What makes some...

Must-Have Skills Tech Students Need Before Graduating

by | Feb 03, 2020 | Exelaration

How do you deliver professional, high quality, easy-to-maintain code to your customers and clients if your team doesn’t even know what professional, high quality, easy-to-maintain code really means? You don’t! It’s...

Seven Things Every Internship Program Must Have

by | Jan 02, 2020 | Internships

An internship can transform an entry-level professional or student into a job-ready professional. Graduating with a diploma is great, but graduating with a diploma and a resume featuring accomplishments from a...

This is No Babysitting Job

by | Dec 12, 2018 | Professional Development

Final Post of the Series: Increase Your Stock by Investing in Your Future I’m always grateful Excella had the vision to the start the Exelaration Center (XC) in 2008, and for...

Three Things You’ll Learn as a Mentor

by | Dec 04, 2018 | Internships

Part 8 of the Series:  Increase Your Stock by Investing in Your Future Mentoring trains mentees and mentors alike. Mentoring creates an environment of growth and will challenge you as a...

The Essential Traits Needed to be a Mentor

by | Dec 04, 2018 | Professional Development

Part 7 of the Series: Increase your stock by investing in your future What makes a good mentor? This may seem like a simple question and yet, depending on who you ask,...

How Mentoring Has Made Me a Better Technology Consultant

by | Nov 20, 2018 | Professional Development

Part 6 of the Series: Increase your stock by investing in your future Mentoring students is rewarding, and has helped me become a more successful technology consultant. While it has presented challenges...

Leveraging Learning Styles in Your Mentoring Relationships

by | Nov 13, 2018 | Professional Development

Part 5 of the Series: Increase your stock by investing in your future Understanding and identifying learning styles is a key component in the mentorship process. Everyone learns in slightly different ways, and...

Invest Now, Not Later: Growing Junior Developers

by | Oct 30, 2018 | Professional Development

Part Three in the Series: Increase Your Stock by Investing in Your Future Struggling to find qualified candidates for a senior technical position? Your company is not alone. The market for...

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