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Code is NOT the Most Important Output of Your Software Development Team… Here’s Why

by | Oct 26, 2020 | Exelaration

The job title “software developer” could not be more straightforward. The output is software, or code, and, if this is your job title, you probably have the impression that you’re measured...

Are You Asking Your Technical Recruits the Right Questions?

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Exelaration

One of easiest missteps when recruiting a for a position like software developer is being overly focused on ensuring the “minimum required skills” parameters of the position are met and losing...

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!...

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 Tips for Getting Hired in the Tech Industry

by | Jan 22, 2020 | Exelaration

Technology is always changing, and will always be booming. That’s because it represents whatever’s new. Across all tech areas and geographies, the world needs more tech workers, so it’s a great...

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...

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