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Student Voices: Git Into it – An Overview of Git

by | Sep 15, 2021 | Internships

Version control is at the core of every software project; to efficiently develop in a team, you must be able to work asynchronously and avoid stepping on each other’s toes. Additionally,...

Why Forward-Thinking Startups Are Outsourcing Their Tech Projects

by | Jun 17, 2021 | Digital Service Delivery

Exelaration partners with lots of companies, but recently we have noticed an undeniable shift in our client base. A new type of client has emerged – the startup – and it’s...

The ELITE Grant’s Impact on Region 2 Employers

by | Jun 10, 2021 | Exelaration

The Experiential Learning in Tech Employment (ELITE) Grant has launched as Virginia’s first ever work-based learning grant for mentored software developers. These two inaugural projects engage student engineers from Virginia Tech...

Does Your Team Have a Ban on Learning?

by | Feb 17, 2021 | Exelaration

The quote landed with a thud. “On our project, we don’t want anyone learning on the job.” Someone said this to me in a meeting, and I couldn’t get it out...

Bogus or Real? Top Reasons Companies Say They Don’t Have a Thriving Internship Program

by | Nov 16, 2020 | Internships

Debunking fake news is everyone’s favorite 2020 hobby. Today’s fake news? The top three reasons we hear from companies for why they don’t have a thriving, year-round IT internship program: 1)...

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...

What We Learned by Making Our Internship Remote

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Exelaration

The COVID-19 global pandemic forced businesses all over the world to quickly adapt their daily operations to be more remote-friendly. Unfortunately, many businesses also decided to cancel their summer internship programs...

A Most Opportune Moment: Whose Careers Are Damaged Most by Remote Work?

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Exelaration

I was 22 years old and my stomach churned as I approached the Arthur Andersen Consulting headquarters in Washington, DC, on a steamy June morning. I was reporting for work on...

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!...

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...

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