Software Development

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 Your Developers Are Leaving

by | Sep 09, 2021 | Exelaration

“Big Chief’s gotta move on.” This is a family saying in our house, and we don’t really know why. When it’s time to leave or switch activities, we use this phrase...

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...

Pros and Cons of a Custom Content Management System

by | Oct 07, 2020 | Exelaration

A Content Management System (CMS) is an application (typically a web-browser based application) for the purpose of developing, curating, and organizing content for a website. WordPress is perhaps the most well-known,...

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...

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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