On Enterprise Innovation

Earlier this month DevMynd hosted the fourth event in our Executive Leadership Roundtable series.  It was a great opportunity to spend time with some fellow leaders from the Chicago technology and business community.  The topic this time was The Practice of Enterprise Innovation.  I found it a truly insightful conversation and I thought I would […]

 October 20, 2016

Are You Reading Enough Code?

“Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” —Annie Proulx Programming is weird. When learning to write code, we tend to focus on memorizing the syntax and features of a programming language. We learn about variables, loops, procedures, etc. We learn the varying parts of the language. We memorize […]

 October 18, 2016
The beginnings of a workshop conducted at Civilla in Detroit, MI. The beginnings of a workshop conducted at Civilla in Detroit, MI.

Designing for Social Impact

DevMynd’s Journey with Civilla We all want to make the world a better place by [insert what you’re thinking here]. If you’ve seen the TV show Silicon Valley, you know which scene I’m referring to when you read the sentence above. If you know people in startups, you may have heard them say this verbatim. […]

 September 28, 2016

Let’s Lookback.io

No pun intended. Sort of. (Note: Lookback.io did not sponsor this post.) It’s not everyday at a software shop that a client will ask for a step back to re-evaluate their product from a UX perspective. The story usually pans out where clients are ready to start building an application even if there are glaring […]

 September 20, 2016

Too Late to the Game?

“I’m too old…and I’m only in my 30s.” That doubt lay in the back of my mind when I decided to pursue design and coding as a member of Gen-Y. Objectively, I knew I could succeed with hard work and my motivation to learn.

 September 14, 2016