Professional Development

Why teaching will make you a better designer

Imagine a magical space that is always filled with people ready to test out new prototypes. As a designer, every decision you make and every aspect of the experience you bring to the space will have an immediate impact. You can see what works, what doesn’t and hone your ideas into better and better prototypes […]

From Advertising to Tech, or How I Ended Up at DevMynd

Recently, people have been asking me; Why did you choose DevMynd over other software consulting firms? There are so many large organizations to compete with. My answer is, yes, there are several large organizations but in my opinion, they’re not any good. Most of these organizations are placing entry level consultants at your organization with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.