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sdg Volunteers Participate in BestPrep eMentor Program

Back by popular demand, sdg volunteered for the second time with the BestPrep eMentors program this spring. BestPrep is a not-for-profit organization that helps educate Minnesota youth on various employment skills and business opportunities. This year, sdg volunteers were paired with a Design, Digital Media and Innovation class at Northeast Metro High School from February through...
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Liferay Announces 2015 North American Symposium

The Liferay North American Symposium is the largest gathering of Liferay developers, users, and customers in the western hemisphere. Liferay, the world’s leading open source portal, was again named to Gartner’s magic quadrant for horizontal portals in 2014. Golden Valley, MN – April 20, 2015 – Liferay will host this year’s North American Symposium in Chicago, Illinois on November 16-17,...
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Using Leaflet to Find Your Next Cup of Coffee

According to Pew , “74% of adult smart phone owners age 18 and older say they use their phone to get directions or other information based on their current location.”  We’ve all been there before: an unfamiliar town, desperate for a cup of coffee, unsure where to get it. You pull out your smart phone, head to your favorite coffee chain website, hoping to have it tell you how far away...
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Discovering Relevance

Six months after LINQ to SQL was released, I had the chance to use it in a project. I was pretty excited. I was skeptical, too, but mostly excited. I figured I was dipping my toes into the future. From that day forward, there would be no need to write SQL (a fact that actually made me sad since I quite like writing SQL). Nope. From then on, I would write my database queries in C# like God...
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Outside of the Box

Have you ever considered technology as a viable career or hobby, but think that you are not necessarily cut out of that cloth? I never thought of myself as someone who would EVER want to work in Technology, but here I am. Things change, people change. Careers twist and turn. Life happens. I don’t fit “in the box”. I don’t think anyone should have to fit into a box. I’m a mid-life, female,...
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