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The sdg Blog is designed to show you who we are and what we're all about. Whether you're looking to read up on the latest technologies, trying to improve your soft skills, or wondering what we've been up to, our blog offers something for everybody.

WebGL and A-Frame

Introduction In the past, I’ve written several tutorials on using Three.js for creating 3D scenes. Three.js is a fantastic library that abstracts out all of the messiness of WebGL and allows the developer to focus on creating 3D scenes. So what is A-Frame and why use it? A-Frame A-Frame is an open source framework built by the Mozilla VR team that allows for the rapid...
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The sdg ESOP: How I Went from Shocked to Excited

At our company meeting last November, sdg’s owners announced that we were becoming 100% employee-owned by way of an ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Essentially this means that over time, full ownership of sdg will be transferred to employees through stock allocations each year. I went through several different stages as I processed this new information, but ultimately I discovered how...
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sdg Participates in Third Annual Beer 5K

Last month, the sdgFIT committee hosted our third annual Beer 5K for employees and their spouses and friends. What exactly is a Beer 5K? Well, each year the sdgFIT committee maps out a trail typically in Northeast Minneapolis, plotting out breweries along the way. The group runs from brewery to brewery trying out different beers as they go. This year we started at Able Brewery , ran to ...
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Digital Transformation: A practical guide

I remember being impressed with the ingenuity of Disney’s PhotoPass service nearly a decade ago. It was such a simple idea: “Let us take your pictures for you so you don’t have to carry a camera.” When you leave the park at the end of the day, your pictures are waiting for you. You can even put them in a Disney themed photobook while you’re there or online when you get home....
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Multiple #1 Priorities

When I get home from work, my wife has a standing “honey do” list -- a list of tasks around the house that she would like me to complete. There are always more things on the list than I can possibly accomplish in one weekend, so the list never really ends. Every item on the list is ordered from #1 to whatever the end number is in order of priority. Here’s a simple example of what is on the...
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