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Open Source North Platinum Sponsor

sdg is thrilled to be a Platinum Sponsor of Open Source North , a one-day, affordable, hands-on, open source enterprise developer conference in the Twin Cities.  Why We’re Involved At sdg, we live and breathe our core values of Superior Customer Service, Exceptional Employee Experience, and Responsible Corporate Citizenship . Our commitment to those values makes us the #1 Best...
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sdg Named Back-to-Back #1 Best Place to Work in Twin Cities

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal recently held their 17th annual Best Places to Work awards reception, recognizing 65 Minnesota employers for creating and maintaining an engaging workforce. We could not be more excited to share that sdg was named the #1 place to work for medium-sized companies in the Twin Cities for the second year in a row! sdg employees completed an...
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Consulting as a Career

When I entered the workforce, I wasn’t interested in working on contract. I thought that consulting was an insecure and volatile business that was subject to the whims of the market. I wanted stability. I hoped that I’d find that one company that I could be part of for my entire career. The idea of having job security like that was very attractive to me. I had responsibilities, after all. I...
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21st Annual sdg Saints Game

This year marked our 21st Annual sdg Saints Baseball Game, but it was our first year at the new CHS Field in St. Paul. We had over 350 people in attendance, including sdg employees and their friends and family. Although the “tailgating” took place inside of the stadium this year, we were able to continue some of our favorite traditions. The night was complete with burgers and brats,...
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Upgrade Your Scrum Retrospectives

How do you get a team full of developers, who are generally comprised of introverts, to respond to a session where the key underlining topic is discussing their feelings? That, to me, has always been the ultimate challenge of the Scrum retro. Developers, by nature, are fairly critical. So talking about things that didn’t work and need improvement can often be easier...
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